Turkey Land Cove Foundation

A Working Residency For A Motivated Woman

Welcome to TLC

Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to providing need-based grants to women. TLC Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors and part-time staff.

Our Mission

Turkey Land Cove Foundation offers a working residency for a motivated woman to pursue her professional, educational and/or artistic goals, away from the distractions of daily life. TLC Foundation provides a quiet space for a woman to progress toward a defined goal, complete a project, develop tools to propel her life in a new direction.

Our Story

The concept of the TLC Foundation began more than 15 years ago. Its founder began offering space to women in various stages of transition. One woman needed time and space to reflect on a major career change. Another was ready to finish her book. All the women benefitted from the breathtaking setting, the solitude of the space, and the founder's welcoming hospitality. We envision our next chapter beginning with you.

Our Successful Candidate

The successful applicant will be a motivated woman with clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. We are looking for a woman with the following characteristics: leadership qualities, goal-directed, ambitious, motivated, determined. She will be judged on the quality of her idea and the professionalism of her plan.

  Greta, one of our grantees, working on her acupuncture business. 

Our Space

Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation was founded in 2010 with the completion of our retreat space, affectionately called Tree House 2, which is nestled on four waterfront acres surrounded by lush gardens and tree-covered walking trails. Our natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is perfect for achieving focus.

A Personal Note

I was given the opportunity at a crossroads time in my life to step off life's busy merry-go-round and be able to settle into a safe, quiet and nurturing place for a time of reflection and new growth. I was able to focus on my needs and goals, and work on what I needed to do to successfully change my course in life. Being a single mom of four, it was a great gift to be surrounded by silence and only have myself and where I wanted to go to think about and to work on. I hope women that take the jump to come to TLC gain and grow as much as I did during their time here at Tree House 2.

Kitty Burke, Founder and President

New Leadership at TLCF

Click here to read about our new Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors!

Application Deadlines


Our next deadline for the fall 2015 session (September 15, 2015 - January 31, 2016) is May 1, 2015. For more information about our application process, see our How to Apply page.


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