In honour of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Tequila Don Julio Fund is accepting applications to support Hispanic entrepreneurs who display the same devotion to their craft as brand founder Don Julio González
Inspired by the story and entrepreneurial spirit of our late founder Don Julio González, this first grant program for the fund will support small businesses leading the way as the next generation of “Dons” and “Doñas”.
The Tequila Don Julio Fund is also proudly partnering with ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) for grant recipient selection, distribution and support via membership in its organization. ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation. ALPFA, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.
Starting today, entrepreneurs can apply at www.DonsAndDonas.com for a chance to take their business to the next level. Up to five qualifying entrepreneurs who have shown devotion to their craft will be awarded the following through The Tequila Don Julio Fund:
- Business Funding: A $20,000 grant (up to a total of $100,000 in grants) to put towards furthering their business objectives.
- Celebratory Retreat: A weekend getaway to Los Angeles to celebrate alongside Tequila Don Julio and the other grant recipients, where they can learn more about the story of Don Julio González.
- National Visibility: An individual spotlight on the grant program website that highlights their business, in addition to exposure on the brand’s social media channels and digital billboard advertisements.
- Ongoing Mentorship: A 5-year membership to ALPFA for countless opportunities for one-on-one guidance, networking and business resources.
“Tequila Don Julio was founded due to unparalleled devotion and commitment, traits found in many entrepreneurs,” says Hadley Schafer, Brand Director of Tequila Don Julio. “We’re excited to carry on Don Julio González’s legacy and spirit by offering devoted entrepreneurs the same opportunity that was given to our founder nearly 80 years ago. We hope to empower this next generation of Dons and Doñas to continue their devotion to their own craft to achieve their goals.”
Applications can be submitted now through October 15, 2021, and grant recipients will be announced in early November.
For more information about the Tequila Don Julio Fund and our ongoing commitments at DonJulio.com/Fund.