Profiles in Compassion
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 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.