Pollinator Partnership works with diverse stakeholders representing various perspectives with the goal of creating positive change for pollinators. We work with farmers, gardeners, land managers, scientists, and industry to develop tools and programs that help keep pollinators safe from pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, and other threats.


Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.


In the future, we will have a sustainable and equitable world for people and pollinators, with food production, ecosystems, and economies thriving.


  1. Science Driven: programs and decisions have their foundation in the best available science.
  2. Inclusive: prioritizes diverse stakeholders and pollinators and considers a variety of perspectives.
  3. Collaborative: authentic and respectful partners, focused on amplifying collective actions and not duplicating efforts.
  4. Productive: resolving problems through a positive approach by identifying issue-drivers and proactively building incremental, practical progress to support sustainable change.
  5. Ethical: honest, principled, and transparent actions; employees and partners are respected and empowered.
  6. Global: operating in alignment across all political and international borders.

Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides. Learn more about how Pollinator Partnership is dedicated exclusively to the health of pollinating animals by downloading our Protecting Pollinators, People, and the Planet brochure!


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Our Team

Pollinator Partnership Staff


  • May Berenbaum, Ph.D.
  • Gloria Degrandi-Hoffman, Ph.D.
  • Mark Moffet, Ph.D.
  • Mary Purcell-Miramontes, Ph.D.
  • Peter Raven, Ph.D.
  • Larry Stritch, Ph.D.
  • Gordon Wardell, Ph.D.


  • Paul Growald, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
  • Robert L. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
  • Gladys Phillips Evans
  • Al Sikes
  • Kayla Walters


  • Laurie Davies Adams and Chick Adams
  • Manukora
  • Toyota Motors North America
  • Terry and Diana Witzel

Our History

  • 2007 - National Pollinator Week is recognized by the US Senate

  • 2007 - US Postal Service petitions P2 to create a commemorative stamp in honor of North American pollinators

  • 2008 - NAPPC partners provides input and Pollinator Partnership delivers appeals to ensure that the 2008 Farm Bill included pollinator programs in conservation and research titles

  • 2008 - NAPPC and Pollinator Partnership launch the Honey Bee Health Grant program and that since then has funded over $1 million in honey bee research projects

  • 2009 - Pollinator Partnership wins the EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program

  • 2010 - Pollinator Partnership unveils the Bee Smart School Garden Kit, helping educators across the continent introduce pollinators to their students

  • 2011 - Pollinator Partnership publishes a series of Ecoregional Guides that cover the lower 48 states. These guides are searchable by zip code and help the public find which plants are appropriate for the native pollinators in their region.

  • 2011 - Pollinator Partnership wins the Garden Club of America’s Cynthia Pratt Cynthia Pratt Loughlin Loughlin Award

  • 2013 - Pollinator Partnership acquires the Bee Friendly Farming program

  • 2018 - Pollinator Stewardship Certification training launches, enabling pollinator enthusiasts and land managers to become certified pollinator advocates

  • 2020 - Despite the constraints of the pandemic, the NAPPC Conference is administered virtually for the first time

  • 2021 - Pollinator Partnership partners with Toyota Motors North America to enhance 26,000 acres of pollinator habitat over 5 years