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.
Sara Trail is the founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), a critical education program that uses participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. This summer, SJSA will offer a free summer academy for high school students in the Bay Area to support [...]
Found by Nashville based Anasa Troutman, SheStories is a storytelling platform for women. These stories cultivate deep personal exploration that compels women to express love for themselves, their work, their lives and their communities while being candid about the challenges, pitfalls and hardships they face personally and those they face [...]
"Reach for the Sun" is a project created by Erin Manuel, a high school student in rural western North Carolina, to design and install a solar-powered USB device charging station at her school and at a school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Students will learn about solar energy and one another’s cultures [...]
More than just an annual one-day gathering, the New Mexico Leaders in Mindfulness Conference represents a journey of established and emerging mindful leaders in the “Land of Enchantment”. Sidni Lamb, founder and visionary of Mindful New Mexico, organized the first conference in 2015, attracting a deliberately diverse collection of individuals. [...]
Pritha Gopalan, Yalla!: A trusted, scalable software solution that connects relief agencies with vetted volunteers
Yalla! is a software that allows relief agencies and volunteers to customize volunteer participation and effectively support newly-arrived Syrian refugee families in New Jersey. Relief agencies and non-profits are stretched beyond their capacity in meeting the considerable health, educational, and financial needs of families forced to migrate due to the [...]
“Be Shameless” is a comic book which teaches Indian youth about the body, sex and sexuality without shame or fear. Sangeeta Isvaran and Liz Haynes, based in Chennai, India work in the social sector in gender, sex and sexual health education. Providing information about sex is not the solution; it [...]