Youth Leadership Hub Grants Map 2016-12-12T15:22:28+00:00

our grantees are awesome

From Atlanta to Nairobi, Bogota to Chennai, we fund startup projects in every corner of the globe. We are proud to offer Pollination Project seed grants to these individuals and grassroots groups who are making their communities and the world a better place for all.


As of
August 2017

Total Grants Made
Dollars Given
Countries Funded

Brandon L Crawford – Youth Power Hour

Youth Power Hour is an innovative, mobile program, created by Health & Life Coach Brandon Crawford, that specializes in improving the health and fitness of kids ages 7-13. He accomplishes his mission through fun, structured, after school/weekend fitness programs, and a kid friendly nutritional curriculum in collaboration with local schools [...]


Aleeia Abraham and Rodney Hill – Prototype Music Light House of Art Project


The Light House of Art Program is a short-term, free performing arts initiative of Prototype Music that is now expanding into local family shelters in Queens, New York. Prototype Music is a Jamaica, Queens-based youth-centric arts organization, committed to discovering, developing, showcasing, and mentoring youthful talent emerging from Queens’ often [...]


Kanita Brown and Kara Nelson – Be An Entrepreneur… NOW

Maximum Exposure Learning Services, Inc. consists of educators with first-hand experience in under-served communities. They have witnessed the lack of programs and resources to support enriching life experiences. Many school curriculum are focused on standardized tests, which prohibit the students from being able to plan, set goals, and think about [...]


Karyn Singley-Blair, ACHS Be The Change Club


"ACHS Be The Change" is about empowering youth at Aurora Central High School (ACHS) to be the change makers of their own lives in a school and community environment of Aurora, Colorado, that consists of a highly diverse, traumatized, and low social-economic population. After several incidents of gang violence and [...]


Tisha M Bernard – I Choose Peace


I Choose Peace Academy is a program whose educational mission is to empower young leaders with the courage, compassion, empathy and leadership skills to create peace within themselves and their peers. I Choose Peace was created because bullying has become a national epidemic and suicide is the third leading cause [...]


Liz Buechele – The Smile Project


The Smile Project is a Happiness campaign based out of New York City that was founded in 2011 by Liz Buechele with one simple mission: share joy. The Smile Project operates random acts of kindness clubs in educational institutions. These “SPARK” clubs (Strengthening Positivity and Reinforcing Kindness) give young people [...]

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