East Africa 2017-04-25T10:12:26+00:00

Program Overview

Our Uganda and Kenya team is led by a team of local changemakers who are also Pollination Project grantees themselves.

Their goal is to reach geographically and technologically marginalized grant applicants (with no internet access, no computer skills and limited English). They look for projects that do not have access to funding from other international foundations. The team establishes culturally-relevant processes and procedures that lead to more long term and overall impact.

Leadership Team
Beth Koigi
Kenya Senior Fellow
David Omondi
Kenya Senior Fellow
Fred Batale
Uganda Senior Fellow
Miriam Wambui
Kenya Senior Fellow
Suzan Wilmot
Uganda Senior Fellow
Vincent Atitwa
Kenya Senior Fellow
Beatrice Achieng
Uganda Fellow
Honest Kansiime
Uganda Fellow
Jane Wafula
Kenya Fellow
Maulid Mwinyikai
Kenya Fellow
Program News

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By Selene Gonzalez-Carrillo, The Pollination Project,
April, 2017

Amito Susan Oryem, Promotion of Arts and Crafts for Rural Women DevelopmentLocal Change and Global Connection: Communty Grantmaking in East Africa

By Ari Nessel, The Huffington Post
February, 2017

img-0881_origSeeding Change in Kisumu, Kenya

By David Omondi, The Pollination Project
November, 2016

img-0881_origTransforming the Lives of At Risk Children and Youth Through Talent Club in Kisumu

By David Omondi, Maendeleo Hub
October, 2016

ugandaWhat Role Can External Actors Play in Uganda’s Post Election Plunge?

By Phil Wilmot, Waging Nonviolence
April, 2016

boyBuilding Resilient Communities in East Africa

By Ari Nessel Huffington Post
February, 2016

Members of the East Africa Hub with facilitators at their team meeting in Nairobi, November 2016)More Than Money: Community Grantmaking in East Africa

By Ari Nessel, The Huffington Post
November, 2016

Man with kidsEast Africa Grantmaking through the Eyes of a Human Rights Activist in Uganda

By Fraide Emmanuel, Huffington Post
October, 2015

east africa little mapFinding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

By Ari Nessel Huffington Post
August, 2016

Sitawa Wafula42 African Innovators to Watch, Sitawa Wafula

By Cynthia Okoroafor Ventures Africa
May, 2016

East africa hubEast Africa Hub: This Week in Daily Giving

By Ari Nessel Huffington Post
April, 2016