Currently Open Programs
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
The Pollination Project has been dedicated to grassroots leadership, global kindness, and uplifting individual action since 2013. In fact, we have built a network of changemakers that is over 3,750 strong and operating in 115 countries. In March of 2020, we activated this network to offer support to grassroots volunteers serving the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We are accepting applications for volunteer community projects that address direct needs around water, sanitation & hygiene; community & emotional resilience; and virtualization or adaptation of existing grassroots projects.
Global Animal Advocacy Program
In 2017-2018, we partnered with Open Philanthropy Project to offer $100,000 in small grants to activists working on behalf of animals in Brazil, Mexico, India, and the Greater China Region. We believe local changemakers are best positioned to ensure our grants are appropriate and impactful, and that we are approaching our work in a way that best supports and serves animal activists in these countries.
The Tipping Point Program
In partnership with The Tipping Point Foundation, TPP will identify and provide support to projects which aim to effectively reduce the consumption of conventionally farmed meat or seafood by providing $25,000 in initial seed grants as $1,000 awards.. We believe changemakers at the local level are best positioned to ensure our grants are appropriate and impactful, so we will provide support to any project, anywhere in the world, that meets the standards of our review team.
The Canary Fund
In partnership with our friends at The Canary Fund, whose deep, loving motivations for this work are rooted in the loss of a dear friend and their strong connections to the communities of Northeast Wisconsin, we support work that uplifts changemakers and their communities. We believe it is vital that voices from within the communities where projects take place are heard because we know the power of community-originated solutions to build a better world.
These programs are active but not currently accepting proposals:
Our Daily Grant Program
The Pollination Project seeks to unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world. To that end, through our pioneering Daily Grant program, we make micro grants 365 days a year to grassroots global change agents who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world for the benefit of all. Our daily grant making began on January 1, 2013 and since then, we have funded a different project every single day. All qualified applicants in any funding area are considered within the guidelines of this program.
East Africa Leadership Program
Though The Pollination Project makes grants all over the world, we are particularly deeply rooted in the East African nations of Kenya and Uganda. To best serve grantees in these countries, we partner with a leadership team comprised of TPP grantees and local changemakers.
Become Part of the Pollination Project Family
Become part of a unique movement to find and support grassroots leaders who share a common vision for a more just and compassionate world.
Do you have a project working to address the inequities in the world?
Apply for a $1,000 seed grant and let us help you succeed.