Charlotte’s Web Inc. unveiled its “Charlotte Figi Family Grant Program” as an annual initiative to honor the historic legacy of Charlotte Figi. Figi was the little girl who suffered from seizures due to Dravet Syndrome, and her story helped to change CBD access for millions around the world.
This week represents one decade since the seven Stanley brothers helped launch the CBD industry from Colorado. Per proclamation by Governor Jared Polis in 2020, following the unfortunate passing of Charlotte Figi, today is officially ‘Charlotte Figi Day’ in Colorado.
For the grant program, ten family grants are being awarded in keeping with the ten-year anniversary of the Stanley brothers providing their (high-CBD and low-THC) full spectrum hemp formula to Charlotte Figi after her pediatrician supplied written permission. Each year on Charlotte Figi Day, the company will now announce its family grantees and increase the number of grants by one annually. This year’s granted families were selected by the Colorado-based nonprofit Realm of Caring based on families with the greatest need. Each family will receive a year’s supply of Charlotte’s Web product to support each family’s overall health and wellness. This year’s ten family grantees herald from six states from California to Virginia.
“We keep Charlotte’s heroic story illuminated while also supporting wellness and relief for those families most in need,” said Charlotte’s Web CEO Jacques Tortoroli. “Our founders were there at the beginning in 2012 with Charlotte and her family. Charlotte’s story stands for the true founding of not only our company, but the entire hemp CBD industry. The Charlotte Figi Family Grant Program pays tribute to our namesake by giving to health-seeking families with qualified needs.”
Charlotte’s Web hosts an event for all of its employees today at 3:30 p.m. MST at its manufacturing plant and R&D facility — the LOFT — in Louisville, Ky. to honor the legacy of Charlotte Figi and will present the inaugural ‘Courage Award’ to an employee who has demonstrated unbridled courage in their work and their life in this past year.
Colorado was the first state in which CBD product sales were legal and the state has remained at the forefront of hemp and cannabis innovation and growth.
This profound growth first began as a result of the courage of Charlotte Figi, her family and the entrepreneurial passion of the Stanley Brothers. Figi’s experience became a shared experience by tens of thousands of families, many of whom migrated to Colorado. The activism of Charlotte’s Web and the nonprofit Realm of Caring helped to change laws in dozens of states and helped establish two meaningful national farm bills that changed access to hemp for all Americans.
Charlotte’s Web Holdings, a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Denver, encompasses a family of brands which includes Charlotte’s Web, CBD Medic, CBD Clinic and Harmony Hemp. Charlotte’s Web products are distributed to more than 15,000 retail, over 8,000 health care practitioners and online through the company’s website.