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SEEDLINGS OF CHANGE

  • Lolo, MT
  • http://www.seedlingsofchange.org

Mission Statement

Seedlings of Change Mission Statement:
Self Live mindfully, making conscious & life-affirming choices on a daily basis
Education Support programs and projects that empower individuals & communities
Ecology Promote sustainable & natural alternatives that benefit our planet
Diversity Explore creative ways to co-exist in harmony & to celebrate the interconnectedness of all things

Main Programs

  1. Seedlings of Change mini-grant program
  2. Seedlings of Change Gatherings
  3. SoC Elementary Education Program in Uganda
  4. Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Seedlings of Change, Inc. a public benefit corporation based in Montana. Bringing community together from local to global. Currently we have projects funded by Seedlings of Change in Montana, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Uganda and Afghanistan.

Seedlings of Change Mini-Grants are modest awards (averaging $500) meant for use as seed funding, not to fund entire projects. Funding is allocated to projects that have the potential to advance global consciousness, self-empowerment, holistic living, education and sustainability. Mini-Grants are awarded to individuals and organizations whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, providing them with a opportunity to design and implement a program that helps meet its goals.

To date, we've funded a dozen exciting and diverse projects—many of which continue to thrive—from a Safe Water Project that distributed Lifestraw® water filters in Africa to a student-led initiative in Afghanistan to new camera equipment for a documentary about Trap-Neuter-Release programs for homeless cats in Los Angeles.

In the words of an old English proverb, “From little acorns, mighty oaks grow." Our goal is to educate, support and empower ordinary citizens, community groups and small organizations striving to promote positive and enduring changes that benefit our world and each other.

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer

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)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Seedlings of Change is a 501 (c) (3) grassroots nonprofit organized to promote and further recognition of global consciousness; educate the general public in holistic living, including teachings of self-empowerment and sustainability, through publications, exhibits, and any and all other appropriate means. To motivate 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.
Core Values
The principals which guide and inspire this organization.
Authenticity * Integrity * Diversity * Hope * Courage * Stamina * Teamwork

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

Seedlings of Change mini-grant program

In 2010 SoC developed the 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. Our mini grant recipients are local, across the US and Uganda

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

2500.00

Program 2

Seedlings of Change Gatherings

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

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

2500.00

Program 3

SoC Elementary Education Program in Uganda

We have information to share about the children participating in the Elementary Education Program, overseen by Suzan Nabujja. This program is taking place in Uganda and currently we are sponsoring school fees and supplies for five children; Benjamin, Yusuf, Emily, Thomas and Solomon.
Visit SoC blog and learn about each child

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

2500.00

Program 4

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

Kari Ann Owen Therapeutic
Wildhorse Riding Program
Once 98% disabled, Kari Ann Owen has been teaching riding for 10 years at Wildhorse! to disabled and abled students. Keri's great work earned her a Seedlings of Change mini-grant, and represents the spirit and nature of positive change we support.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

2500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Seedlings of Change, Inc. a public benefit corporation based in Montana. Bringing community together from local to global. Currently we have projects funded by Seedlings of Change in Montana, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Uganda and Afghanistan.

Seedlings of Change Mini-Grants are modest awards (averaging $500) meant for use as seed funding, not to fund entire projects. Funding is allocated to projects that have the potential to advance global consciousness, self-empowerment, holistic living, education and sustainability. Mini-Grants are awarded to individuals and organizations whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, providing them with a opportunity to design and implement a program that helps meet its goals.

To date, we've funded a dozen exciting and diverse projects—many of which continue to thrive—from a Safe Water Project that distributed Lifestraw® water filters in Africa to a student-led initiative in Afghanistan to new camera equipment for a documentary about Trap-Neuter-Release programs for homeless cats in Los Angeles.

In the words of an old English proverb, “From little acorns, mighty oaks grow." Our goal is to educate, support and empower ordinary citizens, community groups and small organizations striving to promote positive and enduring changes that benefit our world and each other.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

We must move forward with our strategic plan for 2017. With these crucial ongoing programs and new projects in development.  We need funds to enable Seedlings of Change to grow and move forward with our programs and projects; and so that we may address our objectives 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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