Grant Projects Tagged With Community Building

Read about grantees who have received funding from a Pollination Project grant.

Aimee Martinez and Rachel Melvald of Artists in Mind – The Future Moves Slow :: a celebration and discussion around Cuban artists, the resilience of the Cuban people, and the creative expression born out of US-Cuban relations.


Aimee Martinez, PsyD and Rachel Melvald, MSW are two Los Angeles-based psychotherapists with a passion for art who aim to promote and create space for emerging artists from underdeveloped areas without traditional means of exposure. Their first project involves a pop-up art gallery focusing on the creativity of artists in [...]

West York Borough Community Garden, Mayor Shawn Mauck, Network York Project – West York Borough Community Garden


The West York Borough Community Garden in York, Pennsylvania was founded by Lisa Zortman Gross in 2017 as a way to provide garden space to the urban population, transforming a large former park in the Borough into a useful and productive area of the community. The project will provide secure [...]

Antonio Mendoza and Hernánn Zabala – EnerGea – Plastic Upcycling Club


Plastic Upcycling Club is an initiative created by the co-founders of EnerGea, Antonio Mendoza and Hernánn Zabala, aimed to foster plastic recycling in the local community and raise awareness about plastic waste, making it "less abstract" by having the people recycle themselves using low-cost, low-volume machines. This enables them to [...]

Take Back Our Streets Coalition: The East Oakland Collective, Global Communication Education & Arts, The Johnson Brothers – Take Back Our Streets Coalition and Campaign


The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland, California, by working towards racial and economic equity. With Oakland losing too many of Black and Brown youth, young adults and loved ones due to senseless acts of violence, EOC [...]

Northbrook Middle School Peace Poles – Northbrook Middle School Peace Poles


Art teachers Elizabeth Rodriguez and Veronica Rendon-Majmudar are bringing light, hope, and connections to their school and community. After noticing that there is a need to build more collaboration and communication among their students at their middle school, they decided to begin a project to help students understand each other’s [...]

Knowledgefire Open Repair Clinic – Neighborhood Learning Laboratory


If knowledge is power, then teaching is where power is born. The Knowledgefire Neighborhood Learning Laboratory is a hub of learning and learning resources that exist to foster significant connections between community members, build skills relevant to individual lives and provide tools for accomplishing goals; all of which improve the [...]

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