Uplifting selfless grassroots volunteerism

for a kinder, more compassionate world.






Seeding a community
of #changemakers

We use the money we raise to invest in grassroots projects by people who seek to create a more compassionate world. Every day of the year, our network selects a new project that will receive $1,000 in seed funding. As that project blossoms, leaders can access capacity-building support, encouragement, and connectivity with others. Through these efforts, we seed a vibrant community of global changemakers who seek to spread compassion in the world for the benefit of all.

At TPP, we believe in people, so we invest in people. 

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Heartivist Tshirt Campaign | The Pollination Project
Training of Thogoto Forest Tour Guides


of the week:

Andre Velasquez: Habitable

Location: Perù

Andre Velasquez is a Peruvian architect. In 2020, Andre and a group of professionals decided to fund Habitable, a transdisciplinary non-profit association meant to  accompany processes of social production of habitat through the use of participatory methodologies and popular education techniques. The latest Habitable project is in the José Carlos Mariátegui Human Settlement. Working along the community organization 10 de Julio, Habitable will build a collective space where they will install a common kitchen and they will be able to hold meetings, receive training workshops, art and reinforcement classes for children, store tools and materials and even use it for personal hygiene.

“Thanks to everyone at TPP from our organizations and from the community who are really excited because without you this project couldn’t be a reality. You will always have a place in our heart and in the community’s heart because you are a part of this dream.”

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The stories behind the grants

Spotlight On Grantee: Isabelle Tancioni

Spotlight On Grantee: Isabelle Tancioni

Isabelle is a vegan vet on a mission to educate the next generation of veterinarians on biases in veterinary medicine and the need for vets to protect, care, and advocate for all animals. Through her work, Isabelle aims to create a more compassionate and ethical...

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“We’re very grateful for the Pollination Project’s support. This organization was
the first (outside of our first supporters) to believe in our mission.

As a result of this grant, we have gained credibility in the refugee community and will be able to continue to grow and work towards achieving our mission.”

Linnie Pawlek, Financial Literacy For Refugees
Colorado, USA

Profiles in compassion: The Story of Lava Mae

Find out how a small donation of $1000 helped launch a successful national model for homeless services. The Pollination Project makes small startup grants every single day of the year- all over the world.

Every $1,000 we raise is another #changemaker we fund.