Cocokind Impact Foundation’s Winter 2018 Winners
by Anita Brown, Program Officer
Priscilla Tsai founded Cocokind to provide a clean, certified organic, socially conscious, and accessible skincare line, based around superfoods.
Now working with PVF, Cocokind Impact Foundation provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 to strong female entrepreneurs in the health, wellness, and sustainability industries to create social impact through business.
Each grant recipient also receives a Cocokind Impact Mentor from Cocokind’s network of successful founders and leaders in the wellness space, available for four one-hour calls for the year after receiving the grant.
Here are the winners of Cocokind Impact Foundation’s Winter 2018 grant cycle:
Mother Earth Miami (Founders: Katia Bechara and Gabi Serra) runs a small urban plot in Little Haiti, Florida, growing a variety of tropical and native vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. Mother Earth Miami also teaches workshops in its garden and sells herbs and vegetables to the community, serving as a “liaison to other producers, farmers, craft-makers and healers in South Florida.”
Bakefully Yours (Founder: Sarah Seligman) is an allergy-friendly bakery located right outside Washington, D.C., specializing in paleo and vegan desserts, available in more than 40 retail locations in the Washington, D.C. area, with plans to expand. The company provides people with food allergies (such as gluten, soy, corn, dairy, nuts or eggs) with “sweet, tasty treats without a hurtful health risk.”
Naptown Fló (Founder: Alana Hess) aims to validate the power and healing benefits of plants and herbs. The company provides safe, plant-based products, using only organic and sustainably sourced ingredients, while educating consumers about the specific benefits of each ingredient. A percentage of all proceeds are donated to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. to help nature thrive in the city.
ROSY (Founder: Jameela Ali) is a “conscious skincare company committed to nourishing skin and nourishing lives, in Pakistan and around the world.” The company uses pure ingredients sourced from remote valleys in northern Pakistan to formulate clean beauty products. ROSY invests in the farmers who cultivate their products’ ingredients, and the company gives back 10% of profits to an organization that empowers widows in Pakistan to gain financial freedom and break the cycle of poverty.