It goes with out saying that 2020 has introduced challenges that we by no means might have anticipated. Within the wake of a devastating international pandemic, an unprecedented financial disaster, an unstable political local weather, numerous pure disasters, and widespread racial injustice, we at The Everygirl Media Group felt compelled greater than ever earlier than to have the ability to immediately assist our readers in want.
We’re extraordinarily excited to announce the creation of The Everygirl Media Group Basis, a 501(c)three non-profit, to raised be capable of reply to the wants and points which can be necessary to our group and our readers.
It’s our purpose to empower girls and assist them in occasions of want—and thru this basis, we will present funding on to the folks and causes we want to assist.
The Everygirl and The Everymom manufacturers had been constructed across the need to offer a web based neighborhood for girls to return and really feel represented and supported and the place they may discover data, recommendation, and inspiration—whether or not that be for style and wonder, house decor, life-style, wellness, or profession progress and monetary decision-making.
The creation of The Everygirl Basis permits us to take that assist of our neighborhood to the following stage by direct motion. We’ve a number of wonderful initiatives launching earlier than the tip of the 12 months, and we’re so passionate concerning the alternative to proceed to develop the inspiration and its applications within the years to return.
With that being mentioned, we’re extremely excited to announce the inspiration’s first initiative, made doable by a beneficiant donation from La Marca Prosecco:
The Everygirl and The Everymom have all the time sought to amplify the voices of girls by the net platforms we’ve got constructed. Lots of the girls in our neighborhood of readers are entrepreneurs and small enterprise homeowners with wonderful services and products to share with the world.
Our purpose in creating these grants is to have the ability to assist girls who personal small companies and are on the lookout for additional funding to take them to the following stage. An Everygirl is career-driven, passionate, formidable, and decided—and small companies are sometimes born from a small concept backed by somebody with these traits. The creation of our grants permits us to elevate up our on-line neighborhood of girls entrepreneurs and assist them observe their desires by direct funding for his or her small companies.
4 $5000 grants can be awarded to girls who personal small companies or are pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. Per our firm’s values and efforts towards selling variety and inclusion, one of many 4 grants is reserved for a enterprise owned by a BIPOC applicant.
Purposes are open to the general public—to be eligible, candidates should establish as girls, be U.S. residents, and be 21 years of age or older. The 4 awardees will obtain $5000 in enterprise funding, in addition to publicity by theeverygirl.com and The Everygirl’s social media channels.
Purposes open TODAY, October 1, and can be accepted by Sunday, October 11 at 11:59pm CST. To study extra concerning the utility/choice course of, necessities, and timeline, click on right here.
Why This Grant Issues:
In accordance with the Girls’s Enterprise Enterprise Nationwide Council (WBENC), there are 12.three million women-owned companies in america, producing about $1.eight trillion per 12 months in income and using 9.2 million folks. 4 out of each 10 U.S. companies are owned by girls, and the sector is rising rapidly—the variety of companies owned by girls has elevated by 58 p.c since 2007.
Companies owned by Girls of Coloration are rising particularly rapidly, making up 47 p.c of all women-owned companies and rising by 163 p.c between 2007 and 2018. Girls of Coloration based 64 p.c of recent women-owned companies in 2017.
But, in accordance with a report by Fundera, males are nonetheless 20 p.c extra doubtless than girls to obtain enterprise financing and loans.
As girls entrepreneurs ourselves, we will see a still-obvious hole in sources for girls seeking to get a enterprise off the bottom. By creating The Everygirl’s Girls-Owned Enterprise Grant, we hope to offer a chance for girls enterprise homeowners to obtain the funding they may not be capable of discover elsewhere.
Celebrating Girls, Celebrating You
The Everygirl’s Girls-Owned Enterprise Grant is powered by La Marca Prosecco, a sublime glowing wine grown within the coronary heart of Italy’s Prosecco area. La Marca Prosecco believes in celebrating the enjoyment in on a regular basis moments, together with the tireless work that so many small enterprise homeowners undergo to make their desires come true. A deal with profession empowerment has all the time been a part of The Everygirl’s mission, and La Marca Prosecco’s beneficiant donation permits us to offer funding for girls in enterprise who’re keen about what they do.
We’ve beforehand partnered with La Marca Prosecco to current The Everygirls Rise Convention, a digital occasion centered round empowering girls—not solely in life but additionally of their careers. The Everygirl’s Girls-Owned Enterprise Grant permits us to take this partnership between like-minded corporations a step additional by offering direct enterprise funding to the ladies entrepreneurs who attend our conferences.
This grant is obtainable to everybody—whether or not your enterprise was impacted by the COVID-19 financial disaster, you want to put money into new tools or workers, otherwise you simply want additional funding to take your enterprise to the following stage. We invite you to submit an utility and encourage you to share this chance with any girls you understand that personal a enterprise.
We can not wait to learn your utility and study extra about your enterprise!
Alaina and Danielle