The ISA Foundation, operated by Isagenix International, is awarding grants totaling $601,000 to 21 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations whose projects include nourishing food-insecure families and assisting communities after natural disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Haiti.
The grants, which range from $5,000-$100,000, include:
• $33,000 to the Emeril LaGasse Foundation for a new program to teach healthy living habits to fatherless youth in New Orleans.
• $40,000 to Weslaco, Texas-based IDEA Public Schools to help expand its farming program, which infuses classrooms with hands-on learning focused on cultivating and eating fresh, locally grown food.
• $50,000 grant to the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for a Healthier America to help expand its fresh food initiative for 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 Justin Powell, Isagenix’s chief legal officer and member of the ISA Foundation Board. “We’re honored to help our latest grant recipients fulfill their missions and make a lasting impact.”
Gilbert, Arizona-based Isagenix International established the ISA Foundation in 2018. It has awarded more than $2.5 million to nonprofits in the United States and Canada that align with its focus on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all and aid for those affected by natural disasters.
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 giving back through sales of ISAKids Super Smoothie. For each bag sold, Isagenix donates one meal to a child in need. So far, nearly 72,000 meals have been donated.
The foundation is also helping others through volunteer initiatives, including a recent service trip to Kenya with one of its first grant recipients, SERV International, a Georgia-based nonprofit that uses food as a catalyst to transform lives.