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Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation

a 501(c)3 corporation

Help us DOUBLE the money we use to support student and women entrepreneurs

The SOE Foundation is unique in that we support entrepreneurship at all levels in our region. Through our annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship™ Awards, high school and college student entrepreneurs are inspired by successful role women models, in addition to winning cash prizes as seed money for their businesses as well as scholarships. At the same time, outstanding women entrepreneurs from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are honored with beautifully engraved awards from Tiffany. One of the businesses that are less than five years old wins our special Successful Entrepreneurs Giving Back Award. The proceeds from the SOE Awards go toward funding the student awards and scholarships for the following year.

For the first time, the SOE Foundation has been given a large matching grant but we only have until the end of the 2018 to raise the funds. The funds we raise provide seed capital that they can use to implement their winning business ideas and to continue their education. So far the SOE Foundation has contributed over $67,000 that has been distributed among the student winners of the SBCC Scheinfeld Center’s New Venture Challenge.

As we grow, we will also offer additional scholarship funds to the high school winners to use at the college or university of their choice, as well as additional cash prizes for the women winners.

You can help us support tomorrow's entrepreneurs and fulfill our goal of encouraging future economic growth in the region by making a tax-deductible donation today.