How Small Seed Grants Make a Difference2019-12-03T11:46:45-08:00

How Does $1000 Make a Difference?

Ask Our Grantees!

Our grantees share testimonials on how their Pollination Project seed grant helped them build and expand their startup projects.

Ayama Godlove Yuh, Restoring Hope And Creating Sustainable Livelihood Opportunity, Cameroon

The TPP seed grant award for our prison outreach project gave me and my team of volunteers greater motivation for our work and the much needed encouragement for more commitment and dedication toward sharing love and improving the lives of prisoners in Cameroon.Through the help of the seed grant, we were able to multiply the impact of our work

Atukunda Eva, Legit Housekeeping And Maintenance Services, Uganda

I appreciate the amazing work you are doing. Your grant has helped make a difference in people's lives. It has helped hopeless women find hope for their future, it has taken children back to school, and it created employment in a country where finding a job is the most difficult thing. We thank you so much.

Austin Mustapher, Raise A Hand To Support The Education Of A Girl Child, Zomba, Malawi

The grant was a life changing to the community we served as it has restored hope to the children who almost lost hope for a bright future and this has been made possible with the TPP grant.

Paul Triller, Launchpad, Novi Sad, Serbia

You folks ROCK!!! The Pollination Project process should be the standard that all grant givers use. From the initial application submission through the entire process, all the way to this point...your communication skills are unsurpassed! Thank you

Ronald Kasule, APEDIKA Coffee Seedling Production For Livelihood Improvment, Uganda

Working with TPP has been an eye opening experience, not only to persons with disabilities...but also to the mainstream community, service providers, and policy makers...On behalf of the entire APEDIKA membership, I would like to extend our appreciation for the opportunity you gave us through a project grant so that we could prove that ‘Disability is not inability’. We feel much more empowered both socially and economically.

Daniel Lanfranco, FoCo Migrante, Santiago, Chile

Thank you very much for helping us (and every other project out there) stay alive, grow, expand, or begin. A world with more funding directed for projects that promote change, equity, and sustainability is needed. We need systems of networks that work for each other, and not systems that use and abuse vulnerable populations of our societies. So, again, thank you for this opportunity, which allowed us to keep working on what we believe in. It is a privilege

Linnie Pawlek, Financial Literacy For Refugees In Colorado, USA

We are very grateful for the Pollination Project's support. This organization was the first (outside of our first supporters) to believe in our mission. It provided us hope and encouraged us to overcome challenges. As a new non-profit it is often difficult to gain traction when you lack reputation and credibility in the community... As a result of this grant, we have gained credibility in the refugee community and will be able to continue to grow and work towards achieving our mission

Mbuih Zukane Retruyap, Blind Chat, Dschang, Cameroon

The Pollination Project is not biased nor discriminatory in their approach. Everyone, no matter their size, has a chance. Once selected, it takes very limited time to receive your money. The follow-up is more than impeccable, with reminders for report writing and assistance from the team when necessary. The Pollination Project has a vibrant website and social media outlets, which connects grantees with other like-minded projects...I think the Blind Chat project has been a total success thanks to The Pollination Project

Limbi Tata, Mangroves For Tomorrow, Cameroon

Permit me to express my gratitude to the entire TPP Team, not only for the funds, but most importantly for the moral support. I have said this before and I will say it again and again: TPP rocks. I have never felt this much support from any funder before. This has been a one of a kind experience for me, thank you

Tuấn ĐinhJanelle, Ba Trieu School Of Consciousness, San Jose, CA, USA

This was one of the first grants that supported our work to build a space for young Southeast Asian people in San Jose. It allowed us to build the foundations for a community that is inclusive in regards to racial, sexual, gender, and class identity.

Sabit David Mborikino, Nambazia Community Centre, Yambio, South Sudan

We at Nambazia Community Centre want to thank TPP for granting us this opportunity to start our first project as a grassroots organization. We applaud you for the wonderful and endless support you have given to all the communities in the world...TPP is the best foundation that considers applications from individuals and organizations all over the world, which is something you can’t easily find with other organizations that fund projects. They are one in a MILLION

Nina Magpili-Smith, The Cultural Tree Healing & Empowerment Workshop, VA, USA

The grant you provided us not only gave us a place to share our voices and be heard, but also sparked experiences that showed us how much we need to continue this endeavor. It also tapped into our collective resilience and strength and heightened our belief that we can achieve great things and face challenges together...This project would not have been possible without The Pollination Project’s support. The novel nature of this project made finding funding sources challenging, especially since we are also a new nonprofit organization. We are grateful that your organization recognizes and supports grassroots initiatives like ours to solve currently [...]

Juliana Castaneda Turner, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary, Colombia

We are always thankful for all the support. The sanctuary is succeeding due in large part because of the support of The Pollination Project and this means that the history for animals in my country is changing for the better. All the support The Pollination Project is giving is helping us to provide more education, new tools, and better ways to directly and indirectly, help more animals.

Chetan Padliya, Jal Pari Kyon Dhari Abhiyan, India

TPP is a unique organization that helps a lot of people who want to serve society with their ideas in their own ways...Our project is very has never been implemented before to my knowledge...TPP is an amazing funding partner. It was really a great experience to work with TPP, who helped us to kick start our campaign.

Dayamudra Dennehy, Lokuttara Communicative English Institute, Kerala, India

Our experience with TPP has been a wonderful opportunity to grow a small program in a sustainable way, responsive to the needs on the ground...We are also very inspired by the network of support through the TPP grantee group on social media. We have made great friends there across borders. Thank you, from all of us.

Christopher McGilvery, HUGS Book Share Program, TX, USA

I vividly remember receiving my first grant of $1,000 with TPP in December 2013. I finally realized someone believed in my work. It gave me the motivation, inspiration, and love to keep going...I don't think I would be able to be where I am today without the love of so many at TPP and the financial support. The grant allowed us to engage more community partners and sponsors, donors and volunteers for our cause. This past year, we received support from 5 granting organizations, which motivates us to continue to apply for grants and in-kind donations.

Mona Yadav, Sahas Foundation, New Delhi, India

The Pollination Project Impact Grant was the only financial support we received to accomplish the work we envisioned for this year. With folded hands and just gratitude in my heart, I wish to thank everyone at the Pollination Project for listening to our vision and providing this unconditional support, thereby keeping our dream for a world free from gender-based violence, alive. This means a lot to me and everyone at Sahas

Richardnewton Musomerwa, Fruit Tree Seedling Project, Uganda

I want to use this opportunity to thank you very much for your golden heart of giving. This seed funding, small as it looks, can do great things...Having a friend/someone to help you realize your dream is a motivation, a fuel to put you in a better position towards achieving your dream. And that is what the Pollination Project is doing, supporting us in our quest to provide innovative answers. A big thank you to the whole Pollination Project team.

Ravi Keerthi, Mission Vegan Andhra, Andhra Pradesh, India

I am honored and deeply touched to be one of the few recipients of The Pollination Project grant in India for 2018. Thanks for the generous and much needed support for my Project 'Mission Vegan Andhra.' My dream of making Andhra a compassionate and animal friendly state took off in a big way with the necessary boost from TPP at the right time. I convey my gratitude for believing in me as an influencer and change maker in the society and providing me with the necessary moral and monetary support... The grant gave me a lot of confidence and showed me that if [...]

George Reginald Freeman, Our Lives Matters!, Barcelona, Spain

On behalf of Pride Equality International, we acknowledge the support of The Pollination Project for their financial, technical, and moral assistance rendered in making this project a reality. It is by collaborating in projects such as this that will help to minimize xenophobia, racism, and all forms of discrimination against African asylum seekers, undocumented Immigrants, and refugees in Europe. As stated by an asylum seeker from Ghana 'The Pollination Project is the world's most compassionate human kindness organization that goes the extra mile to put lasting smiles on people's faces.' Thank you very much TPP for your kindness and compassionate act globally!

Mercedes Howard, Michiana VegFest, Indiana, USA

On behalf of the Michiana VegFest team, I want to thank you dearly for your assistance. The seed grant enabled us to reach the public and start achieving our goal with even higher success than we anticipated. As a result of your generosity, we were able to take the steps to create a healthy, sustainable project that is thriving and growing. It is inspiring to think of how much The Pollination Project enabled our team to do, and how ours is only one project among a vast number of recipients of the seed grant. Reading the stories and connecting with groups and individuals [...]

Irshad Soomro, Pollinating The Power Against Gender Based Violence, Pakistan

TPP is one of the world's most flexible organizations. They support those who are really dedicated to making a difference in their communities. If your work is rooted in the community, and if you are genuinely interested in moving ahead to new frontiers, the small seed grants offered by TPP are truly amazing. The entire team at TPP is very humble, inspiring, and encouraging....They help you expand your impact-oriented work within their networks through their social media pages, mini-blogs, websites, and other sources.

Dorcas Apoore, ASIGE Women’s Basket Project, Ghana

For us, TPP is a game changer. Future grantees should work diligently with TPP and the results will be memorable. We are on the international stage because TPP believed in our our vision. Apply to TPP and they will be there to train and support and promote your work... It is such a joy to be in the TPP family.

Sylvia Hoerenberg, A New Home For Insured Pigeons, Germany

You made it all so easy for us! The process, the support, the love, the grant you provided meant the world to us! We would encourage everyone to apply, to give it a shot in continuing to make this world a better place for a lot of sentient beings out there. Everyone can do their part. It might only be small steps, but summed up, it makes a huge difference! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Alyeriz Arauz, Reforestation In Corozo, Nicaragua

The Pollination Project grant gave me confidence and helped me believe in our work...I feel the formal grant helped our small community engage and support the reforestation activities, especially since there are organizations outside of Nicaragua supporting sustainability in our community. The Pollination Project was a gift in that it pushed me to be a leader in my community. I believe I can train others to continue promoting reforestation projects that have a positive impact on their community. I also learned an important lesson: I can help others be agents of change. The work funded by this grant allowed me to escalate my [...]

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