This Hispanic Heritage Month, the Tequila Don Julio Fund is calling all Hispanic entrepreneurs who follow their heart and demonstrate that the best things in life are made Por Amor (for the love) to apply for a business grant.
Apply your business below.
Eighty years ago, Don Julio González boldly approached a local businessman for a loan of 20,000 pesos to open his own distillery, where Tequila Don Julio continues to be made today. Following his heart, González spent his life perfecting his craft to create one of Mexico's most loved tequilas. Inspired by his entrepreneurial spirit and the love he poured into each bottle of tequila that comes out as an exceptionally smooth liquid, the grant program continues to pay it forward and celebrate Hispanic entrepreneurs who live out their craft por amor (for the love) every day.
This year, the Tequila Don Julio Fund† is partnering with the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) to encourage Hispanic entrepreneurs, who follow their heart and demonstrate that the best things in life are made por amor, to apply for the business grant. Up to five recipients will each be awarded a $20,000 grant‡ and business support, which includes a five-year Gold membership to ALPFA, digital business marketing package, and mentorship opportunities ‐ all awarded through the Tequila Don Julio Fund.
ALPFA is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation.
†The Tequila Don Julio Fund is a donor advised fund with Diageo North America, Inc. as the donor and which is administered by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.
‡Funds to be provided by Fairfield County's Community Foundation and Association of Latino Professionals For America, both of which are IRS 501(c)(3) organizations. Recipient business will not receive monies directly from Diageo Americas, Inc./Tequila Don Julio.
Eligible applicants must:
September 15, 2022: Applications accepted beginning 9:00 a.m. ET
October 15, 2022: Deadline for submitting applications at 11:59 p.m. ET
October 28, 2022: Up to five (5) grant recipients will be notified
Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Don Julio González and the love he poured into each bottle of tequila that comes out as an exceptionally smooth liquid, the Tequila Don Julio Fund is calling all Hispanic entrepreneurs who do it por amor to apply.
For full details, please see the Terms and Conditions.
Fill out the complete application form.
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