Collaboration is key. Our partners share our vision for women’s economic empowerment.
From left: Dr. Patricia Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, TBF Entrepreneur Natasha Wozniak, Tory, Goldman Sachs Foundation President Dina Powell, and 10,000 Small Businesses graduate Jessica Johnson at a peer networking event on April 12, 2012.
The Tory Burch Foundation’s first partner, Accion, is the largest microfinance provider in the U.S. Accion administers the Tory Burch Foundation Fund, which provides investment in women-owned businesses through microloans ranging from $500 to $50,000. Since its launch in 1991, Accion has provided more than $123 million in small business loans nationwide, helping to increase family incomes and boost community economic development.
To apply for a loan through Accion, please visit www.accionusa.org/apply using the pin number 1134.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services. The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth. The program is currently operating in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Salt Lake City. It will continue to expand on a city-by-city basis. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and The Goldman Sachs Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.goldmansachs.com/10ksb-apply.
TBF provides entrepreneurship training and guidance for low-income women in partnership with the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, the nation’s largest microenterprise training and funding organization. Since its inception in 1988, Women’s Initiative has served over 23,000 women and, in 2010, its clients created 4,332 new jobs.