Grant Projects Tagged With Underserved Communities

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

Abiodun Adereni – HelpMum


Every day, hundreds of mothers and babies in Africa die during childbirth. According to UNICEF “Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world.” A [...]

Kepha Abongo- Boya Women Support Group – Loom Machine for Stitching Orphans glitches in Muhuru Bay


In Muhuru-Bay, orphans have special physical and psychological needs which are not adequately met by a community already weakened by AIDS and burdened with oppression, poverty and disease. These orphans are left without food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education and parental support. Vulnerable and financially desperate orphaned children are more likely [...]

Jenifa Ogutu Oduory – Pawpaw commercialization for profit and improved livelihood


Jenifa Ogutu Oduory is the founder of the project, Pawpaw Commercialization for Profit and Improved Livelihood, located in Kenya. It is a project aimed at improving the socio-economic conditions of the communities living around the region in hopes of taming the prevailing poverty and unemployment. The project is managed by [...]

Gloria Calhoun, M.Ed. – Harvesting Scholars College & Career Mentorship Program


Gloria Calhoun is the founder of Harvesting Scholars College & Career Mentorship program. From personal experience, Gloria knew how stressful and frustrating the college selection, application and admission process could be. When her son and niece were freshmen in high school, she experienced as a parent how frustrating and difficult [...]

Le Cheile Africa, Mary and Derry – Disability Project Empower


Mary Kigo and Derry Desmond are the founders of Disability Project Empower, located in Kenya. They are also the founders of Le Cheile Africa, which aims to assist people with disabilities (PWD) in the creation and execution of their own unique products by providing entrepreneurship skills that offer them economic [...]

Genaro Aguilar – LEGACY Youth Project, Transforming Napa Valley through Artistic Self-Expression


The LEGACY Youth Project (LYP) is a “transformative educational and community experience for at-promise youth of the Napa Valley” who’ve been traditionally marginalized and underserved. Through an academic class for 5th-12th grade students, LYP develops the hearts and minds of these scholar warriors while preparing their humanity for a life [...]

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