youth in school

Economic opportunity is critical to the future of the earth’s 2 billion people under the age of 20. But helping young people to develop their skills and interests and to become effective leaders is also important to the future vitality of communities worldwide. Winrock works to equip young people with the training and resources they need to build fulfilling and productive lives.

Developing Delta Entrepreneurs

Project Title: Delta Innovation Fund

Budding entrepreneurs in the Mississippi River Delta region often lack resources crucial to business success — a deficit that discourages job creation, stunts economic growth and perpetuates persistent poverty. To address these issues, the Delta I-Fund program, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority, trains cohorts of entrepreneurs in successful startup practices, connects them with local business mentors and provides them with capital sourced from private investors. Bolstered by knowledge and funding, these businesspeople are better prepared to bring their innovative ideas to life.


Contact: Jeff Stinson