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From Atlanta to Nairobi, Bogota to Chennai, we fund startup projects in every corner of the globe. We are proud to offer Pollination Project seed grants to these individuals and grassroots groups who are making their communities and the world a better place for all.

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Ugonna Nwekwuru – Gedeihen Recyclers : Reward for Waste Initiative

Gedeihen Recyclers : Reward for Waste Initiative is an incentive-based recycling social enterprise engaged in transforming waste to value through recycling and empowering unemployed women and youth. Ugonna Nwekwuru and his team have adapted their recycling service to the needs of inhabitants in formal and informal settlements, thereby contributing to a better management of urban waste [...]


Doom Mavis Ikyaator – Red is My Right

Red is My Right is an initiative created by Doom Ikyaator, a development practitioner from Nigeria who is passionate about the health and rights of the girl child. The aim of this work is to educate adolescent school girls on proper menstrual hygiene, especially within the school environment, in order to boost their self-confidence and ensure [...]


Joy VanLandschoot, Jake Tibbetts, & Live Now – Mollie’s Movement: Paying Kindness Forward

Mollie's Movement: Paying Kindness Forward has a simple goal of sharing random acts of kindness across the nation and the world by utilizing the impact social media can make. The project is spearheaded by two individuals: Mollie Tibbetts's brother, Jake Tibbetts, and Joy VanLandschoot, owner of Live Now, a printing company in Mollie's hometown of Brooklyn, [...]


Zimbabwe Expressive Art Workshops – Purple Hand Africa

Purple Hand Africa is an initiative for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people of Zimbabwe founded by Trevor P. Molife. The expressive art workshops programme is critical in the rainbow journey of empowerment, a journey taken along the colors of the LGBTIQ rainbow flag. First and foremost, the workshops will provide healing through [...]


Shamsina – Shamsina: Solar Water Heaters for the Energy Poor

Shamsina designs and manufactures affordable solar technologies for energy deficient communities, and equips the public with the tools to build innovative and clean energy solutions. It operates out of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar in Cairo, Egypt and has installed solar powered water heaters in locations across the country--from the rural valleys of Aswan in the south, to the [...]


Adekunle, Naomi, Gabriel, and Samson – Skrind

In 2019, infectious diseases continue to pose challenges to global health as they remain a leading cause of death, with the Sub-Saharan region accounting for most of a majority. Professionals agree that early detection through screening will not only prevent health problems but also help prevent the transmission of these diseases. Adekunle Adeluwoye is a healthcare [...]


Ska Sebata – Teaching Roots to Each Root

Teaching Roots to Each Root is a project addressing the absence of creative skill that is being passed down from generation to generation within the communities in rural Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Artist and creative entrepreneur, Ska Sebata, aims to help women learn how to make garments for themselves and for resale so that they are empowered [...]


Social Shift – Social Shift

Social Shift invests in the social and creative development of teens who live in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Detroit Public School Community District has lost approximately $6.5 million under Public Act 8 and as a result, the budget for art classes, musical theater and stem programs have been underfunded or diminished in the attempt to save [...]


Najee Amaranth, Jahniah Bahari – Oakland Mind

From Hip Hop to Tai Chi, Oakland Mind represents the people. Led by Jahniah Omi & Najee Amaranth they’ve hosted one of Oakland’s dopest freestyle cyphers, facilitated weekly Qi Gong sessions, held healing circles and acted as a platform for upcoming artists. Behind that are two talented artists, parents, social activists, and innovators. Dedicated to pushing [...]

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