Bowls Frozen Desserts is a locally owned dessert shop in Auburn Indiana that brings awareness to youth, families, and communities. They love helping students, non-profits, for-profits, and other types of organizations reach their potentials by helping them coordinate unique fundraising opportunities. Bowls has an open-door policy is willing to connect with anyone across the midwest for whatever their needs may be.
Molly Grimm – Wool & Cottage
In Auburn, crafting and community have come together through Wool & Cottage, a place for women to learn useful skills and have fun doing it. Molly Grimm started Wool & Cottage to provide knitting classes to the community that anyone can join. She currently uses knitting kits to teach her classes, and through a grant from Fortitude, Molly can purchase more knitting kits, allowing her to teach more classes per month.
Luke Bassett – BŪMI JUICE
The demand for fresh-pressed juice in Fort Wayne became apparent when Luke Bassett was asked to make juice for a local fresh food grocery story. BŪMI JUICE was born–100% organic, raw, cold-pressed juice. Luke produces dozens a bottles of week in Auburn, IN. As a recipient of a micro-grant from Fortitude, Luke can purchase client management software, a refrigeration unit, and print high-quality labels for his bottles.
Denise Hoff – Fresh Food Hub
Denise and her team first opened Fresh Food Hub in 2015, and since then, they have grown to a community who want to get people out of the fast food lane and back in the kitchen. Their goal is to equip and teach people how to cook fresh food for themselves. A grant from Fortitude can help them purchase equipment for their teaching kitchen so more people can learn how to cook healthy food.
Tom Kelly came up with the unique idea of creating a culinary, musical, and creative arts experience in an intimate environment. This exclusive experience will serve guests with a three-course meal while songwriters and artists share their work throughout an evening. With the micro-grant, Tom and his partner can invest in branding that will exemplify their unique and exclusive dining venture.