DONATING to Project Thrive

WHY DONATE TO Project Thrive?

The one sure thing about nonprofits is that they are interdependent, require teamwork, and need contribution to be successful.   While this nonprofit was formed out of the great desire to have a positive impact in the Sammamish community in times of difficulty and need with small Project Thrive projects organized in 2018 and 2019, now this official endeavor is a formal commitment to help Sammamish and surrounding communities and even the state of Washington achieve greater and more positive health outcomes by engaging in work directed towards tools of thriving.   

Essence Health & Research Foundation (Trade Name:  Project Thrive) was formed as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation in April 2020 and has registered as a public charity with the the state of Washington with all applicable business licenses.  Currently, Project Thrive runs with a small board with just an Executive Director that also serves as the Finance Manager for the nonprofit corporation.  This will grow over time as the nonprofit grows with more directors and an advisory board. 

Project Thrive serves the Sammamish and surrounding communities in Washington by offering clinical nutrition/nutrigenomics services, public health education and guidance, research services, yoga teacher training programs/workshops, yoga classes, restorative yoga sessions, emergency nutrition kits, and emergency/disaster relief to those in need.  The ability to offer services and emergency/disaster relief for vulnerable and in need populations who could not otherwise afford services is determined by the amount of funding raised each month.  All efforts will be made to send 50-75% of all incoming funding back out to serve its mission with services, programs, classes, and emergency/disaster relief for the public in crisis times.  All services and donations are tax deductible. 


Project Thrive uses DonorBox as a secure option for collecting donations from the public where you can feel good making a monetary donation/contribution while having peace of mind about the security of your donation regardless of the amount.  A receipt is issued to you for your tax deduction records.  You can use your credit/debit card or Paypal to make your donation through DonorBox or get in touch with Jennifer Coomes at to discuss other ways to make your donation.   


1.  For all Charitable Donations, please also use the form below to have documentation of your donation and agreement for your records. 

2.  Click here to make a donation through DonorBox! 

3.  For any Charitable Donations over $10,000 or for any questions regarding making a donation, please reach out to Jennifer Coomes (Executive Director) at

Here is the 2020 Operating Budget for Project Thrive:

The impact of your Project Thrive donation is profound.  You are making a positive health impact in  Sammamish and surrounding communities for those who are ready to improve health outcomes in autoimmune/chronic inflammatory diseases, weight issues, emotional eating, depression/anxiety, addiction, food sensitivities/allergens, and more.  You also are either inspiring your own personal/professional development or helping to provide financial assistance or scholarships for those in need to have access to more public health, yoga, nutrition, and emergency/disaster relief services,   In reality, it takes an operating budget to make all this possible so that people know about us, know what we do, and we can function while do it.  When you donate or purchase a service, all efforts are made to keep operating expenses low to maximize funding for mission projects.  Here's more info about where funding goes:

Operating Expenses (Monthly) in 2020:  Monthly Goal is to Raise $10,000 in Funding

  • Rent of office:  $1320

  • Executive Director salary:  TBD based on funding

  • Phone, Internet, Utilities:  $200

  • Marketing (Website, Flyers, Social Media): $50-100 

  • EHR System for Clinic/Patient Management (wish list):  TBD

  • Materials for Emergency Nutrition Kits:  Based on level of funding

  • Health Insurance for employees

Mission Projects for Project Thrive in 2020

  • Raise funding for Emergency Nutrition Kits for vulnerable/in-need populations and for emergency/disaster relief during crisis (individuals, families, first responders, healthcare workers, etc):  $10,000-$25,000

  • Raising funding for Clinical Nutrition services for vulnerable/in-need populations:  $5,000-10,000

  • Raising funding for Scholarships for the Essence Yoga Teacher Training (EYTT) program: $3,000-6,000

  • Raising funding for Public Health Education classes and training for vulnerable, in-need, and/or mass communication endeavors:  $5000-10,000


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