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Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program

Fellowships to USA Women Entrepreneurs to
Participate in a Business Guidance Program

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Tory Burch Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/09/17 11:59 PM ET


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Fellowships of $10,000 to USA women business owners to invest in and further grow their businesses. Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor provided by the funding source. Winners will have access to regular discussions on business topics with designated experts, the other Fellows and Tory Burch Foundation staff.

Fellows Will Receive:

- A Trip to Tory Burch Headquarters: 3 days of workshops and networking with the most innovative founders and business experts.
- One-Year Fellowship: Yearlong support from the Tory Burch Foundation.
- A $10,000 Grant: Advance your business education.
- $100,000 Grant Investment: Opportunity to pitch* your business to Tory and a panel of industry leaders as they determine one winner of the grant investment.

*Fellows will participate in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000 (of which 50% is a grant and 50% is a recoverable grant – which is equivalent to a zero interest loan).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166678

Number of Grants:

Up to 10 Fellows will receive the grant award package, and up to 30 Fellows will receive an online profile, featured on

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 grant per finalist, and one $100,000 grant investment for the winner.

Term of Contract:

The Fellowship is a one-year program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Criteria:
- A woman entrepreneur who owns a majority stake in a business and manages it on a day-to-day basis
- 21 years and older
- Proficient in English
- A legal resident of the United States

Business Criteria:
- For-profit, from any industry
- Early stage (no more than 5 years of operations)
- Generating revenues (up to $500,000 annually)
- Formed under United States law and operating in the United States

Not eligible for this program:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Idea stage ventures
- Subsidiary businesses

Employees of Organizer, Tory Burch LLC, Tory Burch LLC’s affiliate entities, and/or their respective vendors, and members of their respective households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children, and each of their respective spouses) are not eligible for the Program.

Pre-Application Information:


Fall 2017: Applications Open
Nov. 9, 2017: Applications Close
March 2018: 30 Finalists are Revealed & Voting Begins
April 2018: 10 Tory Burch Fellows Announced
May 15 – 17, 2018: Trip to Tory Burch Headquarters in NYC

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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.

Click here to apply online:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming