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.
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
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 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 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:
The 2019 Program
For 2019, we are entering a new stage of our programming: our leadership team members will be intensively focused on making grants to early stage changemakers who will benefit from mentoring and support in order to develop their skills as leaders and make a real impact in their communities. Our team will also spend time mentoring and supporting current grantees, visiting and connecting projects to one another, and scheduling and coordinating training programs for our grantees in Kenya and Uganda.
Due to the specific needs of our review and mentoring teams in Kenya and Uganda for 2019, we will only be accepting applications from these countries during two periods rather than on an ongoing basis as in our general application. While applications are open, you can submit an application by following this link and taking our qualifying quiz. During periods when applications are closed, you may register your interest at the same link and we will notify you once the application is open.