The Pollination Project Grant Advisors 2017-06-02T09:57:53+00:00

Our Grant Advisors

We believe that the best people to review grant applications are those who have personal experience working on similar initiatives. Our grant review team includes Pollination Project grantees and other trusted individuals working on many different issues around the world. A minimum of 3 people on this team reviews each qualified application. Together, they use the breadth of their experience to make the funding decisions for our grants

Courtney Bowles

TPP Grant Recipient

Courtney BowlesCourtney Bowles is an artist, educator, and community organizer who uses art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to build empathy and support for social justice movements. She is the co-director of The Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank […]

David Omondi

TPP Grant Recipient

David Omondi

David graduated with a BSc. Medical Biochemistry Degree of the University of Nairobi and returned to his community of Obunga Slum where he founded Riley Orton Foundation Org (ROF), a Kenyan nonprofit supporting underprivileged girls to break the […]

DeJuana Golden

TPP Grant Recipient

Dejuana Golden

DeJuana Golden, MS, EJD is a single mother of three children including her 13-year-old son CJ who has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. She is the founder and director of Special Shades of Color, where […]

Derek Young

Derek-Young-grant-advisorDerek Young is a veteran CSR/Sustainability and communications professional with nearly 17 years of experience. He is recognized as a thought leader capable of working across industries, analyzing and determining needs and opportunities for value creation and building and delivering strategic CSR/Sustainability […]

Desire Johnson

TPP Grant Recipient

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Desire Johnson-Forte is an Oakland native who received her B.A in English from Mills College (Creative Writing) and minor in Ethnic Studies. Between her full time work and passion oriented consulting: she uses shared narrative to transform the possibilities […]

Donna DeGennaro

TPP Grant Recipient

Donna DeGennaro

Donna DeGennaro is the Founder and Director of Unlocking Silent Histories, for which she received a TPP grant in 2014. She obtained her PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her passion for creating socially just learning designs […]

Elle Morgan

TPP Grant Recipient

Elle Morgan

Elle Morgan’s diverse experience ranges from being a counselor at a youth wilderness center, a teacher at an inner city arts/career learning center and a newspaper and magazine writer. As a freelance writer she covers topics on health and wellness, spirituality, […]

Elli Weisbaum

Elli WeisbaumElli Weisbaum grew up in the world of education and mindfulness, attending her first mindfulness retreat at the age of 10. In high-school she began creating and co-facilitating workshops with her mother for parents and at-risk youth that used mindfulness as a […]

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