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Sunflowers in France

In April we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds and when they look at the bare hills they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain, and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean they do not exist. – Thich Nhat Hanh

About Us

The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. We make daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all.

Our daily grant making began on January 1, 2013 and since then, we have funded a different project every single day. We also make larger impact grants of up to $5000 to projects that have demonstrated impact and success.

Through a global network of grantees and community partners, we identify extraordinary grassroots leaders who would not likely qualify for funding from other foundations or institutions. Once they have the backing of The Pollination Project, grantees often leverage their grant into more funding, building their team, media attention and more.

Our grantees have gone on to win prestigious international awards, secure large government and foundation grants, and secure national and international media attention.

As part of our funding platform, we welcome like-minded and values-aligned institutional and individual donors to join us either as
daily givers themselves, or as sponsors for unique seed grant programs of mutual interest (such as youth environmental grants,
education grants or targeted regional grants).

The Pollination Project is a learning laboratory for emergent Indy Philanthropy trends and practices. We proudly identify as a vegan organization and as a justice funder.

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$1000 Makes a Difference!

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