Winter 2021

Indigenous wellbeing.

In this grant round, we provided $50,000 in unrestricted support for wellness leaders native to the lands now known as the U.S. and its territories.
Ash "Lightning Woman" Frandsen
Ash "Lightning Woman" Frandsen

they/them

Indigenous Karuk and Yaruk Ceremonial Leader
Brooke Rodriguez
Brooke Rodriguez

she/her

Cofounder, The Grinding Stone Collective
Jordan Daniel
Jordan Daniel

she/her

Founder, Rising Hearts
Joseph Dupris
Joseph Dupris

he/him

Assistant Professor of Linguistic and Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Joshua Biron
Joshua Biron

he/him

Anishinaabe Cultural Specialist, Anishaable Agriculture
Krysta Venora
Krysta Venora

they/them

Founder, Pink Opal Magic
Raeanne Madison
Raeanne Madison

she/her

Founder, Postpartum Healing Lodge
Sally Ortiz Castro
Sally Ortiz Castro

she/they/nosotrxs

Transgenerational counselor, Acupuncturist and Reiki practitioner
Tomas Ramirez
Tomas Ramirez

he/him

Executive Director, Semillas y Raices
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.
Chelsey Thomas

they/them

Sexuality Educator
Damon "Shuja" Johnson

he/him

Black Men Speak, Inc.
India Harville

she/her

Embraced Body
Karen Faulkner

Yoga Instructor
Kristie Cabrera

they/she

Occupational Therapist
Margaret Andersen

she/her

TouchBot Pleasure Tech
Micaela Zamora

Community Aid
Natasha Thomas

them/me

Black Creative Healing
Raegan Robinson

she/they

Yoga Instructor
Roshni Kavate

she/her

Grief Healer
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.
Adrian-Xavier Scott

they/them

The Transistance Network
Ash Canty

they/he

Sovereign Spirit Death Care
Betania Ridenour

they/them

Somatic Experience Practitioner
C. Marie Long

they/them

Nature Center for Meditation
Dandelion Hill

Peer Support Space
Megan (Pumehana) Cabral

they/them

Founder, Queer Kanaka
Stef Mandingo

Founder, Keep It Cute
Xā Carter

Founder, Xude Yoga
Zami Tinashe Hyemingway

Spiritus Wellness
Zel Amanzi

they/he

Rest In Power Yoga + Reiki
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