$5,000 Grant @ Women Founded Companies

Designed for female entrepreneurs, the Tory Burch Foundation has opened applications for The Fellows Program for women in the US. Fellows receive a grant, pitch opportunity, workshops and more. Learn more and apply below.


About Tory Burch Foundation:

Tour Burch launched her business in 2004. As the company has grown, she has learned about the obstacles that women in business face, from balancing work and family (my greatest challenge) to securing financing. Many also lack the confidence, business networks and training they need to see their ideas through. That is why in 2009 she created the Tory Burch Foundation to support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs.

Drawing on our experiences and on conversations with businesswomen from around the world, the Foundation has developed programs and initiatives that invest in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses by providing: access to capital, entrepreneurial education, mentoring and networking opportunities.

The Opportunity:

The Fellows Program is designed for women entrepreneurs – providing the community of support you need to connect, learn, and grow your business. The Program is seeking women entrepreneurs to apply for the chance to join our community of entrepreneurs and grow your business!

Fellows receive:

  • Trip to the Tory Burch Offices: 5 days of workshops and networking with innovative founders and business experts.

  • 1-Year Fellowship: Access to education programs and networking opportunities.

  • $5,000 Grant: To advance your business education.

  • Pitch Day: Select Fellows will have the opportunity to pitch their business.

In accordance with the official rules, review committees will assess the submissions to determine up to 50 Fellows based on a variety of factors, including the following considerations:

  • Personal Statement and Resume

  • The Business Plan

  • Social Responsibility

  • Proposed Use of Education Grant

A group of 10 Fellows will be invited to participate in Pitch Day. Selection to pitch is at the discretion of the Tory Burch Foundation.


Applicant Criteria

  • A woman entrepreneur who owns a majority stake in a qualifying business and manages it on a day-to-day basis

  • 21 years or older as of application due date

  • Proficient in English

  • A legal resident of the United States

Business Criteria

  • For-profit, from any industry

  • Early stage (one to five years of operations preferred)

  • Generating revenues (minimum of $75,000 in revenue during 2018)

  • Formed under United States law and operating in the United States

Deadline to Apply: November 19


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Alex Gordon