Having the continued support of The Polination Project is something that I value and appreciate deeply. I know I have said this before but knowing that someone believes in you and is willing to try and help you see your vision through, means more than the actual monetary help; it is a sort of validation that what you are doing is important. While in my heart I know I am doing what I can to help and others acknowledgement is not so much a necessity, everyone likes to feel that they are supported and TPP is the biggest cheerleading squad out there for their grantees.
So to answer your question of has it made a difference to me on a personal level? the answer is a resounding YES! TPP itself, seperate from each of the grants I have received, has made a difference in my life in a positive way. I value the friendships I have made over the years both as a grantee and a grant advisor.