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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
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Baladi – Rooted Resistance

Baladi - Rooted Resistance is a series of stories of Palestinians resisting Israeli colonization and occupation with seeds, wild foraged plants, and homegrown vegetables. These are Palestinians who believe in the food politics and food sovereignty intersect with the struggle for self-determination and freedom. This multimedia project is the work [...]


Jessica Turtle, Founder – Natural Heritage Project

Heritage is that which is inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and endowed to future generations. Natural heritage refers to the sum total of the elements of biodiversity, including flora and fauna, ecosystems and geological structures. The Natural Heritage Project (NHP), established in 2016 by artist Jessica Turtle, [...]


Denis Farangi and Rosie Malachi – The Brink – Voices exploring borders, migration and freedom

The Brink is a dynamic, fiercely independent, not-for-profit media platform dedicated to sharing real stories about migration, borders, and freedom. Founders and reporters Rosie Malachi and Denis Farangi are currently on the move, cycling through Central America, collecting personal stories of migration as well as (extra)ordinary folk's ideas about how [...]


Creation Care Concept – The Renaissance Show 2019

Jonathan Kofi Dugbartey and Janice Adukwei Allotey are the founders of Creation Care Concept, a dynamic organization in Accra, Ghana raising awareness on environmental sustainability by crafting accessories from plastic waste. The Renaissance Show is their annual event to showcase avant-garde and functional products made of up-cycled HDPE sachets and [...]


Vedaste Uzabakiriho – Positive Future Orientation

Positive Future Orientation, abbreviated as PFO, was founded by Vedaste Uzabakiriho in Kamonyi District, Rwanda. PFO was established with the purpose to eradicate poverty amongst youth through training them in the art of shaving human hairs. Vedaste believes that by instilling in them the basic materials to undertake a small [...]

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