Kindness & Generosity Projects

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

Crystal Martin, First 2 Finish

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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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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 [...]

Imari Keith, Healing And Cleansing Garden

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At Leadership High School we have many students who come from low income communities and a majority of our students are people of color. At Leadership we learn about trauma and things that go on around the world. A few of our students have even conducted a study where they [...]

Sue Gonzalez, AkomaKids Literacy Classes for Youth in Elmina, Ghana

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When literacy specialist, Sue Gonzalez, first went to Elmina, Ghana in 2010, she met an amazing group of students who simply wanted to excel at school despite a scarcity of books and materials. She came back to her classroom in San Francisco thinking how inequitable it was that her students [...]

Tiphereth Harris-Banks, Consious Nativ

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Conscious Nativ is a nonprofit that supports underserved youth in the Bay Area between the ages of 15 and 24. Conscious Nativ provides a studio space where therapeutic art workshops are held. In these workshops, the youth instructors will work closely with the students, teaching them how properly use the [...]

Julia McCarthy, Everybody Dance Now! Claremont

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"Everybody Dance Now! Claremont" is dedicated to bringing quality hip-hop dance classes to children in deserving communities around Southern California. Students explore creative movement, choreography, and musicality, and learn dance vocabulary, history, culture, and context (including the intersections of art and social justice movements). Programming will take place at Pomona [...]

Amanda R Jordan-Starks, “Mission Week” Camp for Refugee Children

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The UrbanLife high school student leadership teams are planning a camp during spring break, where the participants will be elementary school aged refugees from countries all over Africa and Asia, who have relocated to our neighborhood (City Heights and Southeast San Diego). The youth will use the money for supplies [...]

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