Summer 2022

Reclaiming the outdoors.

We provided $5,000 to ten people holding space for their people to experience the outdoors.
Branché Foston

Branché Foston

she/her
Founder, The Honey Block

Chrystani Heinrich

Chrystani Heinrich

she/they
Compton Girls Club

Jolie Varela

Jolie Varela

she/her
Founder, Indigenous Women Hike

Pandora Thomas

Pandora Thomas

she/her
Founder and Lead Land Steward at EARTHseed Farm

Samad Hinton

Samad Hinton

he/him
Founder, BLK Beetles

Spring 2022

Healing practices for grief.

This Spring, we distributed $50,000 across ten leaders helping their communities process the complexities of grief in the midst of a political, social, and economic crisis.
Ayesha Walker

Ayesha Walker

she/her
Cofounder, CEO of BE-IMAGINATIVE

Ekua Adisa

Ekua Adisa

they/them
Gender Expansive Liberationist Medicine Person

Julia Mallory

Julia Mallory

she/they
Founder, Black Mermaids

Katherin Canton

Katherin Canton

they/them
Cofounder, Toj + Tijax

Lotus Do

Lotus Do

he/him
Founder, Financial Liberation Movement

Mangda Sengvanhpheng

Mangda Sengvanhpheng

she/her
Founder, BACII

Oceana Sawyer

Oceana Sawyer

they/she
End of Life Doula

Paulina Almarosa

Paulina Almarosa

she/her
Founder, Latinx Grief

Louis Mitchell

Louis Mitchell

he/him
Reverend, Activist

Veronica Agard

Veronica Agard

she/her
Founder, Ancestors in Training

Fall 2021

Wellness for disabled communities.

Wellness spaces routinely overlook the needs of disabled people. For this grant round, we're honored to support these ten leaders who are redefining access to care – including sexual wellness, embodied movement, community gatherings, mutual aid, and more – for their communities.
Summer 2021

Trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming wellbeing.

Creating inclusive spaces for the trans, nonbinary and gender-conforming population isn't merely about representation, but thoughtfully curated spaces and intentional leadership. We're inspired by these ten leaders, each holding space for themselves and their communities.
SPRING/SUMMER 2021

COVID-19 Relief Aid

The onslaught of the pandemic shattered the economic infrastructure of the wellness community. Many wellness leaders found themselves out of employment, with facilities shuttered and physical gatherings on hold indefinitely. Unlike other grant rounds, which weigh the effectiveness and ingenuity of leaders in our consideration process, these relief funds were distributed on a rolling basis. We granted based on the amount of monthly revenue lost to COVID-19, which was defined by the applicant.

From March – August 2020, we granted $169,080 in emergency relief to 101 wellness leaders. Recipients of this grant were kept anonymous to protect their privacy. These funds were raised by both individuals and corporations on GoFundMe.
SPRING 2021

Innovative approaches to care.

To kick-off our 2021 year of granting, we opened a grant round without a population or modality focus to hear from innovative leaders making wellness more accessible in their own way. The work of these grantees redefines what wellness looks like in form and practice.
Angel Alicea

she/her

Black Inmate Commissary Fund
Bernadette Lim

she/her

Freedom Community Clinic
Danny Fluker

Black Boys Om Inc
Kelsey Daniels

she/her

The Dream Experiment
Kiesha Battles

she/her

I Am Yoga CLT
Kristina Jones

she/her

Guardian Lane
Queen Hollins

they/them, she/her

Earthlodge Center
Raquel Savage

she/her

Founder, Zepp Wellness
Tejal Patel

she/her

Tejal Yoga
Tristan Katz

they/them

Founder, Tristan Katz Creative