The Cocokind Impact Foundation provides a financial grant to one female-identifying entrepreneur in the health, wellness, and sustainability industries, who are focused on creating social impact through business. Our foundation is set up by Cocokind and managed through Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN number 94-3136771.
The Cocokind Impact Foundation is providing grant of $6,000 to enable our female-identifying founders with the financial assistance needed to further their business and social impact.
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Applicants must be a U.S. resident and owner of a woman-owned business incorporated in the United States. To apply, you must be a female-identifying entrepreneur in the health, wellness, and/or sustainability space with a mission to create greater social impact. Applicants must have not yet raised a round of institutional capital.
Please fill out the application here. application will include:
A three-minute video of yourself. Here’s what we want to see:
1. YOU! – We want to hear about the person behind the business. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself.
2. Your mission – Share your vision with us!
3. Your impact – Don’t be shy, tell us exactly why your business should receive this grant.
4. A proposal of what you will do with the funds granted. Please provide an itemized projection or as much detail as possible on what you plan on using this for. The more detailed your breakdown, the better!
5. A detailed description of your social mission and what impact you hope to have on your greater community.
6. A sample of your product (where applicable) sent to:Cocokind 907 Harrison St San Francisco, CA 94107ATTN: COCOKIND IMPACT FOUNDATION
Along with $6,000, the grantee recipient will also receive:
- Access to our dynamic and talented Cocokind team
- The opportunity to connect with relevant team members for one on one advisory support
- Lifetime membership to the Cocokind Impact Foundation Alumni Network
Our selection committee is comprised of various Cocokind team members. We will review all applications submitted on time. The following criteria will be taken into consideration with each application:
- Social Impact & Mission
- Leadership and Innovation
Winner is not expected to pay back the grant. Our only requirement is that you pay it forward as best as you can! We’ll support you in taking advantage of all of the resources available to you, along with the grant. We also hope to help you develop a network of like-minded entrepreneurs.
The business model must have a greater social mission at its core. This could be a financial commitment to a social cause, working directly or indirectly on an issue through the business, or partnering with various social impact groups.
Many entrepreneurs don’t make it to the stage of being able to raise institutional capital and limited access to capital can prevent amazing ideas from succeeding.
We want to provide financial assistance to entrepreneurs who have the potential to make lasting impact through their business – without the expectation of anything in return except that they pay the “impact” forward.
Our application window is October 16, 2022, to November 18, 2022. Winner will be announced in December.
Applications close November 18, 2022, 11:59 PM PST.
Yes. Awards and prizes to individuals are taxable and must be included in the grant recipient’s gross income.
Unfortunately, businesses outside of the U.S. are not eligible.
1 winner will be awarded.
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to virtually pitch your business to a cross-functional panel of Cocokind team members from departments including HR, Brand, Finance, Web, and Community.
After extensive review, winners will be chosen and contacted.
You will need to complete your application in one session. Once you have submitted your application, you will be unable to edit responses. We recommend saving all your application answers prior to submitting just in case!
Yes! Please send two samples of your product to:
Cocokind 907 Harrison StSan Francisco, CA 94107ATTN: COCOKIND IMPACT FOUNDATION.
Let us know if you'll be sending us something by sharing a tracking number in the application.
You will reach a confirmation page after submitting your application.
Finalists will be contacted in December.
Will my competitive business and financial information be kept confidential?
Winner will need to submit a W-9 Form. Awards and prizes to individuals are taxable and must be included in the grant recipient’s gross income.
No worries! We do not require you to create one just for this application. You are encouraged to provide links to any social media accounts if applicable.