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.
The Amani Yoga Project is a program within the Amani Educational Center in Eshiakula, Kenya. The Amani Educational Center is a community-based group dedicated to empowering people with disabilities and HIV. In 2011, they built the center with their own hands, and it has since become a gathering place where [...]
"Plant a tree for a green Nangarhar" is an initiative of Shamsuddin Amin, environmental activist and a resident of Jalalabad City in Eastern Afghanistan. The main motive behind the project is to promote a culture of sustainable development, healthy lifestyle and ideas of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Additionally, the project [...]
Can village girls weather the myriad challenges of unwanted pregnancy, lack of menstrual hygiene products & school supplies and rise to be successful? Dickson's Hold a Girl’s Hand Initiative is a school-based project which endeavors to holistically meet the needs of high school girls by providing guidance and counseling and [...]
Many girls do not have safe and sustainable methods of menstrual management due to lack of money and stigmatization, which often resorts to using unsafe and alternative methods. Rise Up Girl and Wake Up Your Dreams, initiated by Ms. Aikande Robert Nkya, aims at providing trainings and education about menstruation [...]
Vulnerable communities in Bogotá, Colombia are usually invisible and unheard by the State. Kept in the dark, they experience violations of their rights and dignity. Using the arts as an element of social cohesion, the community is brought together, providing La Cecilia neighborhood with visibility through colors and a voice [...]
YES, Youth Empowerment Services, was started by Kauz and Karen McCarthy as a program to assist youth in developing the skills needed to be successful in life after graduation. YES, located in Anaconda, Montana, addresses life skills, social skills and work skills in creative and fun formats. The YES Youth [...]
Rooster Redemption is a microsanctuary located in Center City, Minnesota, founded by Melanie and Mark Jacobs. Their mission is to create awareness about how intelligent and valuable roosters are, as individuals deserving love and respect. Roosters are viewed as one of the most "disposable" animals because they do not lay [...]