Kindness & Generosity Projects

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

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 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 equipment, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Alaric Pelka, Plant Love

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Alaric Pelka started Plant Love to create a positive impact on her community of Oceanside, California. The purpose of Plant Love is to provide planter boxes full of nutrient dense, organic fruits and veggies for the impoverished to enjoy. The planter boxes will be outside of local partner businesses that offer to [...]

Abigail Cruz, Bompost

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Bompost is a youth led project in Santa Ana, California where youth collect organic waste and turn it into compost. The compost is processed at a micro farm where it is used by the community to make organic food for low income residents some of which are our families. In [...]