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The Pollination Project in the News

TPP Founder, Ari Nessel in the Daily Good

The Pollination Project: An Interview with Ari Nessel, January 2016 "Deven: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. My name is Deven and I'm your host for our global "Awakin Call". Welcome, and thank you for joining us today. Today, our special guest speaker is none other than Ari Nessel, and someone who really embodies to this theme of [...]

The Pollination Project in World Agroforestry Centre

Youth leading the way in agroforestry, August 2015 "Youth around the globe are taking leadership in protecting their environments and advocating for ecosystem protection." "An article in the Huffington Post profiles 20 youth leaders that have received seed grants from the The Pollination Project in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co and the Earth Island Institute's New Leaders [...]

The Pollination Project in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

What a Donor Learned After Giving $1 Million, $1,000 a Day, featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 10th 2015 "On January 1, 2013, the real-estate developer Ariel Nessel started giving out $1,000 a day, mainly to individuals with big ideas for projects that wouldn’t qualify for grants from larger foundations. Since then, his foundation, called the Pollination [...]

The Pollination Project in Levi & Strauss Co., UNZIPPED

The Pollination Project and LS&Co. Team Up on Environmental Grants, May 2015 “I’m always impressed with what young people can do before older people tell them that it is impossible,” said David Brower, the prominent environmentalist who spent the later years of his life mentoring youth. Driven by the desire to support youth who show innovation, vision and [...]

The Pollination Project in Times of San Diego

Grantmakers Strive to Strengthen Philanthropy in San Diego, featured in Times of San Diego, November 27th 2014. "On Nov. 14, nearly 160 representatives of foundations, corporate giving programs, and individual donors gathered in Balboa Park for the San Diego Grantmakers annual conference to learn from national experts and local leaders about how to improve the impact of philanthropy [...]

The Pollination Project in the Daily Good

The Pollination Project: Gifting A $1000 A Day A 13-year-old collects items for animal shelters. An 88-year-old offers up land to community agriculture. A young man trains prisoners in nonviolence. For Ari Nessel, each story is just another day along his journey in giving. After making a fortune in Dallas real estate, Ari wanted to give back. Yet [...]

A Better World on $1000 a Day, Mother Nature Network

April 4, 2014 “We’re not really looking for the next Martin Luther King Jr. or Gandhi,” says Nessel. “America doesn’t become great when we have a better president or better politicians. It’s when every citizen is taking things into their own hands — that’s when our world changes. The Pollination Project is our attempt to encourage everyone to take [...]

Do-gooder’s mission: Offer helping grands

From the Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2014 A year ago, high school student Michael Meng started the nonprofit Paint the World to spread the love of art to underprivileged children in the Dallas region. Challenged by a lack of funds, Meng turned to the Pollination Project, a nonprofit that gives away $1,000 a day to support grass-roots [...]

Seed Money Sprouts Change for Tiny NonProfits: CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning- March 23, 2014 The 40-year-old Nessel created a foundation he calls the Pollination Project. Instead of writing a big check to an established charity, he chooses someone just getting started to receive his daily thousand-dollar donation. "One of the challenges with the way philanthropy is currently being done is there's such a disconnect between the givers [...]

Drive the District, Pollination Project Seed Funds Good Causes

Check out this great article about our work in Drive the District. The Pollination Project, a nonprofit founded by a Dallas-based businessman, is enabling activists to be the change they want to see. “We really want to get behind people and be their cheerleaders,” said executive director Alissa Hauser. Here’s how it works: Pollination Project awards $1,000 micro-grants [...]

Pollinate Good, Janine Francolini, Huffington Post

On the morning after Thanksgiving, I woke up to one email that erased all of the “Black Friday” messages that were bombarding my inbox. The profound words of truth and light from Ari Nessel, the founder of The Pollination Project embodied the authentic essence of our nation’s day of Giving Thanks. Ari’s message was written to his team of compassion activists [...]

Maya Shea Penn featured on the TED Blog

This 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya Penn  Maya Penn is a tiny, vibrant force of nature. She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. And we should probably mention [...]

Elle Morgan in Centre Daily News, State College, PA

Elle Morgan, founder of the Elements of New Life Scripts, was just featured in her local paper in State College PA.  Elle also won a 2013 Impact Grant from the Pollination Project due to her outstanding use of her first seed grant. "Sometimes, a little bit goes a long way. For State College resident Elle Morgan, it only took a [...]

Stephanie Salisbury and Andie Kingsbury’s project on local news in South Bend, IN

Grantees, Stephanie Salisbury & Andie Kingsbury and their project, Green Olive Ministries, just received local news coverage in South Bend, Indiana. "A group of women in Elkhart is trying to help new moms save money.  Green Olive Ministries  plans to teach moms struggling to make ends meet to make their own cloth diapers. Organizers Andie Kingsbury and Stephanie Salisbury [...]

Vincent Atitwa’s Project Profiled in Africa Business Daily

Youths fight poverty with sweet potato venture Undeterred by unemployment and poverty, a Kakamega County youth group has ventured into the extraction of juice from yellow potatoes. The youths have been eking out a livelihood from unyielding soils, which can no longer support food production after being put under sugarcane farming for nearly three decades. Read More about Vincent [...]

Ari Nessel in Green Source DFW

Ari Nessel, Pollination Project founder and President, makes his living as a real estate redeveloper.  Check out this article in Green Source DFW about his eco-friendly and mindful approach to his "day job." As a devoted yoga practitioner, Ariel Nessel understands the importance of balance. As a green developer, the Dallas-real estate mogul has found a way to [...]

Maya Shea Penn Shares Stage with Ashton Kucher at Ted Youth

Grantee, Maya Penn, was recently featured at Ted Youth in New Orleans. Maya Penn is an entrepreneur who makes eco-friendly fashion, and who had the chops to build and maintain her retail website. Did we mention that she is also 13 years old? Here at TEDYouth, Penn shares why she decided to open a shop in the first place [...]

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