OVERVIEW: The Pollination Project supports projects that align with its compassion consciousness philosophy.
IP TAKE: Pollination Project grants are modest and the application process can take eight to 12 weeks. Grantseekers should prepare accordingly.
PROFILE: Established in 2013 by Ariel Nessel and Stephanie Klempner, the Pollination Project Foundation seeks to “unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world.” The foundation accomplishes this broad goal by practicing what it refers to as “compassion consciousness,” which it describes as thinking through and acknowledging the impact of all of our choices.
In the girls and women grantmaking space, the foundation seeks organizations fighting for social change and improving their communities. For instance, Stephane Victa received a grant for her program, One Stitch at a Time, which teaches sewing skills, garment construction and precut development.
The foundation offers small grants of $1,000 to organizations and individuals, though its latest tax filings disclose that it is possible for organizations to receive grants of up to $5,000.
The Pollination Project accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year.
- Ariel Nessel, Cofounder
- Stephanie Klempner, Cofounder
- Alissa Hauser, Executive Director