Our Model of Grantee Engagement
At The Pollination Project, we seek to unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world, and we believe in the power of individuals to best effect that change. That’s why every day we make small grants to people who are bringing their dream for a better world to fruition. That’s why we walk beside them on their journeys, providing ongoing financial support, encouragement, and connections to multiple forms of capital. That’s why we provide non-financial help as well, such as mentorship, trainings, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities that are designed to support their own personal growth and resilience, which in turn boosts their ability to make a direct impact in the world and helps them to sustain their work.
To these ends, we provide resources to social changemakers the world over through:
Our Daily Grants
Our Impact Grants
Our Ladder (or collaborative) Funding
Our Non-Financial Support
Our Resources for Social Changemakers:
How Our Model of Engagement Effects Change
Through this four-tiered model of grantee engagement, TPP aims to support grantees in their efforts to deepen their own contemplative practices. Through facilitating authentic and vulnerable connection to others around the world and modeling the importance of process over outcome in our own work, we enable grantees to do their work from a place that is more deeply rooted in compassion, with greater resilience, and with more capacity for self-compassion and equanimity.
In turn, our grantees are provided with opportunities to see our shared humanity made visible; to empathize and see good across the planet; to question their own assumptions, position, and perspective; and to gain increased understanding of the interconnectedness of all life.
By leveraging these opportunities, TPP and our grantees are able to break down barriers, reduce othering, and join in the power of our shared capacity for good – no matter where that takes place, what that looks like, or in what language the work is done.