Educating, training, and demonstrating ways to improve one's quality of life can make all the difference in building better communities and strengthening families. Every day The Pollination Project awards $1000 seed grants to grantees working to empower underserved and indigenous communities one person and one family at a time. This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.
Congratulations to our most recent grantees:
Paula Odom and Cheryl Kennedy, Operation Feed Vegan Cooking Class, San Juan Cosala, Mexico. Hosts vegetarian cooking classes for marginalized families.
Elizabeth LaPensee, Honor Water, Duluth, Minnesota. A game app that educates its users about the waterways and includes traditional Indigenous teachings that create awareness around water sources.
Taiga Christie, Faultline Ensemble, Portland, Oregon. A series of performances and disaster preparedness workshops aimed at enhancing the resilience of disadvantaged communities.
Joyce and James Skeet, Covenant Pathways, Vanderwagon, New Mexico. Assists Native American families in the desert Southwest by reintroducing sustainable farming.
Poornima Joshi, Food Relief for Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Chennai, India. Provides relief to small businesses recently impacted by extreme rain and flooding in South India.
Gillian Squirrell, Homeless with Pets, Santa Rosa, California. Offers animal care services for homeless people with animal companions.
Ignition Northwest, SeaCompression, Seattle, Washington. A local community arts volunteer-driven 501c3 that supports official Burning Man events, community art, and local art scholarships.
Do you have a project to change the world for the better? We accept grant applications for Pollination Project seed grants, every day of the year. We love learning about new change-makers and all they are doing to spread compassion, peace, environmental sustainability, generosity and justice all over the globe.