Our grantees share how their Pollination Project seed grant helped them build and expand their startup projects.
Precious Stroud, Black Female Project, Berkeley, California
When it gets hard, I am reminded that TPP believed in us and I have to keep going. When I consider the financial burden and labor of love that the BlackFemaleProject has become, I am reassured by the demonstration of support from organizations like TPP. I know that you would not have invested if you did not believe in me and the project. If it had not been for securing a seed grant without being a 501(c)(3) and the vote of confidence that it created, I may not have continued to work on the BlackFemaleProject. When I think about scaling back because of financial limitations someone reaches out from our TPP funded social investment and says something like, “Hey, I heard about you on Facebook and I’d like to support!