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For women founders who go after what they crave.

Dannon® Light + Fit® and Female Founder Collective (FFC) believe that women entrepreneurs should feel empowered to go after what they crave in life and in business. Together, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we are introducing a new funding opportunity for female founders.  Through this grant program, five (5) qualified women entrepreneurs will be selected to each receive a $10,000 grant, a one (1) hour session with a select expert advisor through FFC’s NORTH platform, as well as a one-year membership to FFC’s 10th House. 

This application is now closed.

Interested in learning more about the Female Founder Collective and our 10th House membership?

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Because when women go after what they crave, it's good for business.

There are over 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., but women continue to face institutional barriers related to gender bias and funding1. 46% of female entrepreneurs faced gender bias when raising capital for their business2 and of companies founded solely by women received just 2% of the total capital invested in 2023 in venture-backed startups in the U.S.3 Despite the profound impact that female entrepreneurs make, they are still underserved when it comes to accessing working capital and the critical resources they need to grow. 

By supporting women founders with funding, education and mentorship, Dannon Light + Fit is helping female entrepreneurs achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.

The Details of the Grant Program

Application Period

  • March 8th 2024 5 AM PST to April 4th, 2024 11:59 PST.
  • Applicants will be notified on or around April 26th, 2024.



To apply for the Grant, all applicants must:

  • Be a resident of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a founder of a business that is:
    • at least 51% women-owned
    • legally registered, located, and operating within the United States;
    • has been in business for at least (2) years
  • Not be an employee, officer, or director of Danone US, LLC or Female Founder Collective, LLC or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents
    • Not have any conflicts of interest due to an affiliation with any competitor of Danone, such as by working for or providing services to any competing food and beverage company
  • Review and agree to these Official Terms


The Grant:

Five (5) recipients will each be selected to receive: 

  • A $10,000 grant
  • One (1) hour of mentorship through The NORTH 
  • One (1) year membership to FFC’s 10th House
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About Dannon Light + Fit

WE WANT MORE -- Our mission goes beyond delicious, convenient food and drinks. We’re here to empower women in their lives and in the workplace.

Learn more about how we empower women.

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About The Female Founder Collective

FFC is a platform for connections, education, and pathways to funding for over 20,000 women around the globe. From accelerator programs to mini business schools to get your business off the ground, to daily programming to build skills, to grants – we connect founders and take them all the way through the journey to enabling their success.
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