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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Seeding Projects to Change the World

Dec 31, 2012 03:57PM

Dallas-based entrepreneur Ari Nessel is on a mission to bring some meaning to the world by using his wealth to create The Pollination Project. He plans to give away $1,000 a day for a year to individual change makers and activists that are working to make the world—or just their own community—a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.


With the help of seasoned nonprofit executives and top-tier organizational partners, such as Food Revolution Network, Institute for Humane Education, What’s Your Tree, Off The Mat Into the World, Bread for the Journey and Green for All, The Pollination Project will award grants of seed money to passionate individuals working for the benefit of people, planet, animals in areas that include environmental sustainability, social justice and community health and wellness.


The Pollination Project Foundation will accept applications from individuals that have ideas with the potential to grow, blossom and truly change the world. They're particularly looking for projects in early stages of development, where the money will go a long way in getting the idea off the ground.


Candidates might include yoga teacher that needs mats in order to hold classes at a local women's shelter, or an urban gardener that wants to grow veggies for the community. It could be a group of students that wants to spay/neuter and adopt out feral cats at their school.


The Pollination Project Foundation wants to hear from people in the community that want to be a part of the solution and are willing to work toward their goals and put their social conscience into motion.


The Pollination Project is accepting applications and will begin awarding grants soon. For more information, visit

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