Profiles in Compassion

Our Profiles in Compassion series tells the story of our global community of changemakers and the ways in which we have been able to seed their visions. We hope that these stories of courage, compassion, activism & hope brighten your day!

Black Girls Dive Foundation

Black Girls Dive Foundation is an ocean science informal science learning program that integrates STEM with SCUBA and scientific diving. This program was designed to support girls who are underrepresented minorities in developing a STEM identity. BGDF’s mission addresses three critical issues: (1) the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap that undermines our ideals of freedom, equality and opportunity; (2) limited or restricted sense of youth agency and voice; and (3) cultivating the next generation of social conscious divers, scientists, conservationists and planetary stewards.

Sweet Peeps Microsanctuary

Sweet Peeps Microsanctuary is a refuge for chickens rescued from animal agriculture. Through sharing stories about their residents, and providing information about animal agriculture (and specifically chicken farming,) they seek to help change perceptions about these remarkable, sentient beings by encouraging society to stop seeing them as food and instead see them as the unique individuals they are. Sweet Peeps’ ultimate goal is to help end animal agriculture, with a special focus on chicken farming.

Black Men of Happiness

Peter J. Harris engages in creative, intellectual and artistic exploration prompted by one elemental question: What is a happy Black man? The Black Man of Happiness project explores African American life and history from a refreshing, life-affirming new angle: through the lens of happiness. Working with Research Librarian Helen Cate and designer Julie Ray, Peter uplifts historical images of Black men emanating a sense of joy.

The Right Green

The Right Green addresses the importance of native biodiversity and aims to empower school children to learn about native plants and develop their own biodiversity gardens. Founded by our grantee Aadya Joshi, The Right Green includes a training workshop, games for children that educate, engage and motivate action. It is based in Mumbai, India.

Sahas Foundation

Sahas Foundation is a youth run organization that is working towards creating a gender inclusive society by educating adolescents and young people on the issues of Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive health.

David Mulo – Green Kenya

A part of The Pollination Project’s “Profiles in Compassion” series, this video chronicles the work of David Mulo and his organization, Green-Kenya.

Physical Therapy For All

Find out how a small donation of $1000 helped launch a program which believes in physical therapy for all. The Pollination Project makes small startup grants every single day of the year – all over the world.

The Story of Lava Mae

Find out how a small donation of $1000 helped launch a successful national model for homeless services. The Pollination Project makes small startup grants every single day of the year- all over the world.

Harlem Wellness Center

Find out how a small donation of $1000 from the Pollination Project helped launch a mind body health and wellness program in Harlem, NYC.