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Fellows Program

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

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Funding Source:

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Tory Burch Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/19/19 11:59 PM ET


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Fellowships of $5,000 to USA women business owners to assist them in growing their businesses. In addition to the cash grant, selected fellows will participate in a learning workshop series and a pitch day and have access to networking opportunities and education programs.

The Fellows Program provides the community of support that women entrepreneurs need to connect, learn, and grow their business.

Each Fellow will commit to a one-year fellowship which includes:

  • A $5,000 grant to further their business education.
  • A five day trip to our Tory Burch campus, located in Jersey City, NJ that will include participation in a series of  experiential learning workshops on entrepreneurship and leadership development led by notable experts.
  • The five-day trip will culminate with a Pitch Day event. Ten (10) select Fellows will be invited to present their businesses.
  • Access to education programs and networking opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166678

Number of Grants:

Review committees will assess the submissions to determine up to 50 Fellows.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellows will receive:

- A five-day workshop series at the Tory Burch Offices (expense-paid trip)
- One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation
- $5,000 grant for business education
- A group of 10 Fellows will be invited to participate in Pitch Day

Term of Contract:

Fellow will commit to a one-year fellowship.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Not Eligible for this Program:

- Nonprofit organizations
- Idea stage ventures
- Subsidiary businesses or franchisee

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:

Applications close November 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.


- September 17, 2019: Applications Open
- November 19, 2019: Applications Close
- April 2020: 50 Tory Burch Fellows Announced
- May 11-15, 2020: Trip to Tory Burch Offices
- Week of May 11: Pitch Day

Only one entrepreneur per business is allowed to apply.

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

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

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