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Red Ants Pants Foundation


The Mission

To develop and expand leadership roles for women

To preserve and support working family farms and ranches

To enrich and promote rural communities

The Values

To recognize and cultivate a strong work ethic

To encourage and build self-reliance, especially for women

To educate the public on the importance of maintaining traditional work skills

To provide opportunities for people with different perspectives to connect, build bridges, and discover common ground


The Foundation is supported by the Red Ants Pants Music Festival


Community Grants
With proceeds from the 2013 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, $16,000 in grants were awarded in 2014 to thirteen organizations from across the state whose projects were in line with the mission of the Red Ants Pants Foundation. Check out the grant recipients here.

Timber Skills
Our Timber Skills Workshops continue to be a huge success!

This year’s September Timber Skills Workshop begins Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 pm and finishes up at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th (after a celebratory lunch)! With nearly three full days to learn and practice, even participants who have never touched a chain saw before will leave feeling confident that they can safely perform basic chain saw techniques.

Our Timber Skills Workshops are limited to 12 participants (first come, first served) and all applicants must be 18 years of age or older. The cost is $300 per person, covering food (fully catered – yum!), materials, course equipment, and instruction. We welcome applicants of all walks of life – this course is designed for beginner and intermediate users (all genders welcome). Click here if you are interested in participating in the 2015 Timber Skills Workshop!

Women’s Leadership Workshops
We are in the development stages of women’s leadership workshops. Stay tuned!