About the East Africa Leadership Program

Though The Pollination Project makes grants all over the world, we are particularly deeply rooted in the East African nations of Kenya and Uganda. To best serve grantees in these countries, we partner with a leadership team comprised of TPP grantees and local changemakers.

We believe local changemakers are best positioned to ensure our grants are appropriate and impactful, and that we are approaching our work in a way that best supports and serves dreamers and doers in Kenya and Uganda.

Program Objectives

Support Grassroots Leaders

Support outstanding grassroots leaders who have existing or newly founded projects that have the potential to make significant positive change in Uganda and Kenya, but who may not be able to acquire funding through other organizations

Demonstrate Belief in Local Leadership

Demonstrate belief in local leadership through the provision of financial support and the opportunity to develop interpersonal relationships with other grantees and TPP team leaders based in East Africa

Foster Development

Foster the development of burgeoning leaders by giving them access to peer support, networking, training, and mentoring to help uplift their voices and ensure their successes

Nurture Growth

Nurture the growth of an ecosystem of leaders who have the shared goals of a more compassionate, just, and equitable East Africa, and provide opportunities for them to act upon and realize their dreams

What Can $1,000 Do in the East Africa Leadership Program?

Here are some examples:


Number of houses connected to water in a remote village where access to adequate water is limited in Kenya


Kabuthi Empowerment Group
Project: Connecting Poor Households to the Kabuthi Community Water Project

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Number of students supported by providing new schooling facilities (three classrooms; staff room; and latrines) in Kenya


Mwembe Mwagudza Mwanyonyo
Project: Jericho Primary School

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Number of low-income girls educated on menstrual hygiene management and given sanitary pads so that they may stay in school in Uganda


Mukasa Nassar
Project: Ugapads: Reusable Sanitary Pads

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Number of women recruited into an urban women’s rights movement in Uganda


Hajjat Nagudi Asiya
Project: Organizing Urban Women

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Atukunda Eva

“I appreciate the amazing work you are doing. Your grant has helped make a difference in people’s lives. It has helped hopeless women find hope for their future, it has taken children back to school, and it created employment in a country where finding a job is the most difficult thing. We thank you so much.”

— Atukunda Eva, Legit Housekeeping And Maintenance Services, Uganda

Grants Made Within the East Africa Leadership Program

How To Apply For A Grant In This Program

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