How Small Seed Grants Make a Difference 2017-12-07T12:56:00+00:00

How Does $1000 Make a Difference?

Ask Our Grantees!

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

Thomas Gasser, The Uprising, Florence, Italy

The TPP grant made a difference in our work because we did not feel alone any more. Someone recognized the same need as we did. We felt heard and acknowledged. This gave us the confidence that there are more people out there that see the need for this work, and it gave [...]

Jeff Kirschner, Litterati, Oakland, CA, USA

It was more than just the money. This was a vote of confidence. A belief that Litterati was an idea that mattered. And in those early days, when things are murky, and the path forward is murky at best, knowing someone has your back can be the difference between quitting and continuing. [...]

Caren Lanier, Project Backpack, Lithonia, GA, USA

The Pollination Project Seed Grant made a difference to my team and me on a personal level, as the grant award was the very first time an outside organization recognized the sincerity of our hard work and dedication to helping others. Anyone who has started a non-profit knows how hard it is [...]

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

Through The Pollination Project we were able to advocate for 25 African asylum seekers in France, Spain and Belgium to be granted refugee status. We are also very proud to document the first study on the situation of African asylum seekers, immigrants and refugees in these areas with key recommendations to government [...]

Jessica London-Shields, She Crew, Chicago, IL, USA

I feel that The Pollination Project knows me and the organization I help run, rather intimately. While TPP now has hundreds (if not thousands) of grantees, I get a sense that {she crew}, my organization, is remembered, valued, and --very appreciatively-- has been a continued recipient of TPP's support. That is a [...]

Mona Yadav, Sahas, New Delhi, India

I feel fortunate that I had an opportunity to receive a grant from The Pollination Project. I wish to extend my heartfelt thank you and gratitude for the trust you have showed in my vision and dream. This is the first and only grant I received this year for my work so, [...]

Turning Point Resolutions, TPR Development Center, Seeta, Uganda

Thank you The Pollination Project for funding the girls and women project. Our first month was amazing after receiving the funds. Participants have begun tailoring, producing energy saving brickets, money purses and jewelry buskets using recycled paper. We are looking forward to producing simple bags and dresses out of African fabric in [...]

Caroline Chepkorir, CarBie Natural Beauty, Nakuru, Kenya

The pollination project has greatly motivated me in this pursuit of raising awareness of use of natural beauty products . First for believing in me and showing me i am doing a worthwhile project. Secondly by offering me this grant as a financial support,this enabled me to engage many more people in [...]

Crystal Martin, First 2 Finish, Chicago, IL, USA

This grant made such a huge impact on my motivations to do this work. First2Finish was a dream I had as a counselor, to offer superb postsecondary counseling and increase access to higher education for students who may not otherwise receive this support from their families or schools. Though my heart is [...]

Mona Yadav, Sahas, New Delhi, India

I started Sahas last year without any financial assistance, solely on the belief that this work is needed, and I never really thought that someone will fund my idea and dream. Being a young girl from India, getting the Pollination Project grant was huge for me, as it was the first time [...]

Victor Odhiambo Wasonga, Leadership Development And Entrepreneurship, Nairobi, Kenya

The initial seed grant has helped help our project train 50 youths from Kibera slum on leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Jane Anyango Say a beneficiary of the Initial seed grant says. " After graduating from high school, my parents could not continue paying my college or university fees, but through the leadership development and entrepreneurship program [...]

Christopher Dainton, Medical Service Trip, Toronto, Canada

The Pollination Project grant has provided financial support, but even more importantly, encouragement and motivation for us to continue our current work. The publicity and legitimacy afforded by the Pollination Project has been invaluable, and we have been excited to promote the support we have received on the home page on our [...]

Felix Iziomoh, Mowe Youth Leadership Empowerment Project, Ogun, Nigeria

Due to budget constraints, most of our leadership development trainings had always been in Lagos State Nigeria. With the support of the Pollination Project, we were able expand and successfully held a four week leadership development training for vulnerable youths in a community in Ibafo town, Ogun State for the first time [...]

William Bynum, Oroville Pollinators Project, Oroville, CA, USA

The TTP grant has been an honor for our small group of volunteers. It has validated our efforts to create a sanctuary for insect pollinators and human visitors in our community. The monies received have made it possible to extend our efforts through the purchase of blooming plants to add to depleted [...]