The results are in! We’re thrilled to announce the grantees of the 2019 cocokind impact foundation.
The cocokind impact foundation provides financial grants between $2,500-$10,000 to female-identifying founders in the health, wellness, and sustainability industries, who aim to create social impact through their business. Each grantee is paired with a mentor, who is a leader in their respective industry, for one year.
Meet our 2019 grantees!
Kimberly Huggins and Brittany Brathwaite of Kimbritive, LLC
KIMBRITIVE’s mission is to provide sex education that normalizes, centers, empowers, and celebrates women and girls of color.
Through open conversation and sexual wellness workshops, KIMBRITIVE provides black and brown women and girls with resources and support to help them make informed, unapologetic decisions about their bodies, identities, and sexual and reproductive health.
Lauren Gregor of Rent-a-Romper
Rent-a-Romper uses a subscription-based model to provide parents with clothes for their baby or toddler, which they’re able to keep for as long as they want, or exchange as often as they need.
Their mission is to support parents by making children’s clothing more convenient, affordable, and sustainable. They also aim to break the cycle of clothing waste by building a community-shared closet filled with great baby and children’s pieces, curated so that busy parents don’t need to spend time shopping or deal-hunting.
Amy Wu + Vanessa Castañeda Gill of Social Cipher
Social Cipher makes video games to empower autistic youth, with the goal of reimagining a diagnosis as a superpower, not a deficit. Though gameplay and roleplay, they help give neurodiverse players a safe space to learn and practice social skills and self-advocacy.
Their current project is Ava, a fantasy video game with an autistic protagonist.
Amanda Wilson of VOXAPOD
VOXAPOD’s mission is to work towards a world where all menstruators have access to safe and sustainable period care products, as well as menstrual health education. Using medical-grade silicone, VOXAPOD creates comfortable, hygienic, toxin-free menstrual cups, which can be reused for years, eliminating tons of waste.
As marginalized girls in developing countries begin menstruating, it can be difficult for them to stay in school, if they lack access to period care products. By providing these resources, VOXAPOD hopes to keep more girls in school and promote equal opportunity for education.
Michelle Pellizzon of Holisticism
Holisticism provides free and affordable resources that help make wellness more inclusive, intersectional, and accessible. Their aim is to support any human on their wellness journey, especially those who haven’t always felt represented in that space.
Holisticism caters to diverse populations and elevates practitioners in whom they believe and trust, while also providing a virtual community for thousands of people interested in the intersection of health, well-being, and social justice.
congratulations to all of our 2019 grantees! applications for our next cycle will opening 2020 - stay tuned for future announcements!