The ISA Foundation Grants $601,000 to 21 U.S. Nonprofits
The ISA Foundation is pleased to announce its latest round of grants, which will help 21 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with projects ranging from nourishing food-insecure families to assisting communities after natural disasters. The grants, which total $601,000, range from $5,000 to $100,000 and will aid people in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Haiti.
The 21 recipients include:
- Emeril Lagasse Foundation: Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the foundation’s mission is to create opportunities to inspire, mentor, and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition, and arts education. The ISA Foundation’s $33,000 grant will support a new program to teach healthy living habits to fatherless youth in New Orleans.
- IDEA Public Schools: Based in Weslaco, Texas, IDEA provides high-quality prekindergarten through 12th grade education with an emphasis on low-income communities and ensures students have fresh, healthy food at school. The ISA Foundation’s $40,000 grant will help expand IDEA’s farming program, which infuses classrooms with hands-on learning focused on cultivating and eating fresh, locally grown food.
- Partnership for a Healthier America: Based in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit’s goal is that all children — especially those disproportionately affected — will live healthier lives, growing up to be adults free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. The ISA Foundation’s $50,000 grant will help the group expand its fresh food initiative to uplift the health and well-being of food-insecure children and families nationwide by providing more fresh food in food banks.
“Each grant cycle has brought tremendous nonprofit organizations to our attention, allowing us to partner with people who are as passionate as we are about providing much-needed assistance to communities around the world,” said Isagenix Chief Legal Officer and ISA Foundation Board Member Justin Powell. “We’re honored to help our latest grant recipients fulfill their missions and make a lasting impact.”
Since its inception in 2018, the ISA Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million to nonprofit partners in the United States and Canada that align with the foundation’s focus on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. To view a list of previous grant recipients, visit the foundation’s impact page.
The foundation will accept its next round of grant applications from U.S.-based nonprofits from March 15 to April 15. Isagenix will announce the recipients in July.
In addition to awarding grants, the ISA Foundation is also giving back through sales of IsaKids® Super Smoothie, a nutritious snack option for kids. For each bag sold, Isagenix donates one meal to a child in need through the foundation. So far, nearly 72,000 meals have been donated, including 7,192 meals from a special “buy one, donate two” promotion during the product’s launch in August.
The foundation is also helping others through volunteer initiatives, including a recent service trip with one of its first grant recipients, SERV International, a Georgia-based nonprofit that uses food as a catalyst to transform lives. An Isagenix employee, eight of the company’s independent distributors, and two SERV employees traveled to Kenya, where they helped pack over 56,000 SERV Food meals, distributed meals in local villages, and visited with children in SERV’s House of Hope orphanage.
About the ISA Foundation
Established in 2018, the ISA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create sustainable impact globally through volunteer efforts and charitable contributions focused on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. Isagenix International covers all administrative costs of the foundation so 100% of donations can benefit those in need. For more information, visit ISAFoundation.net.
About Isagenix International
Established in 2002, Isagenix International believes that everyone deserves to experience a healthy, joyful, and abundant life. The global wellbeing company artfully crafts more than 175 effective products and offers a supportive community for its more than 550,000 customers worldwide. Isagenix shares its products through a network of independent distributors in 26 markets: the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, South Korea, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The private family-owned company has its world headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit Isagenix.com.