Grant Projects Tagged With Underserved Communities

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

Kagulo Scovia – United Rural Women Food Pantry- Tororo



Did you know that the issue of men and boys stealing foodstuffs from their wives and mothers is not an uncommon case in rural Uganda? It is in fact, one of the key causes of domestic violence in rural Uganda. If this weren’t bad enough, when food is taken away [...]

Jenny Gronemeyer, Julia Bell – Classical Connections



Founded in January 2015 by two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students, Classical Connections partners music students with local organizations to bring the joy of music to underserved community members. Classical Connections operates under the advisement of Dr. Alain Barker, Director of Music Entrepreneurship and Career Development at the [...]

Eric Omwanda Nehemiah, James Ndung’u – Beyond Skills

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Beyond Skills is a project that focuses on photography, life skills and sustainability for youth from the Mathare slums and Mathare Foundation. The rising cases of youth radicalization prompted this project, which seeks to offer alternative ways of engaging young people from Mathare slums and its environs. The project has [...]

Aleeia Abraham and Rodney Hill – Prototype Music Light House of Art Project



The Light House of Art Program is a short-term, free performing arts initiative of Prototype Music that is now expanding into local family shelters in Queens, New York. Prototype Music is a Jamaica, Queens-based youth-centric arts organization, committed to discovering, developing, showcasing, and mentoring youthful talent emerging from Queens’ often [...]

Steve Odhiambo – The Green Youth Project


What can a young, school drop out do to change his community? Can he survive the biting poverty and high unemployment rates and do something meaningful? Stephen uses football to engage the youth in farming fruits and vegetables to support themselves and their families. This Green Youth Initiative will be [...]

Shanelle Gordon, United Mentoring



Shanelle Gordon, a Brown University graduate, founded United Mentoring in Miami, Florida to help students of color and first-generation college applicants in the college admissions process. She started the program at her high school alma mater to fill a need in a community that she belongs to, as these populations [...]

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