OCTOBER 12, 2020
IFundWomen of Color was created with our founding partner Caress to help diverse entrepreneurs bring their dreams into reality through raising capital via crowdfunding and providing grants, coaching, and the connections needed to launch and grow successful businesses.
Caress is saddened by the severe impact that COVID-19 is wreaking on communities and on small businesses and entrepreneurs. They recognize that in this critical time, small businesses are struggling immensely and the disadvantages that women of color entrepreneurs face are only growing. As a founding partner of IFundWomen of Color, Caress is proud to be supporting 200 women of color owned small businesses with $500,000 in grants for COVID-19 relief.
Meet this week's Caress • IFundWomen of Color COVID-19 grant recipients:
OBIA Naturals is focused on producing vegan, pH balanced, non-toxic hair and body care products that offer a natural alternative to conscientious consumers. Their herbal based vegan products do not contain: mineral oil, sulfates, petroleum, alcohol, silicones, honey, beeswax, goat’s milk or any animal protein.
conditionHER helps women who struggle with feminine odor get pH balanced while clearing ingrown hair issues and minimizing chafing and skin irritation after waxing, lasering, sugaring or shaving.
The Cactus Beauty Bar creates natural products to fulfill self-care needs such as massages, facials, herbal teas, & hydro colonics.
St. Eden fills a critical void in the marketplace, by taking away the guesswork for consumers seeking non-toxic beauty products. Women who often review multiple sources to discern which brands are really safe, can now have a one stop shop that they trust for clean beauty.
SoulSister: Sisters Supporting Sisters, Inc. aims to bring self-love, soul healing, and confidence to young girls, women, and families. The mission is to raise self-awareness, cultivate, and facilitate a culture of restoration and rehabilitation to the soul of women who have suffered extremely hard challenges with their self-esteem and in life and who desire a strong and supportive group of supportive sisters.
CAMPspace is a hub for women content creators who are using their digital voice to change the world and inspire the masses.
B-Stem Project provides free business and tech education programming across all industries and job sectors for youth and young adults particularly girls, those of color and living in underserved communities
Castango is an on-demand job marketplace connecting actors, models, influencers and talent with companies hiring nationwide.
CanPlan is a one-of-a-kind planner made specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Jambo is a book subscription service for children aged 0 – 13 where all the books feature lead characters who are children of color.
Coloring Pins produces nostalgic and culturally relevant merchandise.
Fingers In Ink is a trendsetting invitation and stationery boutique that pushes the envelope, in designing custom invitations for all of life’s special occasions!
Marjani is a beauty and cosmetics company made for women of color. They are building a community with those who share passion and respect for the wide spectrum of beauty amongst brown girls.
Feast In A Basket provides food for corporate functions and social gatherings.
HomeBaked Holidays is a from-scratch baking company where products are created with the warmth of the hand and the heart and 10% of all revenue goes directly to charitable organizations that grandma would have supported during her lifetime.
Naked Bar Soap Co. creates natural bath and body products with ingredients you recognize and can pronounce.
Detroit Dirt is a closed loop model that focuses on waste diversion that drives forward the low carbon economy. The goal is to get restaurants, corporations and municipalities to eliminate trips to the landfills and process waste to resources by creating a market for fertilizers and compost
Through the use of our innovative marketing methods and network of over 800 content creators nationwide, TapePlay offers video marketing for small businesses, sports and events.
Hautebutch is a queer-owned androgynous clothing company poised to create momentum from this funding by expanding our product line and demonstrating a dignified customer experience.
Sugarcane Magazine is a digital and print media company focused on the intersection Black art and culture. As a black owned media company, we make sure Black stories are told by Black people.
Suakoko Betty is a clothing company that helps women to express their identity and style by creating modern, African-inspired clothing.
Kahmune is a luxury marketplace for skin tone footwear and fashion. We design all of our products in 10 skin-tone hues in order to provide all women with a true nude option.
The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is an MWBE certified independent film, media, and event production company in New York, awarded by the city for contributing to Brooklyn's cultural and economic growth.
Book’d is a high-end stationery & lifestyle brand for Black women that is super stylish and uniquely quirky. Our brand is located at the intersection between productivity and culture, faith, and entrepreneurship.
Learnabi is a personalized learning app that gives students who've fallen behind in school the opportunity to review missed content and material in a fun way. The app differs from other learning platforms in that 1) it is easily accessed through your phone and 2) it is not designed to teach you new content but rather, it focuses on-baseline skills in Algebra and Reading that are required to learn more advanced material.
Mama Photog is a traveling lifestyle photography studio. We create visual stories where the stars are black women.
Love Iguehi is an Oakland-based fashion brand that sews/sows love into the world by creating clothing and apparel that connects you back to life.
Meeyogi is a wellness company with an intention to help people heal and evolve through movement, mindfulness, meditation and music.
Kurly Kurtosh is a boutique dessert caterer specializing in authentic Hungarian chimney cakes, a typical street food from Hungary. They use the purest international ingredients with authentic old world craftsmanship.
MYRetreat is the 90 minute women’s retreat where where mindfulness and gratitude meet. The mission to reach 1 million women with self-care practices because we believe self-care is a necessity and with chocolate mindfulness it’s luxurious.
Camellia Alise is a minority & woman-owned, specialized, skincare, training and wellness company, focused on providing comprehensive