Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Seedlings of Change

  • Lolo, MT
  • www.seedlingsofchange.org

Mission Statement

Seedlings of Change is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to co-create a sustainable future by advancing global consciousness, self-empowerment, and holistic living and sustainability education through a mini-grant program and multi-media including publications, “Seedinars”, and forums.

Main Programs

  1. "Bread for the Soul" mini-grant program
  2. "know How" virtual library
  3. SoC Events
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Seedlings of Change, Inc. a public benefit corporation based in Montana. Bringing community together from local to global http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/(http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/)

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Eveline Smith

Keywords

Self-reported

Sustainability Education, Advancing Global Consciousness, Self-Empowerment, Holistic Living

EIN

27-0773272

 Number

7956834424

Physical Address

239 Red Fox Road

Lolo, MT 59847

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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To enable global awareness, active participation and support a Seedlings of Change online community was put in place http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/(http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/)  , also a website www.seedlingsofchange.org(http://www.seedlingsofchange.org)  and there is a Seedlings of Change monthly E-Newsletter, "Like" SoC on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/SeedlingsofChange)  and follow SoC on Twitter(https://twitter.com/#!/LivingtheChange) Seedlings of
Change (SoC) is a movement organized to promote and further recognition of
global consciousness, and to educate the general public in holistic living,
including teachings of self-empowerment and sustainability, through
publications, seminars, study groups, public performances, and any and all
other appropriate means. We strive to empower and nourish individuals to be
active participants at the grassroots level transcending all religious, social,
ethnic, and political barriers in support of harmony, fairness, integrity and
compassion with our environment and each other.In
2010 SoC developed the “Bread for the Soul” mini-grants program intended to
support ordinary people, community groups' and small organizations efforts to
take action for the public good, to bring community together creating changes
that will provide scale and sustainability. These intentionally small grants
are designed to stimulate grassroots involvement in community promotion.

The mini – grant program main criteria is
grant recipients projects must address SoC’s mission education objectives;
global consciousness, holistic living, self-empowerment and sustainability.  In 2010 and 2011 we have awarded 4 mini – grants of
which 2 projects were local (Missoula) and 3 abroad (Thailand and Uganda) Kelly
Franklin of Sustainable Smiles is a SoC “Bread for the Soul” mini – grant
recipient and was one of our featured Pull Together Now guest speakers at the October 12, 2011 forum. Kelly shared about the two projects in Thailand Student Action
Program S.A.MT project
Creative Gig Service CGS
Sustainable Smiles-Alberton, MT projects Students Action Program S.A.P in
Thailand
The Hope for Children development Group’s Farming Initiative Project-Kayunga,
Uganda
The Girls Way-Missoula, MT promotes
healthy development through exercise, and education

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

"Bread for the Soul" mini-grant program

In 2010 SoC developed the “Bread for the Soul” mini-grants program intended to support ordinary people, community groups' and small organizations efforts to take action for the public good, to bring community together creating changes that will provide scale and sustainability. These intentionally small grants are designed to stimulate grassroots involvement in community promotion.
The mini – grant program main criteria is grant recipients projects must address SoC’s mission education objectives; global consciousness, holistic living, self-empowerment and sustainability.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$9,000.00

Program 2

"know How" virtual library

“Know How” virtual library goal is to build an online database of freely distributed How-To articles, guides, publications and other resources to empower constituents to create their own Recipe for Resilience; for parents and grandparents to pass on to future generations; for educators to teach in the classroom; for the everyday mother, brother, student who seeks empowerment and guidance for co-creating a sustainable future in America and abroad.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 3

SoC Events

SoC Events “Promoting Opportunities to Live and Learn Together” the vision is to inspire, educate, and empower people to live their best lives and embrace who they are to provide a step forward to empower community and civic minded individuals to up level their lives and thus, the world.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Seedlings of Change, Inc. a public benefit corporation based in Montana. Bringing community together from local to global http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/(http://seedlingsofchange.ning.com/)

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

We must move forward with our strategic plan for 2012. with these crucial ongoing programs and projects in development.  Funds to enable SoC to grow and move forward with our programs and projects. Funds that we may address our objectives, provide events and cover promotional costs. Every dollar helps!

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Seedlings of Change

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Principal Officer

Eveline Smith

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Vision Statement: Seedlings of Change vision is a sustainable, healthy, vibrant future where individuals live everyday life with conscious thought and action; where individuals at the grassroots level transcend all religious, social, ethnic, and political barriers in support of harmony, fairness, integrity and compassion with our environment and each other. Where individuals adopt recipe(s) for resilience and pass them on to their families; where we, the collective, can make a healing difference co-creating positive change in the world.Values Statement:Seedlings of Change acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. With a commitment to individual and organizational efforts to build respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eveline M Smith

Executive Director

Term: Aug 2009 -

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