Positive Change Project

In communities everywhere, women of courage and determination are working hard to better their lives in the face of seemingly overwhelming difficulties. We’re inspired by these resilient women and created the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project to support them. Together, we’re helping women transform their lives.

Aura Cacia provides meaningful financial support to organizations committed to helping women and girls facing difficult life situations make transformational improvements in their lives. Founded in 2016, the Positive Change Project works to equip women and girls with the resources necessary to further their commitment to live more purposeful lives.

Programs supported through the Positive Change Project, are those that help women and girls through one or more of the following measures: enable disadvantaged women and girls become more stable and self-sufficient, employ strategies to help them live healthfully and purposefully, reinforce positive self-image, self-respect and self-confidence in women and girls, or creates opportunities for women to drive curriculum or programming that can be applied to program development and mentoring other women.

A portion of every sale of an Aura Cacia product goes back into the program, so you know that when you purchase from Aura Cacia, you are giving back to those in need. Since beginning the program in 2016, the Positive Change Project has given back more than $1 million. To learn more about the program, or to see if your organization qualifies, please read our Positive Change Project guidelines.


Calvary Women’s Services provides safe housing, transportation and other essential needs to women experiencing homelessness and escaping domestic violence. The New Foundations program will receive a $75,000 grant from the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project in 2024 to help bring safety and supportive resources to women in need as they work toward stability and independence.

resonance center for women, inc.

Resonance Center for Women, Inc. provides reentry services and assistance with basic needs for women leaving incarceration, especially those who struggle with substance use. Its Rebuilding Lives and Families initiative will receive a $50,000 grant from the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project in 2024 to continue supporting women as they work to improve their holistic well-being and self-sufficiency after prison.


ACHIEVEability’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program provides single mothers and low-income families in West Philadelphia with the necessary resources to pursue higher education as a pathway to self-sufficiency. The program will receive a $75,000 grant from the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project in 2024 to continue supporting these women as they strive to break the cycle of generational poverty for their families.


How to Apply

Applications will be accepted online through our grant application page July 17 – August 31, 2023.

Please be sure to check out the grant guidelines for this year! The Aura Cacia Positive Change Project has made some adjustments to our granting programs, including moving to a two-year funding cycle. Applicants will be expected to propose work and impact estimates for a two-year period. Funding in Year 2 will be contingent upon the receipt of a mid-term evaluation in January 2025.

The Bigger Picture

Aura Cacia's Positive Change Project is part of Frontier Co-op's extensive charitable giving. Click here to learn more.