The Spirit Hub Independent Distillery Preservation Fund (“The Fund”) has finished their first round of fundraising efforts and is now opening applications for grants for the first time. In an effort to provide financial aid to independent distilleries who have suffered many losses in the past year despite stepping up for their communities, The Fund will award grants to distilleries in need.
“We are so excited to receive our first round of applications to see where this goes,” said David Cohen, treasurer of The Fund. “Once we get our name out there and start awarding grants, we know we’ll be able to make more of an impact for these organizations, which is all we could ask for.”
Applications are now available for download at spirithubfund.org and must be submitted by May 30th, 2021 for consideration. The Fund collected donations from several industry partners including Spirit Hub, NimbleJack Partners LLC, Independent Stave Company, Moonshine University, Insero & Co, Cerco Group and more to provide grants for this first round of funding. Initial grants will be limited to $5,000 per entity and are not guaranteed by application.
To apply, organizations must fill out the application and meet several other requirements, such as: holding a Distilled Plant License, be based in the United States (including minor outlying islands), be in the business for 2 years or more, and others. Applications and all associated resources must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th, 2021 for consideration. The board projects awarding the first round of grants in mid-June 2021.
The Fund was launched in December of 2020 by Spirit Hub, the first eCommerce platform that connects customers with craft spirits from independent distilleries around the world with the intention to give back to the community of independent distilleries that their business relies on. The Fund is anticipating re-opening applications for round 2 in the summer or early fall.
The Fund has been created as a separate entity from Spirit Hub and its charitable operations are in compliance with industry regulations at the federal and state levels.
For more information, visit spirithubfund.org.