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.


As of
January 2017

Total Grants Made
Total Amount Given
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Mark Mugambi Mutuma, Healthy Vegan Food Products from Soya Beans

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In 2015 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that consuming processed meat causes cancer, while eating unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic. Mark Mugambi Mutuma is based out of Meru, Kenya and has created the Healthy Vegan Food Products from Soya Beans project to help

Jamilah Nafula Meso, Feed The Soil to Improve Production Project

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Nitrogen is a vital constituent of protein and protoplasm in plants and thus its reserves in the soil must be regularly replenished in order to maintain crop production. Jamilah Nafula Meso is based out of Mungore, Kenya and is helping farmers practice sustainable soil fertility management by adopting eco-friendly, farm

David Oduor Mulo, Community Impact Program

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David Oduor Mulo uses soccer among other sports as a way to provide awareness opportunities to students, teachers and the greater community in Nairobi, Kenya. The Community Impact Program is led by local coaches and addresses urgent issues, including environmental conservation. Intervention workshops are strategically placed and include both games

Rose Akinyi Onyango, Faith Tailoring Center Project

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Rose Akinyi Onyango works out of Kisumu, Kenya empowering women and young girls to be economically independent through tailoring. Founded in 2008, the Faith Tailoring Center Project provides onsite training to women who do not get a chance to continue their education. Given the background of the female participants, Rose

Simon Ndirangu Mwangi, UReady Employability Program

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In next decade over 1 billion young people will enter the job market. Among them are East African graduates, with over 50% classified as being "half-baked", who the Inter-University Council of East Africa identifies as being not ready for the employment market. Simon Ndirangu Mwangi has established the UReady Employability

Magumba Werikhe Julius and Kiwumi Kenneth, JEPDA Self Innovation Skills Paper Project


Poverty appears to deeply affect those in Jinja, Uganda, from youth and widows to persons living with disabilities. After trying a number of income generating ventures, Magumba Werikhe Julius and Kiwumi Kenneth have created JEPDA Self Innovation Skills Paper Project to being together people with disabilities to come together to