The DD Entrepreneurial Foundation awarded three female business owners with grants Oct. 15 before the Grand Jam finale of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
The foundation gives out grants every year in support of female-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs.
Daneya Jacobs, owner of Candy Connections, received a $15,000 grant. Courtney Clarke, owner of Drama Kids Delaware, received $3,000. Haley Timmins, owner of The Makeover Place in Laurel, received $2,000.
DD Project Wines was a sponsor of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. The company donated all proceeds from sales of its wine at the event to the DD Foundation.
Dave Britz started the DD Entrepreneurial Foundation to honor his late mother, Diane Rizzo, who founded the Capriotti’s sandwich franchise.
“I started the foundation to support women in business, like her, and to make a difference and to keep her spirit alive. All of these women are keeping her spirit alive,” Britz said.
Britz said the foundation received three times as many grant applicants this year, which was its second year, as it did in 2022.
For more information about DD Entrepreneurial Foundation, go to ddefoundation.org.