I know for sure that It's quite unfair to The Pollination Project that it can not easily move top of the review because most of the beneficiaries come from areas that do not have access to Computers and Internet and even some of the few who have access to computers may not afford internet because it's very expensive, therefore, they can not participate in such reviews but otherwise, you would receive thousands of 5 star reviews for The Pollination Project. Being a client and The Pollination Project hub leader, it has only been one year that I have achieved milestones from The Pollination Project. Through The Pollination Project, I have been able to impact positively the lives through seed and impact grants that I have been giving to over 1,000 people in the different communities in Uganda as the hub leader. These grants do not discriminate people from their different status, that is ; Youths, Disabled persons, Widows, older persons, e.t.c. as long as the ideas are ready to transform and protect the lives of the people, animals, plants, environment, etc. I have personally gained leadership experience through my community involvement with the hub grant making program under The Pollination Project. Additionally, I have gained community respect through the grant making program because the communities look at it as a huge life changing opportunity to put their ideas into actions. Because of The Pollination Project, I have been able to find and know great connections including know you as Great Non Profits., I have also been able to polish my tech savviness including knowing how to write such reviews. For the first time I'm going to travel outside my country for an important retreat to share our experiences as hub leaders, an opportunity I have never thought I would have. I have been expressing my skills in life to very many organizations but because they mostly look at people who are on the spot light, I wondered how I would ever get into the spot light in order to be seen but thanks to The Pollination Project who looks at ideas regardless of whether they know you or not. So, all in all, I'm not just writing this because we have to write but I'm writing to let the world know how The Pollination Project is changing the lives of strangers like me into the nation's next generation of leaders. I have been discovered as a great leader in my community through the great projects and volunteer training that we offer to the communities. The Pollination Project has taught us how to be compassionate to all forms of life and it's through this compassion that the community sees us as great leaders who care for them.
With the great network that The Pollination Project has, they are able to fund individuals and groups as far as the poorest grass root communities in Africa with great ideas that can bring about great changes in their communities.
TPP's application process is easy to understand and user friendly. Their staff kept me updated during the whole review process. Everyone seems super helpful and friendly.
TPP has changed my ability to reach out the community i am working with and gave me a change to serve as Advisor to monitor other projects on site and evaluate them and ensure the grantee manage funding their smartly.
I can say That The Pollination Project Foundation is the leading grant making foundation in the USA as they fund atleast one project a day from all coutries in the World with no discrimination with a transparency in their grand review process.
The Pollination Project Seed Grant actually launched our Financial Self- Sufficient School Project into the lamp-light. It gave me confidence that our concept is worthwhile and today we are causing dramatic change in our community and the globe in the domain of impacting young people with adequate knowledge and skills in business. I think that the $1000 grant is far less than the great benefit of belonging to such a lovely family "The Pollination project family".
TPP is one of those organizations that has changed funding for small organization and for individual change makers. It gives life support to both organizations and individuals and contributes to supporting the organization through grant implementation and thereafter. TPP is a great organization and it is seeding change across the world.
The pollination project grant to me was not just a grant but it come with a lot of opportunities and it opened many doors for me and not for me alone but the entire community at large, more people were funded as result of my reference .They gave me a chance to implement my project for one full year ,Gave me additional grant (impact grant) that helped me deepen my work with more impact to my people .I was also given a chance to serve them as grant advisor and help them evaluate application ,nobody trusted me before this grant like now .The pollination project is a big family here in Kenya and am part of them.
The Pollination Project believed in our non-profit and its mission (bringing quality arts programming to underserved communities) and gave us critical seed money toward our work. Their application and grant process is thorough and truly ensures that funding goes to worthy causes. The Pollination Project is an organization that truly cares, and that does a tremendous amount of good!!!
My name is Anna Farquhar and I live in Ontario. TPP funded our project, Go Baby Go ( Canadian version ) that brings mobility to young children. Their help has inspired about 30 of my grade 8 students to make a difference in another child's life. Many of these students have payed it forward by getting involved in Social change associations in the High Schools they now frequent.
This year we will be getting funding from our school council so that we can continue our work and help more children. Thank-you in believing in us and our project.
The Pollination Project was most gracious in giving us a grant which not only enabled us to get much needed reading corners,filled with books and teaching aids, out to 20 desperately poor Early Learning Centres in Africa ,but also allowed us to create a few jobs at local Social Enterprise ,Hands of Honour ,who produce the Angel Book Nooks /Angel Classroom on Wheels .We are hoping to reach another 150 Early learning Centres before the end of the year.With partners like TPP ,this is very possible
Innovative, listening, compassionate, thoughtful, provocative, kind, helpful, available, ethical. These are just a few words difficult to assign to nonprofits that I find very easy to assign to TPP. As a grantee, partner, advisor, friend, etc., I am privileged to have known these fine people and their organization.