The Pollination Project Partnership

Peace Practice Project Grant Criteria

Who is eligible to apply for a Peace Practice grant from The Pollination Project (TPP)?

The Pollination Project accepts Peace Practice grant applications from individuals who completed the virtual 6-month peace leadership curriculum of the Peace Practice Alliance program through the Euphrates Institute. These grants provide seed funding for projects that further peace leadership in action in one’s community.

Peace leadership in action holds awareness and integrates practices of personal, interpersonal, community, and global peace. Individuals who practice peace leadership acknowledge the intersections and importance of the model from personal to global peace, and utilize tools and resources to lead initiatives through a peace lens. Peace Practice grants support projects that work to end violence in all forms and promote positive peace.

Individuals may work on projects as individuals, with informally organized groups and organizations, and through formally registered or incorporated not-for-profit organizations and can be based anywhere in the world.

In order to apply for a Peace Practice seed grant from TPP:

  • You and your group/organization must not discriminate or promote violence against any group or class of people based on factors such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ability, age, or faith.

● The work you or your organization/group carry out must not seek to influence the outcome of any specific election for candidates to public office, induce or encourage violations of law or public policy or cause any improper private benefit to occur.

● You or your group/organization must not carry out any work promoting or advocating for animal agriculture, even if that work is not part of your proposal to TPP.

● You or your group/organization must not carry out work which involves efforts to proselytize, evangelize, or require those served to participate in faith based practices in order to receive services.

● The work for which you or your group/organization are seeking funding from TPP must be strictly for charitable purposes and not designed to generate profit for you or any other person. Note: If you sometimes contract for web design, accounting, or other professional services, that is allowed. If you do generate profit, it must be reinvested in a non-profit effort.

● You or your group/organization must be able to receive a wire transfer or Paypal payment in US dollars.

● You or your group/organization must have actively begun to formulate your project through the Peace Practice Alliance program.

What types and costs of projects are prohibited by TPP and Euphrates?

● TPP cannot fund payments to a grantee or a member of the grantee’s family for their time or services.

● TPP cannot fund the purchase of animal products, including but not limited to meat, honey, milk, and leather.

● TPP does not fund any activity which promotes the consumption of animal products, projects focused on health and nutrition which include recommendations other than reduction in meat consumption or the adoption of a plant based diet, or for any event at which animal products will be served.

● TPP cannot fund any beekeeping project which produces honey for sale or human consumption.

● TPP cannot fund any gardening or farming activities which make use of synthetic/chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and other similar products which are harmful to the environment and to those who use them.

● TPP does not fund research projects that do not have a tangible plan for how that research will create real world change. In particular, we do not fund academic coursework.

● TPP cannot make a donation on your behalf to a project that you are not affiliated with.