Are you a female entrepreneur with a socially conscious business that uses sustainable principles and innovative thinking? Consider applying for a grant opportunity offered by clothing manufacturer EILEEN FISHER. Their grant committee considers it essential to have a solid business plan and growth strategy for your existing business to become a candidate for this program.
Launched in 2004, this grant is now awarded to five recipients every year. Each grant winner receives $12,500 plus mentoring and is invited to attend a three-day workshop provided by EILEEN FISHER committee members and past grant recipients.
The grant is a welcome boost for small entrepreneurs who may have difficulty accessing credit, which is often difficult to obtain.
Cheryl Campbell, EILEEN FISHER Business Grant Facilitator says, “In this economy, we want to continue to inspire women to pursue new opportunities and creative solutions that will move their businesses forward in a sustainable way.”
Artists who meet the criteria may be excellent prospects for this grant, which favors product-based enterprises. You must have been in business for at least three years and be prepared to show profit and loss statements, and project how the grant money will enhance the growth of your business.
Access more information about this grant opportunity here.
Deadline for completing the grant application is May 31st. Semi-finalists will be contacted in September.