Meet the #BrownGirlSwap Grant Winners!
On August 10th, we announced our #BrownGirlSwap $255k Grant Fund supporting Black women-owned businesses in partnership with SheaMositure and Vaseline. The public response truly exceeded our expectations as we received nearly 1000 grant submissions and over 5,000 members of our Tribe participated in the community vote to help select the10 grand prize winners from the selected grant finalists.
To all of the #BrownGirlSwap grant applicants - thank you and bravo! Your ingenuity is unmatched and you continue to inspire us! To all of the individuals who participated in the community vote and let your voice be heard - thank you! Your enthusiasm for the finalists was so exciting to see and further proves how vital it is that collectively we continue to support Black women entrepreneurs. And, to the #BrownGirlSwap grant winners - CONGRATULATIONS! We are so humbled and excited to partner with you and help your business continue to grow and thrive.
We are thrilled to introduce the AH-MAZING grand prize grant recipients below, who will each receive a $20k business grant!
BASE BUTTER is a skincare company on a mission is to help make skincare easy for oily, combination, and acne prone skin types through easy to understand products, simple to follow routines, and expert information that can be easily applied. Founded by She’Neil Johnson and Nicolette Graves.
Colvon is a lifestyle brand offering design-forward products and services to set the scene for self care practices anywhere and everywhere. Founded by Emily Rountree.
Dabira Aroma is an all-natural apothecary brand that provides hand-poured candles and body products to enhance your self-care routine. Founded by Shola Agunbiade.
KIN Haircare is revolutionizing hair care with protective headwear and inclusive products. Founded by Philomina Kane.
L'Artisan Muse is is a luxury wellness brand that provides a sensory experience through carefully curated products and services. Founded by November Nichols.
London Grant Co is a collection of elevated bodycare essentials, handcrafted for joyful living. Founded by Tiffany Staten.
Nailstry is a mobile app press-on nail marketplace that sizes your nails before you buy. Founded by Aurelia Edwards.
Natralee is an eco-conscious and natural body care company. Founded by Eunice Charles.
Range Beauty is a clean beauty for the forgotten shades, utilizing botanicals in makeup specially made for acne and eczema-prone skin. Founded by Alicia Scott.
Vango innovates multi-functional solutions for cosmetic tools. Founded by Dominique Megesi.
We would also like to congratulate the six dynamic businesses who will be receiving a $5k business grant: Infinite Hair Growth, Good Thoughts Tea Co, Olive Branch Wellness Boutique, Alodia, Uhai and Klay Botanics.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in the #BrownGirlSwap Grant Initiative. It has been an honor to be a part of your journey!