Frequently Asked Questions About Our Grant Process
At this time, and in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Pollination Project is currently only accepting proposals in two specific issue areas: Animal Advocacy and COVID-19 Response projects. We will be accepting applications in these areas throughout June and July, are carefully monitoring the needs expressed by applicants around the world to determine when it is possible for us to open our application process more widely.
If you would like a nomination from a community partner who knows you and your work well, please ask them to send a recommendation to us at [email protected]
We cannot advise on your personal tax situation, but as long as grant money is used for qualified project purposes and no funds are used to pay the grantee or any member of a grantee’s family for working on the project, then we will not need to issue a 1099 or report your grant income to the IRS.
If you are a U.S. based grantee and you do not submit receipts and reporting for your grant, then we do issue a 1099 form and report your grant as taxable income to the IRS.
- Follow through with the project as you have laid it out to the best of your ability. Submit reporting which includes what you achieved, what you learned and how you spend the grant funds. Go to Reporting Requirements for details on what to include.
- Take photos or videos showcasing your project in action, and include these photos and videos in your project report.
- Track your expenses and submit all receipts with your final report to show how you spent the grant funds.
- Allow your project to be highlighted, publicized and shared by The Pollination Project.
- Make your best effort to spend the money as you proposed. Follow the restrictions listed in your contract when spending the funds, and contact us before making any changes.