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
Training of Thogoto Forest Tour Guides


of the week:

Olatunji Ayodele Rebecca: I Can Sign Project

Location: Nigeria

A project to bridge the communication gaps between the Deaf and Hearing community in the Surulere area of Lagos state.
Through the I Can Sign (ICS) project Rebecca intends to reduce the neglect and abuse of deaf children by training parents to communicate in sign language and to create a better quality of life for deaf human beings.
“As a changemaker, the road gets lonely. The Pollination Project gave me hope to aim for the stars and go global,” Rebecca said. “It was just the dream of one girl in Africa; I didn’t think it would happen. I’m so grateful that an international organization believed in what we are doing here in Nigeria.”

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The stories behind the grants

When Pigs Escape

When Pigs Escape

Animal welfare, rights, protections—which term is best, and how does one define it? The lines get convoluted, and the topic is controversial. Matilda, a postpartum pig, sparked much debate when she made international headlines last year as a commercial farm fugitive....

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Greenhouse: Spiritual Capital

Greenhouse: Spiritual Capital

The final session of Greenhouse, the community & capacity-building experiment we’ve been embarking on for the last six weeks, was led on Tuesday by Ariel Nessel, co-founder of The Pollination Project.  Through guided group meditation, breakout room discussions,...

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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.