Sprout Enterprise® is an initiative of Friends of Tilonia, Inc. to develop the business capacity and entrepreneurial skills of artisan enterprises in rural communities with few economic alternatives.
Established in 2000, Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York.. From our start in 2000, our donors have provided more than $1.58 million to support the sustainable development programs of our partners.
With extensive business, academic and non-profit experience, our board and team of advisors offer the entrepreneurs in our network a rich resource. We provide:
Business coaching and mentorship to entrepreneurs and start-up teams.
We listen to, and are inspired by, dynamic entrepreneurs with a business vision and aspiration that will change the status quo in their communities. We help shape viable business models and strategies to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.
Connection to a network of designers, retailers and entrepreneurs.
We introduce and foster collaborative relationships across our network to support the development, promotion and sale of artisan products and small enterprise services. We help bridge communication and cultural context to create productive business relationships.
Connection to a community of supporters.
We introduce and foster funding relationships within our network to support the development and growth of economic and educational opportunities. We provide fiscal sponsorship and management for international grants for US funders who support our initiatives as well as a pipeline of impact investment opportunities to impact investors.
American Endowment Foundation • American Online Giving Foundation •Ayco Charitable Foundation • Bank of America Charitable Foundation • CAA Foundation • Chase Family Foundation • First Giving • First Reformed Church • Global Giving • GQG Partners Community Development Foundation • Jerry Jones Trust • KL Felicitas Foundation • Latika & Rajiv Jain Foundation • Lenora Foundation • M.A. & Josephine Grisham Foundation • McWilliams/Piraino Family Foundation • Microsoft Matching Gifts • Mlinda Foundation • Mostyn Foundation •Nadel Family Charitable Fund • Network for Good • One4All Charitable Fund • PayPal Giving Fund • Pepsico Foundation •Razoo Foundation • Rudy & Alice Ramsey Foundation •Schooner Foundation •Schwab Charitable Foundation • Sierra Club Foundation • So Hum Foundation • Sweeney Family Fund • T & J Meyer Foundation • The Gianturco Family Foundation • The Marvin & Sylvia Rubin Private Family Foundation • Tides Foundation • UK Online Giving Foundation •VMWare Foundation
Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the State of New York. A copy of our latest annual report is available by request or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Friends of Tilonia, Inc., 134 Lincoln Place No 2, Brooklyn, NY 11217