Workafrolic Parentpreneur Grants

$5,533 of $25,000 goal

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Workafrolic is raising money to launch the Workafrolic Parentpreneur Grant Program in the Fall! Your contribution will benefit D.C. "parentpreneurs" (parent entrepreneurs), Workafrolic, and the creation of a more supportive ecosystem for parentpreneurs in D.C. and beyond. 

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to fund one grant for an aspiring parent entrepreneur to bring their innovative business concept to life. The selected recipient will be able to use Workafrolic's coworking space, child care, and fitness and wellness classes as a Full-Time Member for 12 months to build their business and launch it. The more we raise, the more we will give. Check out the individual and corporate giving tiers and perks below!

We are so excited about the potential impact of this program and are inviting YOU to be a crucial part of its beginning by making a contribution and spreading the word about our campaign. 

Help us spread the word to individuals and businesses that want to support parent entrepreneurship!

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Workafrolic is a unique coworking space in the heart of Washington, D.C. that offers flexible on-site child care and fitness and wellness classes. Workafrolic integrates the key elements of a working parent life – work, child care, and self-care – to give parents the physical and mental space to still be productive, creative, and healthy in the throes of early parenthood. Workafrolic has fostered a comfortable, welcoming, and nurturing community for both parents and kids in its beautiful and thoughtfully-designed space. 

Entrepreneurs make invaluable contributions to society through innovation that touches every part of our lives as well as creating jobs and stimulating the economy. New parents often have creative solutions to problems across many sectors that we do not want to miss. Parenthood and the new lifestyle that comes with it bring a fresh perspective to the everyday.  

Entrepreneurship is rewarding, but it is also a risky and challenging path for the individuals who choose it. And there are additional obstacles that entrepreneurs with young children must navigate. There are the steep(er) financial risks, the complex family scheduling, the complete sacrifice of self, and the many personal and business responsibilities and commitments that need constant attention. 

Workafrolic plans to award 1-2 grants in the inaugural round of the program to recipients selected through a competitive application process. Recipients will be parents of children under 2 years old, have business plans with financials, demonstrate financial need, and be D.C. residents. 

Each grant package includes:
a) Workafrolic Full-Time Membership for 12 months, including 130 hours of child care per month, 24-hour access to workspace, and 4 hours of free meeting room time ($22,788 value)
b) $175 credit per month for fitness & wellness classes with child care for 12 months ($2,100 value) 

Workafrolic will provide recipients:
c) Use of venue for business launch event
d) Access to all professional development seminars and events 
e) One-on-one mentorship

Total Per Award: $24,888 

Key Target Dates
Complete Fundraising - July 20
Publish Call for Applications - July 30
Applications Due - August 24
Notify Finalists with Feedback - September 3
Pitch Event - September 13
Grant Period - October 15, 2018 - October 14, 2019

We welcome donations of any amount and are offering the following perks to show appreciation for generous individual and corporate sponsors.

(Individuals) TIER: Friend ($200 +)/ PERK: 2 free drop-in classes 
(Individuals) TIER: Supporter ($500 +)/ PERK: 4 free classes + thank you by name in newsletter + quarterly progress updates
(Individuals) TIER: Pioneer ($1,000 +)/ PERK: 6 free classes + thank you by name in newsletter + quarterly progress updates + VIP guest for Pitch Event

(Businesses) TIER: Bronze ($1,000 +)/ PERK: name & logo included in newsletter 
(Businesses) TIER: Silver ($6,000 +)/ PERK: name & logo included in newsletter + all online and print program materials + press release
(Businesses) TIER: Gold ($12,000 +)/ PERK: name & logo included in newsletter + all online and print program materials + press release + sponsor promo opportunity at Pitch Event + 2 social media posts from Workafrolic to promote sponsor's brand
(Businesses) TIER: Platinum ($25,000 +)/ PERK: name & logo included in newsletter + all online and print program materials + press release + sponsor promo opportunity at Pitch Event + 4 social media posts from Workafrolic to promote sponsor's brand + name the grant + fill one seat on review panel + speak at Pitch Event

Workafrolic also welcomes offline contributions and customized corporate sponsorship packages. Please contact us to discuss these options.
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We are very thankful for the generous support we've received. Thank you again to everyone who has made a contribution! Please read below for news about how our goal to support parentpreneurs has developed and another way you can support us with just a few minutes of your time.

We are excited to tell you about a new partnership between Workafrolic and Makers Making Babies ( to organize and host the Mompreneur Mastermind Program. Makers Making Babies facilitates mompreneur peer group discussions about topics related to both business and motherhood.

The Mompreneur Mastermind Program is an 8-week peer-led support and training program tailored to female entrepreneurs with children and businesses under 4 years old. The program will address the unique needs of these women using the mastermind group model in which the collective intelligence and experience of the group acts as the support or coach to the group.

Workafrolic will host the program in its facility. Child care will be provided during all meetings and participants will receive complimentary Workafrolic memberships to use the coworking space with on-site child care during the program.

We've applied for a $10,000 grant from BEACON DC to help finance the program. There is a Community Voting Round happening right now where anyone can vote online at this URL: Vote for us by next Saturday, August 25th!

The business that wins the Community Voting Round gets: a two-hour "Hack Your Business" strategy session with Pipeline Angels DC,
a three-month Gold Membership package at Hera Hub DC (including a hot desk for 80 hrs/month, $90/month worth of room booking credits, two guest passes, and access to all member events),
a feature on the "Get Found, Get Funded Podcast,"
and special recognition at the BEACON Grant Awards.
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