Small Business Grant

Fox Cities SCORE has announced the Chapter is now accepting applications for a new small business grant created in the name of long-time SCORE advisor and mentor, Rudy Cherkasky.

Announcing The Rudy Cherkasky Grant

Fox Cities SCORE has announced the Chapter is now accepting applications for a new small business grant created in the name of long-time SCORE advisor and mentor, Rudy Cherkasky. The Rudy Cherkasky Small Business Grant is a one-time $1,000 grant awarded yearly to an entrepreneur to launch or grow a small business. A life-long businessperson himself, Cherkasky was president of the Quaker Dairy that eventually became Quaker Bakery Company, which he sold to his son Miles in 2001.

The grant's funding is made possible by monies donated to the Fox Cities SCORE Chapter by Cherkasky in April 2018 for the sole purpose of supporting young businesses. Cherkasky felt very strongly in giving back to his local community through volunteerism and mentoring young entrepreneurs, helping many start new businesses. Previous funding distributions include $1,000 for small business growth and $500 for the opportunity for a small business owner to attend a vital industry business convention. When Cherkasky passed away earlier this year, Chapter members knew at once what they needed to do. "With the remaining funds Rudy donated, the Chapter then chose to create the grant to continue Cherkasky's legacy in SCORE," says Cheryl Muskus, Fox Cities SCORE Chapter Chair.

To apply for the Rudy Cherkasky Small Business Grant, send a short description of your business, including how the funds will be used to: score.foxcities@scorevolunteer.org. Applications must be received by June 30. All applications will be reviewed and contacted by July 31. There is no fee to apply for this grant.