January 1, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the day I began making a micro grant, every single day of the year, to social changemakers around the globe. Since then, a community of givers, myself included, have joined with the Pollination Project to make 1317 grants in 60 countries. In the past few weeks, we've made grants to small social change initiatives all over the world. From Ajman Thrower's Oakland-based social change marketing firm that employs and uplifts low income youth of color; to a rooftop garden in Green Bay Wisconsin that supports youth in foster care; these community leaders are finding ways to create resilience in their own backyards.
I am honored to be one of the people who funded these fledgling projects with a small seed grant. We are looking forward to see how they grow.
In the meantime, if you are someone with an idea for changing your community or the world, please consider applying for a seed grant from the Pollination Project.