WREN was founded nearly 30 years ago as an 8-month training and support program to help 12 very low-income rural women achieve their dreams of business ownership. Today WREN is a women-led organization inclusive to all with more than 350 members.
We have served over 3,000 aspiring small business owners with grants, workshops and training, and market access opportunities including our Main Street Store and Gallery in Bethlehem. We provide a cultural outlet where the public can gather to enjoy and learn about art. And we nurture the upcoming generation’s creative and entrepreneurial instincts with youth programming for those who will help shape the future of our community.
For nearly 30 years, New Hampshire’s North Country has turned to WREN for learning, earning, and cultural opportunities. But what if there never was a WREN to turn to? How many connections, creative opportunities, and lifelong friendships would be lost? How many business owners would have needlessly struggled alone?
Without WREN in our community, small business owners and artists would lose valuable connections, market opportunities, and access to funding. We need your help. Please make a gift today!
The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting better lives and livelihoods in the North Country of New Hampshire. While grants keep us going, your donations are key to helping us continue serving the artists, makers, and low to moderate income small business owners who depend on us for resources, market access, and educational opportunities.
Thank you so much for your tax-deductible donation. Your support means the world!