Uplifting selfless grassroots volunteerism

for a kinder, more compassionate world.


Please note: As of 8am EST on Tuesday, December 20th, all applications will be temporarily closed so that our team will be able to process everything in the pipeline through the holiday season. We will be reopening our applications on Sunday January 1st at 8am EST. Happy holidays!


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. 

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of the week:

Giacomo Losio and Giulia Barbieri: TIME-hive Arena

Location: Italy

With so many ideas and voices circulating within the environmental arena, Giacomo Losio and his illustrator partner, Giulia Barbieri created TIME-hive Arena, the card game that protects wild nature. Their work focuses on addressing issues at the crossroads of environment and education. 

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The stories behind the grants

When Pigs Escape

When Pigs Escape

Animal welfare, rights, protections—which term is best, and how does one define it? The lines get convoluted, and the topic is controversial. Matilda, a postpartum pig, sparked much debate when she made international headlines last year as a commercial farm fugitive....

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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.