The Pollination Project: Micro Grants for Social Change(anyone worldwide can apply)

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The Resilience & Recovery Fund Emergency Grant

Many times throughout our organization’s history, we have seen leaders redirect or adapt their work to respond to an emergency in their respective community. Through natural disasters, civil unrest, and public health crises, we have seen many examples of ways in which bottom-up responses unfold more quickly, demonstrate greater flexibility, and illustrate intimate knowledge of the specific needs of complex and diverse communities. We created the Resilience & Recovery Fund (RRF) Emergency Grant to fund these community responses to crises.

Is the RRF Grant the right fit for your project?

The Resilience & Recovery Fund (RRF) Grant exists to support projects designed by volunteers in the immediate aftermath of emergencies such as natural disaster, civil unrest, pandemic, or other unforeseen events. The RRF Grant provides expeditious, one-time funding of up to $1,000 to projects responding to an emergency.

The criteria for what constitutes an emergency includes the following considerations:

  • Emergent – the project is reacting to a recent humanitarian or environmental crisis that poses immediate risk; 
  • Urgent – if the project is not funded quickly, the work will be significantly less impactful; 
  • Unforeseen – the situation the project is responding to is unexpected and a distinct deviation from the impacted community’s baseline wellbeing.

If this criteria does not fit your project, consider applying for our regular Daily Grant program instead.

RRF grants differ from our Daily Grant in the following ways:

  • Funding decisions are made by our internal staff team rather than our grant advisors to allow us to fund these time-sensitive requests as quickly as possible; 
  • There is not an expectation of long-term sustainability after the project has been completed; 
  • Recognizing the short-term nature of these projects, the reporting timeline is significantly shorter than what we request in our Daily Grant program; 
  • Unlike in the Daily Grant program, previous TPP grant recipients are eligible to apply for funding. 

RRF grants can be used for a wide variety of project costs. Our model hopes to encourage creative responses and strives to be non-prescriptive. However, there are a few types of expenses that we are unable to support; they include: 

  • Personal emergencies, such as individual medical or legal expenses; 
  • Any project that directly or indirectly uses animal products; 
  • Organizations that have paid staff or an annual budget of over $50,000;
  • Projects that distribute prescription medicines;
  • Projects that discriminate in any way.

Think the Resilience & Recovery Fund Grant is the right fit for your project? Apply for Emergency Funding Here!

Our Daily Grant Program

The Pollination Project seeks to unleash goodness and expand compassion all over the world. To that end, through our pioneering Daily Grant program, we make $1000 micro grants 365 days a year. These grants are designed to kick start an organization or individual’s work and give them the lift they need to thrive and grow. Our daily grantmaking began on January 1, 2013 and since then, we have funded a different project every single day. All qualified applicants in any funding area are considered within the guidelines of this program.

Seeking support for your grassroots project?
We’re glad that you’re here.

We are honored to learn about your project and vision. We hope this is the beginning of a meaningful relationship with you, one that starts with small funding but expands as you connect and engage with our global community of 5,000+ changemakers. We look forward to reading your application. Please read the information on the following pages carefully prior to applying.

What types of projects does the Daily Grant support?

At The Pollination Project, our goal is to contribute to the creation of a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world for all. We work towards that goal through our support of community-driven grassroots initiatives that empower individuals and inspire others.

This means that rather than narrowly defining the issues or types of work that we fund or the geographical regions in which we make grants, we instead choose to be led by our applicants. So long as a project fits our criteria, we can consider any charitable work anywhere in the world which moves us towards a better world.

Daily Grant (DG) Eligibility Criteria

We accept applications from individuals, groups and startup not-for-profit organizations based anywhere in the world. To be considered, all applications must meet the following criteria:

1. Your group/organization’s annual budget must be $50,000 or less.
2. The total budget for your project must be less than $10,000. You can request up to $1,000 in seed funding from TPP.
3. Individual, group and/or organization (including co-leaders and project team members) must not have received previous funding from TPP.
4. Your group/organization must not have paid staff. Please note this does not prohibit occasionally paying for services such as web design, accounting, organization registration fees or other professional services.
5. Your project must not support elections, political parties and political campaigns.
6. Your group/organization must not carry out any work promoting or advocating for animal agriculture, even if that work is not part of your proposal to TPP.
7. You must not evangelize or require beneficiaries of your project to  participate in faith-based practices.
8. You must not discriminate against any group or class of people based on factors such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, age or faith.
9. Your project must be strictly for charitable purposes and not designed to generate profit for you or any other person.
10. You/your organization must be able to receive a wire transfer.

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