Kindness & Generosity Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Kindness & Generosity project from a Pollination Project grant.

Malele Ngalu, Young Farm

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2017-04-06T11:39:31+00:00

Malele Ngalu and George Omedo co-founded Young Farm to resource students - especially girls - from rural and semi-urban communities in Africa to sustainably farm grain, fruit, and vegetables for nutritious consumption and sale into local and export markets - pioneering the use of aquaponics technologies in schools. The farm [...]

Colette Chen, Project Lighthouse

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2017-04-03T11:30:42+00:00

Project Lighthouse aims to take a step in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Los Angeles by providing underprivileged children with the basic resources, knowledge, and skills they need in order to make a change in their lives and in others' as well. Through this high school club, members work [...]

Elizabeth Berkhoudt, After School Kids Equipment

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2017-04-03T06:07:55+00:00

As an outreach into the community, Elizabeth Berkhoudt started the After School Kids (ASK) program. The program grew out of a community need for a safe place for children to congregate, play, get homework help, and play games while supervised by caring adults. Many of the children were going home [...]

Rebecca Singleton, The Promised Group: Project RESET

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2017-03-30T07:56:33+00:00

Rebecca and Troy Singleton are the founders of project RESET (Rebuild. Educate. Stabilize. Employ. Transform.), a program designed to provide minority citizens returning from prison with an opportunity to reset their lives through transitional housing, job training, financial literacy, and intensive case management. The founders believe that if given the [...]

Molly Beth Rice, Good Soil for the Peoria North End Urban Garden

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2017-04-06T11:39:56+00:00

The Peoria North End Urban Garden is an idea started by Molly and Michael Rice in the North End neighborhood located at 1116 - 1120 NE Glendale Ave. in Peoria, Illinois. This neighborhood is impoverished and has had at least half the existing homes and businesses torn down in the [...]

Crystal Martin, First 2 Finish

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2017-03-23T10:09:34+00:00

Long time counselor and educator, Crystal Martin is the founder of First 2 Finish, an early college readiness program which makes investments in the academic, experiential, and social development of first generation students on the pathway to college. First 2 Finish endeavors to strengthen the social and economic fabric of [...]

Caren Lanier, Project Backpack

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2017-03-23T11:34:01+00:00

Founder and CEO, Bertha Hammett is a firm believer that each individual must be offered a basic opportunity to realize a life of self-sufficiency, and that this should include a second chance. Bertha realized early in her career that she was charged with coaching others to help themselves, and has [...]