Isagenix International, through its philanthropic organization ISA Foundation, awarded $620,000 in grants to 22 US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. These grants will help serve underserved children, strive to develop wellness education for all, provide aid for those affected by natural disasters and support the pursuit of racial equality.
The foundation’s first-ever six-figure grant in pursuit of racial equity was awarded to GirlTrek, a nonprofit that seeks to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of Black women and girls by pioneering a health movement that is grounded in civil rights history and principles. This grant will help in the pursuit of racial equality, one of the foundation’s four focus areas.
“As a company that believes everyone deserves to experience a healthy, joyful, and abundant life, we love how GirlTrek is helping to improve Black women and girls’ physical and emotional wellbeing,” said Justin Powell, Isagenix chief legal officer and ISA Foundation board member. “We’re thrilled to partner with such an inspiring nonprofit and help it expand its reach so it can make an even larger impact on the communities it serves.”
This $100,000 grant to GirlTrek will be used to support two specific programs:
- A network of Saturday morning walks across America powered by 10,000 trained neighborhood captains. This initiative will help Black women create and maintain a habit of exercise through walking.
- GirlTrek Care Crusaders Support Lifeline, through which a group of 100 doctors, therapists and other health experts and, soon, trained Black volunteer health workers respond to phone calls from Black women dealing with isolation, loneliness, domestic abuse and suicide.
“Last year, GirlTrek hit a tremendous milestone of having 1 million Black women enlisted in the GirlTrek movement,” said Vanessa Garrison, co-founder and chief operating officer of GirlTrek. “We need more allies and partners like the ISA Foundation who not only stand with us — but invest in us. The funding from the foundation will help provide the on-the-ground support and programming needed to serve Black women globally.”
Since its establishment in 2018, the ISA Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to 79 nonprofit partners within the U.S. and Canada.