Franklin Chamber Launches Pilot Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Franklin Chamber of Commerce | June 27, 2024

The Franklin Chamber Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the launch of its new pilot program aimed at fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among youth under 18 years of age. This initiative is designed to provide enterprising young entrepreneurs with support they need to bring their creative business ideas to life.

As part of this program, the Franklin Chamber Foundation will award a grant of $500 to a successful candidate to help fund their entrepreneurial project. This grant is intended to assist with essential start-up costs, enabling the young entrepreneur to develop their business concept and gain valuable experience in the world of entrepreneurship.

"We are thrilled to support the next generation of business leaders through this pilot program," said Rosie Chambers, president and CEO of the Franklin Chamber. "Our goal is to empower young minds with the tools and resources they need to turn their ideas into reality, while also instilling a sense of confidence and business acumen that will serve them well in the future."

The pilot program is open to all residents of Johnson County who are under 18 years of age. Applicants are required to submit an application which outlines the project, sustainability and potential impact to the community. A panel of local business leaders and members of the Franklin Chamber Foundation will review the applications and select the most promising project.

Applications for the pilot program are now open and will be accepted until August 5. Interested candidates can find more information and apply online at .

"We believe that nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age is crucial for the economic future of our community," added Rosie Chambers. "By investing in our youth, we are investing in the future prosperity and innovation of Johnson County.” Funding for this pilot program is provided through donations and fundraising efforts of the Franklin Chamber Foundation. Reach out to Rosie Chambers to learn more about donating to the Foundation.

Questions regarding the Young Entrepreneurs pilot program can be directed to or 317-736-6334.

Young Entrepreneur Grant Application


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of economic growth and quality of life for its members and the community. For more information about becoming a Chamber member, or for a calendar of events, contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce Website: or call 317-736-6334.