Open Call: Apply to Receive a Grant from the GIRLBOSS Foundation

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Are you a GIRLBOSS? If you answered this question with an unequivocal yes, then it’s your time to apply to the GIRLBOSS Foundation for a chance to receive anywhere from $500 – $15,000. For those that may not be familiar with this term, it’s the name of Sophia Amoruso’s book on how she took her eBay business and transformed it into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing online retailers.

The GIRLBOSS Foundation will give out three to five grants per quarter to female creative entrepreneurs in design, fashion, music and arts.

Here’s how it works:

Selection Process

The selection committee will be made up of various departments at Nasty Gal including design, marketing, finance an tech led by Sophia Amoruso. They will that meet quarterly to review applications and grants will be given based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the specific field (30%)
  • Demonstrates business acumen and forward planning (30%)
  • Demonstrates financial need (30%)
  • Proposed timing, work plan, and budget are clear, detailed, and achievable within the next 12 months (10%)

Key Dates

Fall Submission

18 August – 31 November 2014
Review Window: 1-15 December 2014
Grants Awarded/Recipients Announced: 20 December 2014

Winter Submission

1 December – 28 February 2015
Review Window: 2-15 March 2015
Grants Awarded/Recipients Announced: 20 March 2015

Spring Submission

March 1 – 31 May 2015
Review Window: 1-15, June 2015
Grants Awarded/Recipients Announced: June 20, 2015

Summer Submission

June 1 – 31 August 2015
Review Window: 1-15, September 2015
Grants Awarded/Recipients Announced: September 20, 2015

Learn more apply to the GIRLBOSS Foundation. 

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