Uplifting selfless grassroots volunteerism for a kinder, more compassionate world.

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granted everyday


countries across the globe

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. 

Material Innovation Initiative


of the week:

Location: Los Angeles

In the United States, the ratio of high-quality, age-appropriate books in low-income communities is one for every 300 children, facilitating a learning gap between privileged and underprivileged students. Antonette Franceschi-Chavez and Marysol Perez, both educators in the greater Los Angeles area, one of the most economically and culturally diverse areas in the country, have spent the past two years placing age-appropriate books in the hands of children in an attempt to keep the learning gap from growing.

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The stories behind the grants

Heart Like a Mirror

Heart Like a Mirror

"The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form."  -Shinto proverb Most of the world’s great faith traditions teach the centrality of loving your neighbor as yourself. Iterations of the “Golden Rule” have been spoken in temples, mosques,...

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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.