OVERVIEW: The Pollination Project Foundation awards microgrants to individuals and projects that support its compassion-oriented philosophy.
IP TAKE: Pollination Project Foundation grants are modest. The application process can take 8 to 12 weeks. Grantseekers should prepare accordingly.
PROFILE: Established in 2013, the Pollination Project Foundation seeks to “unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world.” Founded and overseen by Ariel Nessel and Stephanie Klempner, the foundation achieves this broad goal by practicing “compassion consciousness.” For the foundation, compassion consciousness refers to thinking through and acknowledging the impact of all of our choices.
One of ten programs, Pollination’s animal rights and welfare program.In the past, the foundation supported David Walega of Creating Compassions Workshops for his work with marginalized people and animals. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations the Pollination Project supports, explore its list of animal rights and welfare projects.
The foundation offers small grants of $1,000 to organizations and individuals; however, its tax filings reveal that it is possible for organizations to receive grants of up to $5,000.
Pollination accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year.
- Ariel Nessel, Cofounder
- Stephanie Klempner, Cofounder
- Alissa Hauser, Executive Director