Grants Funded in 2013
We provide micro grants for social change projects worldwide. These are the projects we funded in 2013.
Two-thirds of students at the University of California, Riverside lackfood security and the whole city experiences some degree of food poverty. After observing this need to increase accessibility of healthy foods, Brayan Cruz has started the Native Seed Bank project to preserve and conserve seeds in the region to promote the
Jamila Banks founded the Youth Earth Club in Los Angeles, CA. To date, she's offered 20 weeks of dynamic, creative and hands-on environmental training to 60 "at risk" elementary school students- and has done it all for free! She will launch her next 20 week program in the spring, 2014.
Vincent Atitwa's project is to end chronic malnutrition in Western Kenya. In the past year, Atitwa has trained 25 families, providing them with potatoes vines, amaranth grain seeds, cassava cuttings and sorghum and teaching them how to grow and propagate the crops. Some of these families are now paying it
Banga Sadrack is an environmental and animal rights activist in Cameroon who has taken on the mass killing of elephants in the Bouba Njida Park in Cameroon. His story of how he spent Pollination Project funds is really a testament to what one person with a lot of passion and
Geoporter received their first Pollination Project grant in March, 2013. Here is their inspiring year end impact report: "Humpback whales from northern and southern migrations in the Pacific Ocean travel every winter to the breeding grounds near the equator. These humpback whales now have a breeding environment off the coast
Raghu Makwan and the volunteers of the Tyaag Nu Tiffin project spent the last year bringing joy, food, companionship and love to a group of elders in the slums of Ahmedabad, India. His team wrote this wonderful story about Raghu and their collective practice to support the people of their
The Hummingbird Project was inspired by the belief that a coalition of individuals, each working for positive change, can have a great impact on the world. Founded by Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, they focus on cultivating a living soil, growing healthy food and capturing renewable energy. In 2013, they