East Africa Hub Map 2016-12-12T15:15:41+00:00

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
August 2017

Total Grants Made
Dollars Given
Countries Funded

William Ochola – Collectors of Garbage


Grantee William Ocholla and Bakari Suleiman are proud members of Longo Ghetto Kleeners, a hard-working community group that does inspiring work in garbage collection. The aim of the group is to create self-employment and a conducive environment for the society to improve their livelihoods and advocate for environmental justice. For [...]


Kagulo Scovia – United Rural Women Food Pantry- Tororo


Did you know that the issue of men and boys stealing foodstuffs from their wives and mothers is not an uncommon case in rural Uganda? It is in fact, one of the key causes of domestic violence in rural Uganda. If this weren’t bad enough, when food is taken away [...]


Akongo Beza – Empowering Women Project

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Akongo Benza, Achieng Betrice and Apalat Grace started the Empowering Women Project in Tororo Uganda, which helps women contribute to the economic development of their families by undertaking small-scale businesses. The project trains women in business skills and empowers them with start up capital to start profitable small businesses. The [...]


Eric Omwanda Nehemiah, James Ndung’u – Beyond Skills

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Beyond Skills is a project that focuses on photography, life skills and sustainability for youth from the Mathare slums and Mathare Foundation. The rising cases of youth radicalization prompted this project, which seeks to offer alternative ways of engaging young people from Mathare slums and its environs. The project has [...]


Patrick Mutemi, Mary Mumbua – Green Irrigation Project

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The Green Irrigation Project is spearheaded by Patrick Kitali Mutemi. Its main purpose is to encourage the community to practice organic farming to promote both human and environmental health. Climate change is real and the farming community needs to adapt with more efficient ways of irrigation in anticipation of less [...]


Joet Ntale – Skills For All Computer Centre


Skills for All Computer Centre is a project initiated by Ntale Joet a blind musician and instrumentalist who is self-trained in computer application and jos software for blind computer users. He was born in Mayuge District, Kaluba Village, where he use his music to sensitize the public about equal rights, love and [...]


Godfrey Chemiat, Myanga Community-Based Solid Waste Management Project

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Myanga community-based solid waste management project, managed by Godfrey Chemiat, collects environmentally hazardous solid waste materials including polythene papers, plastics, organic garbage, leaves and tree branches. These materials are taken to community collective dumping site so that they may decompose into organic fertilizer and/or be recycled into valuable handicrafts such [...]

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