Aura Cacia's Positive Change Project Funding

Aura Cacia Positive Change Project Grant Funding Career Lifestyle and Beauty VERGE Magazine

Empowering Women and Girls to Transform Their Lives
by VERGE Editor | Career | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Grant applications are now being accepted for funding from the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project, the beauty and wellness brand’s social giving program. Inspired by the power of positive change, Aura Cacia sells products made from simple and pure botanical ingredients that unlock nature’s ability to improve our well-being. Aura Cacia established the Positive Change Project in 2016 from product sales to help give women and girls of courage and determination the support they need to transform their lives.

Nonprofit (501(c)(3)) tax-exempt organizations or grassroots groups serving women and girls are encouraged to apply for Positive Change Project Grants. Proposed projects must focus on equipping women and girls with the resources to further their commitment to live more purposeful lives. 

Since 2016, the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project has provided more than half million dollars in grants to organizations across the United States. Funds have supported women with more than 18,000 nights of safe housing, delivered more than 400 employment counseling sessions, and facilitated regular trauma-informed counseling sessions for over 60 women. 


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Thistle Farms - Aura Cacia Positve Change Project Recipients


Thistle Farms, an organization that helps women who have suffered from abuse, prostitution, trafficking and addiction was the first organization funded by Aura Cacia in 2016. The organization received $30,000 to fund its Graduate Services program for young survivors.


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Lotus House - Aura Cacia Positve Change Project Recipients


Lotus House, Girls Education & Mentoring Services (GEM) and Defy Ventures were also among the organizations that have received funding from the Positive Change Project. In 2017, Lotus House, a homeless shelter in Overtown, Miami dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women and children received $40,000 in funding to support its programs for providing counseling and therapy, life skills, educational advancement, and job readiness training. 


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Defy Ventures - Aura Cacia Positve Change Project Recipients


In 2018, Defy Ventures also received $40,000 in funding to support its programs toward helping women with past criminal histories transform their lives by overcoming personal and professional barriers during and after incarceration.

Positive Change Project applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Successful applicants will receive a Positive Change Project funding allocation in January 2019 to run the calendar year.

Grant guidelines, funding priorities and the Positive Change Project Grant application are all available at:

For more information about the 2018 Positive Change Project recipients, visit:

 Source and photos courtesy of Aura Cacia.


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