Start the Wave is incorporated in Delaware, U.S. and is a non-profit organization as recognized by the U.S. IRS and the state of Delaware. 

Start the Wave is an inclusive community that welcomes all humans, from all walks of life, who share a focus in creating positive change for themselves and those around them. Whether you are interested in growth, curious about creating change, or are a passionate and experienced activist — this is the place for you! We recognise that each individual is on a very unique journey and by celebrating that we can learn from one another. We will always have areas in which we can evolve and by meeting each other where we are, we create a safe container for lasting and impactful change. 

Welcome to the family, we are so happy you are here.

Your Start the Wave, Inc. Board of Directors are:

Dominique Provost-Chalkley,
Melissa Porter
Randi Ramdeen
Dawn Hansen
Lina Herrera-Hernandez

Any comments or questions for the Board of Directors, including requests for the corporate binder, should be sent to contact at startthewave dot org

Start the Wave’s primary channel of communication is via contact at startthewave dot org. Please send all correspondences to either our email address or by filling out the Contact form on our website: https://www.startthewave.org/contact/. Both of these channels are being monitored and can  be used to send us a direct message. 


Instagram is predominantly used as a social media platform in order to mass communicate to the community by utilizing posts and stories. Therefore, if you’d like to get in contact with us, please send a message to the email address listed above. 


We do not use Twitter and will not be monitoring any engagements as it relates to Start the Wave.

While we would love to respond to all of the emails or direct messages via Instagram, the Start the Wave team is a small team and each volunteer also has a day job that they need to tend to.We are so grateful to each and every person who reaches out, but please be aware that there may be times we are unable to respond. There are also many topics/events/emails that require careful consideration and thought in order to provide each individual the care and undivided attention that they deserve, and so some responses may take longer than others.

Start the Wave is focused on measured and purposeful growth in order to best support this beautiful community. In these early stages we are not currently accepting volunteers to help support Start the Wave, Inc. however, we will notify the community as soon as this changes. 

Please email contact at startthewave dot org or visit our contact page to submit any additional questions. Please allow approximately one-two weeks for a response from our team. 

You can find much of our Financial or IRS documentation through our Transparency page. Any requests for additional information or documents should be sent via email to [email protected] or through our our Contact page. Any such documents that we are able to provide will be provided to you free of charge and in a downloadable format.

We are so excited to invite you to this beautiful community.

Start the Wave reserves the right to edit, alter, or choose not to post submissions that may trigger or be offensive to our community. 

This is a safe space to inspire, learn from and grow with each other. 

Additionally, posts or submissions may be edited for length or to omit any personally identifiable information (PII). 

Start the Wave Website and Community is run by a small group of passionate volunteers. We are dedicated to creating a safe and positive place for inspiration, sharing and connection.

Our volunteers work full-time and are actively involved in their local communities.

Should you identify something that needs our attention or just have a question or an idea, please email contact at startthewave dot org, we kindly thank you in advance for your patience – We will do our best to respond as quickly as we can.

Our Partners are organizations or individuals with whom we have entered into a more formal arrangement to work towards a common goal; it is more of a collaborative relationship. STW and any such Partner remain independent entities and have no control over one another’s business decisions. At the moment, STW only has one Partner, Eh Con Canada, for Eh Con Canada’s 2021 Eh Con convention. 

Affiliates and/or Chapters are those that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, are controlled by, or is under common control with an entity. STW does not currently have any Affiliates or Chapters.

There are also individuals or organizations who STW allows to use the STW name and/or logo through a formal licensing agreement. Currently, we only provide such licensing rights to Earp Bands. 

Lastly, there are individuals and groups/organizations that we amplify on our social media and through our site. We are not partnered or affiliated with these individuals and groups/organizations, but we do believe that they are doing important work and want to let others know about it!

Start the Wave’s primary focus is supporting grassroots initiatives around the world that apply for funding through our STW project submission form found here (link). By donating to Start the Wave you are helping fund projects that may not traditionally get funding from other sources. 


Please note that the global pandemic of COVID-19 caused unexpected delays in opening up for funding. In the meantime we took the decision to forward funds to the following organizations: The Ali Forney Center, Trans Lifeline, Black Youth Helpline, Know Your Rights Camp, the World Food Programme, the Black Health Alliance, Partners in Health, WKU’s ISEC Black Male Initiative, and Loveland Therapy Fund

Moving forward however, all money will be going to our STW Funded Projects initiative and any additional nominal administrative costs.

We absolutely encourage you to donate to other charities directly and will continue doing our best to amplify other incredible organizations creating positive and impactful change across our platforms.

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