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Fellowships to USA Women Entrepreneurs to
Expand Their Early-Stage Businesses

Fellows Program

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Tory Burch Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/12/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Fellowships of $5,000 to USA and territories women entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries to help them lead and expand their early-stage business. In addition to funding, fellows will participate in workshops and receive business guidance, as well as the opportunity for in-person and online networking. Funding must be used to further fellows' business education.

Fellows will receive:

  • One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation that includes virtual education programming, workshops and business guidance
  • Grant funds for business education
  • Access to private online peer community
  • Opportunity to participate in the Fellows Lab, a mentorship event with industry leaders
  • Trip to NYC for culminating networking and community-building
    * Pending CDC and New York state safety guidelines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166678

Number of Grants:

Up to 50 fellows

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellows will receive:
- 1-Year Fellowship: Virtual education, workshops and intensives to grow your business.
- Premier Peer Network: Online community where you can connect and share ideas.
- $5,000 Grant: To advance your business education.
- Trip to the Tory Burch Offices: Workshops and networking with your community of Fellows! (*pending CDC health and safety guidelines)

Term of Contract:

. Each Fellow will commit to a one-year fellowship.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Criteria:
- A woman-identifying entrepreneur who owns the largest or equal stake in a qualifying business that is majority (51% or more) owned and controlled by women
- 21 years or older as of the application due date (November 12, 2021)
- Proficient in English
- A legal resident of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and its territories

Business Criteria:
- For-profit, from any industry
- Early-stage (one to five years of operations preferred)
- Generating revenues (minimum of $75,000 strongly preferred)
- Formed under United States law and operating in the United States

Not Eligible for this Program:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Idea stage ventures
- Subsidiary businesses or franchisee

Pre-Application Information:

Applications can only be submitted online no later than November 12, 2021, at 11:59:59 ET.

- Sep 28, 2021: Applications open
- Nov 12, 2021: Applications close
- Spring 2022: 50 Fellows are selected
- Summer 2022: Fellowship begins

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


The Tory Burch Foundation, Inc.
11 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

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