NORWAY, Iowa, Aug. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grant applications are now being accepted for funding from the Positive Change Project, Aura Cacia's new social giving program. The brand established the Positive Change Project in 2016 to help women and girls facing difficult life situations make transformational improvements in their lives.

"We are inspired by the power of positive change – in our own lives, and in the lives of women everywhere," said Aura Cacia Public Relations Manager Anne Rierson. "Now, each time you purchase one of our products, you support women and girls working to positively transform their lives."

Nonprofit (501(c)(3)) tax-exempt organizations or grassroots groups serving women and girls are encouraged to apply for Positive Change Project Grants. Proposed projects must focus on equipping women and girls with the resources to further their commitment to live more purposeful lives.

Applications will be accepted until Nov. 31, 2016. Successful applicants will receive a Positive Change Project funding allocation in January 2017 to run the calendar year.
Grant guidelines, funding priorities and the Positive Change Project Grant application are all available at

The first donation was made to Thistle Farms' Young Survivors program, which provides young women who have suffered from abuse, drug use and/or prostitution with a dedicated residential community where they can recover with peers who share their struggle. The program also offers these women opportunities to gain meaningful tools for a successful life through individualized therapy, education and vocational training.

The Positive Change Project logo began appearing on the Aura Cacia website, packaging and related collateral materials beginning in January 2016. The Aura Cacia Organic One Percent Program has been phased out beginning January 2016.

Aura Cacia®

Inspired by the power of positive change, Aura Cacia sells products made from simple and pure botanical ingredients that unlock nature's ability to improve our well-being. The brand sources ingredients carefully and sustainably from the best locations around the world, then tests every shipment of essential oil to verify its purity and quality. Each purchase of an Aura Cacia product supports organizations that help women transform their lives through the brand's Positive Change Project. Aura Cacia is a brand of Frontier Co-op. Learn more at

Frontier Co-op™

Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier Co-op's website at

Anne Rierson 
Public Relations Manager 
319-227-7996 ext. 1163