Empowering Visionary Changemakers with Seed Funding for Global Transformation.


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CHANGEMAKERS

COUNTRIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

Seeding a community
of #changemakers

The Pollination Project is a collaborative Foundation that offers seed funding ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Our network of sixty five grant advisors and five country coordinators, each an expert in their respective fields, leads our funding decisions.

This participatory grantmaking process aligns with our ethos of empowering individuals on the front lines to effect positive change within their communities, cultures, and countries.

Beyond financial support, The Pollination Project Foundation assists grantees in taking their initial steps towards fundraising and offers first belief in their mission. Additionally, we offer capacity-building workshops, mindfulness retreats to prevent burnout, and resource navigation to ensure that our grantees’ work achieves tangible goals.

At TPP, we believe in people, so we invest in people. 

Oluwaseyi Tolulope Kehinde-Peters

The impact

of a seed grant

Valentina Wiñay Quispe: Warmi Ambassadors

Location: BOLIVIA

The Pollination Project’s seed grant empowered Soy Warmi’s Warmi Ambassadors initiative, a groundbreaking project in Bolivia led by young visionary Valentina Wiñay. This program united six passionate Bolivian women with medical professionals to deliver comprehensive sexual education and free medical services across six departments. Reaching over 1,450 youth aged 14-18 and partnering with 26 educational institutions, the Warmi Ambassadors project has become a powerful catalyst for change in sexual and reproductive health education among vulnerable populations, particularly indigenous youth.

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The stories behind the grants

“We’re very grateful for the Pollination Project’s support. This organization was the first (outside of our first supporters) to believe in our mission.

As a result of this grant, we have gained credibility in the refugee community and will be able to continue to grow and work towards achieving our mission.”

Linnie Pawlek, Financial Literacy For Refugees
Colorado, USA

Profiles in compassion: The Story of Lava Mae

Find out how a small donation of $1000 helped launch a successful national model for homeless services. The Pollination Project makes small startup grants every single day of the year- all over the world.

A look behind the scenes

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The SDG Literacy Drive 3.0 has received funding from @ThePollinationProject! 🎉
This ambitious project aims to educate 10,000 children in NIgeria, focusing on marginalized communities, about:

✅ Sustainability
✅ Climate change
✅ UN Sustainable Development Goals

Through interactive programs and resources, they`re empowering young minds to understand global challenges and take action locally.
Their mission? To cultivate a generation of informed, engaged citizens committed to building a more sustainable and equitable world for all. 💚

@ekopages_
#SDGLiteracyDrive #Sustainability #ClimateAction #Education #YouthEmpowerment #heartivism #grantmaking #nigeria #climatechange
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At The Pollination Project, we believe in the power of individuals to create positive change. As we support grassroots changemakers worldwide, we often see the crucial role that advocates and allies play in amplifying impact.

We`re curious: Who stands beside you in your mission to make a difference?

🔸 Is it a community leader who recognizes your potential?
🔸 A fellow activist who shares your passion?
🔸 A funder who believes in your vision?
🔸 Or perhaps a family member who supports your dedication?

Your biggest advocate might be someone who:
🔸 Amplifies your voice
🔸 Connects you with resources
🔸 Provides emotional support during challenges
🔸 Helps refine and strengthen your ideas

Recognizing and appreciating these allies can inspire us and remind us of the collaborative nature of social change.

We`d love to hear your stories. Who would you identify as your biggest advocate or ally in your work for positive change?

Share your experiences in the comments and let`s celebrate the power of supportive relationships in creating a better world!

#socialchange #nonprofits #communitysupport #changemakers #heartivists #allies #advocates #partner #supporters
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Anna Acsai is at the forefront of a movement to transform animal welfare in Hungary. Her initiative, Farm Animal Protection, fueled by a recent grant from The Pollination Project, is taking bold steps towards better living conditions for farm animals. In Hungary, where over 7.5 million laying hens are caged and 18,000 tons of fish are farmed annually, the need for change is urgent. As Hungary holds a significant position in global aquaculture and has the leverage of EU membership, Anna`s goals are not just visionary but achievable.

Within the next year, Anna plans to delve into research on fish welfare standards and secure at least one commitment to cage-free egg production. Additionally, she`s set to publish a pivotal report on transitioning to cage-free systems. Her long-term aspirations? To see fish farms adopt substantial welfare measures and to banish cage systems altogether, setting a precedent in animal welfare standards across the EU.

We are happy to support Anna in making a tangible impact on the lives of millions of farm animals!
@farmallatvedelem_hu
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Let`s kick off the week with some inspiration! ✨
"What`s a quote that always motivates you?"

Share your favorite quote with us in the comments below and spread the positivity! 🌈

#inspiringquotes #motivationalquotes #inspiration
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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a vision of unity! 🌍✨
In this inspiring video, we embrace the whole community of life, uniting people from all cultures, genders, and backgrounds to protect our communities and the environment.
Join us as we foster a world where humans, animals, and plants coexist in harmony.
Let`s make this Independence Day not just a celebration of freedom, but also a step towards a sustainable, inclusive future for all.
#julyfourth #CommunityOfLife #UnityInDiversity #Sustainability #HarmonyWithNature #interdependence #communities #heartivism #independenceday

If you enjoyed this video, please like it 🧡
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"Growth is about togetherness, team spirit and working to each other strength... "

In this episode, Natasha interviews Fontoh Desmond, founder of CEPOW (Crusaders for Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch), who received early support from The Pollination Project for environmental education initiatives in the school systems and communities of Cameroon.

Since receiving their TPP grant, CEPOW:

🦚 has planted 10,900 trees;
🦚 has impacted over 15 communities;
🦚 has started 20 eco clubs;
🦚 has collected and recycled 1,000,000 plastic bottles;
🦚 has engaged over 100 volunteers.

Watch it and listen how courage, persistence, and a seedgrant can change a community 💚

#sowingchange #heartivism #environment #planttrees #cameroon #recycling #environmentalprotection #education #philanthropy #grants #trust #compassion
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Rosa Minoia, a dedicated Brazilian #veterinarian, has taken an innovative approach to pet care by operating a small veterinary clinic on a boat. This unique clinic travels along the #Amazon River to serve isolated communities that are inaccessible by car. Rosa`s project, "The Traveling Vet," provides essential veterinary services including deworming, vaccinations, and other treatments directly to the doorsteps of pet owners in these remote areas. This not only improves the health and well-being of the pets but also educates the community on preventive care, hygiene, and nutrition.

Rosa’s efforts have been supported by a grant from The Pollination Project. This funding has been crucial in empowering Rosa to make a significant impact on the health of pets and their owners along the Amazon.

#gratitude
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NEW PROJECT FUNDED 🧡
When a woman escapes from an abusive situation, she often leaves everything behind and faces a daunting journey to rebuild her life. The Survivor`s Resource Closet is the new initiative we chose to support with one of our seedgrants. This groundbreaking project aims to empower Black families who have survived domestic violence by providing essential daily care items that were left behind during their escape.

The Survivor`s Resource Closet, a cornerstone of Bellissima Sanctuary, will offer these families a sense of stability and normalcy by supplying clothing, personal hygiene products, and baby care items. Recipients will complete anonymous engagement forms, allowing us to track the ages and number of family members assisted each month, quarter, and year. These forms will also indicate if recipients were referred by or to other community agencies, fostering a comprehensive support network.

Bellissima Sanctuary is dedicated to addressing the critical need for support and protection for Black female survivors and their children who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Their resources are aimed at assisting every Detroit-area family working to establish a secure and stable environment after leaving their abuser.

Bellissima Sanctuary supports mothers, including members of the LGBTQ+ community and disabled persons of the African Diaspora living in Detroit. Our grant will help them building a safer and more supportive community for all.

@bellissimasanctuary
#grants #domesticviolence #sexualassault #humantrafficking #supportwomen #heartivism #blackwomen #survivors
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NEW PROJECT FUNDED ⭐

Fuad Rahman and the Better Together Indonesia Foundation have launched the "One Farmer One Contract" (OFOC) project, backed by a $1,000 seed grant from The Pollination Project. This initiative aims to empower Arabica coffee farmers in the region, rejuvenating efforts that were halted by the 2018 earthquake.

✳️ The Vision:

The OFOC project focuses on training farmers and providing essential infrastructure, like pulver machines, to enhance post-harvest techniques. By securing contracts with local coffee shops, it ensures stable market access and fair pricing, bypassing traditional intermediaries.

✳️ The Expected Impact:

🌱 Economic Growth: Boosting incomes and stabilizing markets for superior coffee.
🌱 Sustainable Farming: Promoting eco-friendly practices.
🌱 Community Resilience: Strengthening the local economy and supporting community development.

✳️ The Journey:

Inspired by a heartfelt conversation with I Wayan Suasana, a dedicated coffee farmer, Fuad Rahman and his foundation are committed to transforming the lives of smallholder farmers. Starting with two farmers, the project plans to expand, aiming for enhanced production and increased incomes by 2024.

With the support of The Pollination Project, the OFOC initiative is set to drive economic growth and build a resilient farming community in Sembalun. Stay tuned for more updates on this transformative journey!
@bettertogetherindonesia
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Our grant has made a huge impact, supporting over 1,500 girls in Zambia! 🇿🇲

The Project Scream Foundation is dedicated to combating child sexual abuse by empowering young girls with the knowledge to recognize and report abuse. Thanks to the support from The Pollination Project seed grant, they`ve reached 1,560 amazing students in Kitwe! Through engaging storytelling sessions and targeted initiatives, the foundation successfully imparted essential knowledge and skills, empowering these students to understand and prevent child sexual abuse.

Project Scream`s commitment extends beyond raising awareness.
🔸 "Our commitment is not only to raising awareness about child sexual abuse but also to challenging and transforming the cultural norms that perpetuate silence. We aim to empower young girls to find their voices, speak out against abuse, and contribute to a society where perpetrators are held accountable, and survivors are supported without fear of retribution or stigma", says Chilembo Siwale, the founder.🔸

Looking to the future, Project Scream Foundation plans to expand its reach, aiming to empower girls and increase awareness about child sexual abuse throughout Zambia and beyond. They intend to use the success of their project in Kitwe as a model to replicate in other communities, utilizing the storybook as a key educational tool.

Additionally, the foundation plans to develop further educational materials and resources, including workshops and interactive activities for schools. By forming partnerships with local organizations and government entities, they aim to increase the impact of their efforts and continue raising awareness on a larger scale.

A seedgrant to help breaking down cultural barriers and creating a safer future for young girls everywhere. Together, we can build a community that listens, believes, and protects survivors. 💕

#empowergirls #childprotection #projectscreamzambia #ThePollinationProject #ChangeMakers #Zambia #Support #Education #Awareness #SafeFuture
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Every $1,000 we raise is another #changemaker we fund.