Banyan Botanicals Community Grant Fund

Supporting Ayurvedic Changemakers

Community Grant Fund

Banyan’s mission is to help people achieve and maintain health and well-being through the wisdom of Ayurveda. Our philanthropic commitment builds upon this mission, and our philanthropic vision is to:

  • Help make the wisdom and benefits of Ayurveda accessible to all.
  • Further the education and practice of Ayurveda in the United States.

As such, it is our intention to support people, organizations, and projects that are aligned with our mission, vision, and values. A sample of our philanthropic giving can be found on our Banyan Gives Back page.

We recognize that within the Ayurvedic community, people are doing great work to serve their communities by making Ayurveda more accessible, and that there are those who dream of better supporting disadvantaged people in their community. We want to help make these dreams happen!

While this program is on pause so we can take the year to review how we can make it more impactful, we are happy to share some of our grant recipients from previous years. 

Meet Some of Our Grant Recipients

2018 Rogue Community Herbalism

Rogue Community Herbalism is a team of visionary herbalists in Southern Oregon who offer free and accessible herbal wellness services to individuals and communities in need. Watch this video to learn about the great work they are doing in their community.

2019 Alakanda Ma and the Alandi Ayurvedic Clinic

What sets this clinic apart is their mission, which is to provide Ayurvedic healthcare and herbal medicine to all people of their community, regardless of income. “Our commitment is to never turn anyone away, due to lack of ability to pay.”—Alakananda Ma.

2020 Recipients Olatokunboh Obasi and Amy Branum

Both Ola and Amy are the embodiment of community care, devoted to making wellness accessible and inclusive, especially for those who may not otherwise have access to the wisdom and benefits of Ayurveda and herbal medicine.