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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 2016 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, $19,000 in grants were awarded in 2017 to 13 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
Each year, using proceeds from our Red Ants Pants Music Festival, we host a three-day-plus Timber Skills Course designed to empower and educate women of all skill levels on the basic understanding, maintenance and operation of hand and power tools. We are excited to continue our expanded Timber Skills offerings – participants have the option to participate in either the Chainsaw 101 or Construction 101 course.

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 $450 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.

Our 2018 Timber Skills Workshop will take place in September 2018, date TBD.

Click here if you are interested in participating in the 2018 Timber Skills Workshop!

Women’s Leadership Workshops
We are in the development stages of women’s leadership workshops. Stay tuned! Click here if you are interested in learning more.