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Our Grantees Are Awesome

From Atlanta to Nairobi, Bogota to Chennai, we fund startup projects in every corner of the globe. We are proud to offer Pollination Project seed grants to these individuals and grassroots groups who are making their communities and the world a better place for all.

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As of
July 2019

Total Grants Made
Dollars Given
Countries Funded

Julia Barry – Habitat: Home

Born in urgent response to increasing hate and fear in America, Habitat: Home is a community organizing project that inspires empathy across the United States. This is achieved through co-creating artwork and free, public performances, local artists and residents constructively respond to the civic and environmental crises fracturing our home(s). [...]


Luthiers Sans Frontieres UK – Lutherie in Haiti

Lutherie in Haiti is a project started by Robert Cain from the charity Luthiers Sans Frontieres (LSF) UK. Led by two volunteers Svavar Garri Kristjánsson and Julie Folio, they teach a dozen of people in Haiti how to maintain, repair, and set up instruments from the violin family. Classical music [...]


Saphichay – Kallpay Warmi

Saphichay is an indigenous right's and cultural survival organization located in the central Andes of Peru. Kallpay Warmi is our annual indigenous festival, which is very unique in that its focus is on honoring and celebrating indigenous woman and our own indigenous identity. We celebrate and honor these themes in [...]


ESARDEF – Literate Community Kids

Literate Community Kids is a literacy project located in the forest community of Mokindi, Cameroon. It is coordinated and led by Education for Sustainable and Rural Development Foundation, ESARDEF. The goal of this initiative is to empower underprivileged youth with the required textbooks and didactic materials on core subjects like [...]

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