Sava 2021 Impact Report
We started Sava with the goals of creating a more accessible, transparent, and inclusive cannabis industry. Here’s what we did in 2021 towards that goal.
1. We Created Shelf Space
As a woman-, LGBTQ-, Latinx-owned company, we care about creating space for everyone to participate. This year we exceeded our commitment levels for shelf-equity!
If you'd like more insight on where to spend your dollars, you can sort by BIPOC, LGBTQ-, and women-owned brands under "values" on our website.
The brands we sell are…
Brands we brought on in 2021
2. We highlighted our minority-owned brands and shared their stories
We used our platform to magnify the voices of founders of minority-owned brands and shared their brands and stories on our blog, newsletter, and social media.
Read the blog posts:
In May we highlighted AAPI-owned brands for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In June we highlighted queer-owned brands for LGBTQ+ Pride Month
In September we highlighted Latinx-owned brands for Latinx Heritage Month
Upcoming in 2022:
February: Black History Month
March: Women’s History Month
3. We Donated Money
We contributed financially towards healing from the negative consequences of the War on Drugs and creating greater equity in the cannabis, IT, and healthcare/wellness sectors.
Groups we donated to:
OpenHouse SF, providing community and support for LGTBQ seniors
City of Dreams, a mentoring and development program for San Francisco’s youth living in lower-income households
Berkeley Cannabis Industry Club, a professional development program for students interested in joining the cannabis industry
IGNITE, a development program for young women entering politics
Oakland Street Stylers, an organization dedicated to creating joy and liberation through play and recreation
Our Academy, a mentoring and development program for social-equity qualified participants
SF Aids Foundation, promoting health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV
Cannabis for Black Lives, an industry coalition dedicated to supporting Black-led organizations and communities
LavaMae, providing showers and other hospitality services to people experiencing homelessness
Want to learn more?
Read Our Commitments, and a summary of what the brands on Sava are doing for social equity.
Let’s build on this work in 2022!
Have ideas about how we can make an impact? Get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.