We are Changing the way Business Does Conservation
Our goal is to get more money to deserving conservationists while making the grant making process simpler and easier, with success stories that can be tracked using innovative and beautiful marketing tools for the Companies that support us.
We believe that doing the right thing can trickle down to support other important parts of our communities.
THE 5 STEP PONO PROJECT SUPPORT CYCLE
1. DONOR CULTIVATION
The Pono Project cultivates relationships with companies and donors to support our Non-Profit Donation account.
2. GRANT MANAGEMENT
Conservation Projects submit a 2-3 page grant application to apply for these funds.
A Review Board decides on the top candidates in several categories
Top Projects are placed online, and the Pono Project hosts a voting session to determine the awards for that grant round
All social media and videos are given to Pono Partner Companies to use in their marketing, and are also used for the Pono Project to promote the conservation work supported.
4. RESULTS TRACKING
Winning Projects are awarded the funds and the Pono Project works to document the impact of your dollars through video, photography and social media.
3. VOTING SESSIONS
Each company or individual who donates receives a vote for the Projects to be funded during that round.
WHAT SETS US APART
A beautiful and interactive reporting and tracking service for all of our contributors.
Donations to the Pono Project sponsor a wide variety of environmental conservation and sustainability - from the mountains to the sea - through one program - its One Stop Donating!
Our giving program can introduce donors to lesser known, but still very important organizations.
Our desire to work within social media, film and outreach to better connect the groups that we sponsor to the world.
Our promise to make the granting process simple, fun and rewarding for hard-working conservationists.
Due to the wide variety of projects we would like to fund, we also maintain the right to distribute discretionary funds to projects outside of the voting process as decided by our Pono Project board. This is most useful for projects with sensitive information that should not be shared online, for example as in the case of locations of endangered species or critical habitat.