How Does $1000 Make a Difference? Ask Our Grantees!

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!