Grant Trahant

Grant Trahant 

Founder | Causeartist


Kansas City, MO






Publishing | SEO | Digital Media | Web Development | Social Entrepreneurship | Content Creations


Over six years ago I started Causeartist out of a passion for finding creative brands, startups, and social entrepreneurs impacting the world through social enterprise. After 500+ interviews with some amazing people, its more clear than ever that we as consumers have a massive amount of power to change the landscape of not only the business world, but also the developing world.

Growing up in New Orleans was very interesting. I was introduced to social issues very early on, because the city is unlike any other in the country in my opinion. Race, politics, Bourbon St., community, and basketball all impacted me in different ways at an early age. Basketball was my first love and was my main focus growing up, so I never really had much time to understand politics, government, business, and how individuals could really impact a community.

The world of social enterprise was really coming together around the time I started Causeartist, but there were not many resources out there that people could go to and find out more about these amazing ventures. That was really why I wanted to start Causeartist, just from a lack of resources out there that covered what was going on in social enterprise. I was researching this stuff on my own, so I was already putting the work in. Now, I just needed to take my design skills and create a format and start producing content around what I was already researching in my own time.

I wanted Causeartist to be a place of discover, education, and information that introduces readers, consumers, investors, organizations, and brands to the amazing things that this industry has to offer. Most people know of Patagonia and Warby Parker, but there are so many more amazing companies, startups, and social entrepreneurs out there that people need to know and hear about, because they are creating some incredible impact as well.

Companies like LSTN, Nisolo, Cotopaxi, Known Supply, Indosole and so many others are creating high quality products that can compete with this biggest names in the marketplace, but the impact behind the companies make them even more tremendous. High Quality Products + A Great Story and Impact = Massive Impact in our World.

Causeartist is a global community and social enterprise platform, which covers Brands, Startups, and Social Entrepreneurs impacting the world through Social Enterprise. The business and tech world is changing. More and more brands and startups are implementing Social Impact at the foundation of their ventures.

As the business landscapes continues to shift towards more Social Impact models – Causeartist is there to help you discover what’s new and trending in the world of Social Enterprise and Social Impact. Causeartist features original interviews, lists, and spotlights with founders and CEO’s from some of the most exciting Social Enterprises impacting the world.