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granted everyday


countries across the globe

Seeding a community
of #changemakers

We use the money we raise to invest in grassroots projects by people who seek to create a more compassionate world. Every day of the year, our network selects a new project that will receive $1,000 in seed funding. As that project blossoms, leaders can access capacity-building support, encouragement, and connectivity with others. Through these efforts, we seed a vibrant community of global changemakers who seek to spread compassion in the world for the benefit of all.

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


of the week:

There are people who are born with a light inside, capable of illuminating the path of those who are lost in the labyrinth of life and cannot find a way out.

Paul Talliard was one of these rare gems of humanity; a man who dedicated his life to helping those who had lost everything. His own story of healing was an inspiration for others, and although he passed away last month, his legacy of service will ripple out forever.

ShiftHappens: Our Blog:

The stories behind the grants

Friends and Enemies

Friends and Enemies

“Every year, we receive many more applications than we can fund. While we value your work, we regret to inform you that we are unable to fund your application at this time, but wish you the very best in the future.”  Anyone who has experience in seeking grant funding...

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Living Your Legacy

Living Your Legacy

As you will read in our “Changemaker of the Week” blog this week, many of us are thinking of our friend, changemaker, and advisor Paul Talliard who recently passed away. Have you had moments like this that leave you considering the idea of legacy? When I am overcome...

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“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.

Every $1,000 we raise is another
#changemaker we fund.