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SheaMoisture announces $10K grant recipients for 2023 Dream Fund

In partnership with The Diversity Agency, SheaMoisture awarded this year’s five Dream Fund recipients a $10,000 grant each.

SheaMoisture announces $10K grant recipients for 2023 Dream Fund
Winners of SheaMoisture's 2023 Dream Fund grant. Each Black woman entrepreneur won $10,000, which will go toward supporting their businesses. SHEAMOISTURE PHOTO

SheaMoisture Canada announced grant recipients of the 2023 Dream Fund. See the list of recipients below.

In partnership with The Diversity Agency, SheaMoisture awarded this year’s five Dream Fund recipients a $10,000 grant each.

“In year two of the Dream Fund grant program, we evolved the programming to strengthen our support for the grant winners. In addition to the financial grant, the recipients will be matched with a business coach to support their unique business goals over six months. This is all possible because of our partnership with The Diversity Agency and we were thrilled to celebrate every grant recipient at the party and cheer them on in their journey!” Maureen Kitheka, SheaMoisture brand manager, said in a statement.

The evening began with networking over light bites with cocktails and was hosted by Catriona Smart, founder of the creative agency, That Good. Vivian Kaye, business and empowerment expert and founder of KinkyCurlyYaki, delivered the keynote speech in front of 200 guests at Transmission Studios, one of Toronto’s only Black-owned event spaces downtown.

In addition, 2022 Dream Fund grant recipient Carnival Spice — a dance and fitness organization supporting artists of colour through empowerment, dance training and mentorship — welcomed guests.

Here are the grant recipients:

IncluSV Beauty Solutions

Located in Windsor, Ont., a beauty supply store, a barber shop and a hair salon offering natural hair solutions only. It’s a one-stop shop for hair care needs and products all under one roof.


Based in Brampton, Ont., Gyallivant is a dynamic full-service event and wellness services company that allows Black women to embrace their wellness journeys through entertainment and recreation in a holistic and culturally relevant way.

Roun Beauty Inc.

Based in Kitchener, Ont., Roun Beauty Inc. produces plant-based hair extensions to help Black women look and feel their best in their protective style and braids while eliminating plastic waste, eco-guilt and scalp irritation from synthetic hair extensions.

Hello Hair

Based in Stoney Creek, Ont., this children’s consumer brand is on a mission to rewrite and celebrate the Black hair experience through multiple art forms, including a Hello Hair storybook, an educational workbook and styling dolls.


Based in Toronto, this sustainable sun care brand creates SPF products for people of all skin tones. The first product, Spruce, is a tinted mineral-based dry shampoo SPF for the scalp.