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Seedlings of Change

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Environment, International, International Exchange, Unknown

Mission: Seedlings of Change (SoC) 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 promoting opportunities to live and learn together. Seedlings of Change (SoC) 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.

Results: Seedlings of Change “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant program is made possible by your monetary contributions collected via our fundraising events. The projects currently supported are highlighted throughout the Seedlings of Change website. Current projects: * Wildhorse Therapeutic Riding Program for all abilities in Missoula County, Montana. * The “Cat Fight” project humanely addressing the feral cat issue taking place in California. * “Sustainable Smiles” Student Action Program (SAP) is currently working in Afghanistan to educate and empower SAP students to lead the way to a greener future. This program is integral in encouraging community members via SAP students in becoming actively dedicated in improving environmental quality and educating on the importance of safeguarding the environment through stewardship. * The first Seedlings of Change “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant was awarded in 2010 to Zootown Arts Community Center ZACC to create and maintain their Creative Gig Service (CGS) in Missoula, Montana. CGS is successful and focuses on all that is creative. * Seedlings of Change provided a “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant to The Girls Way in Missoula, Montana this is a safe place for all Missoula County girls ages 9-18 that promotes healthy emotional, physical, and social development by encouraging healthy choices in physical activity and nutrition, while offering unique learning opportunities. * Seedlings of Change support AniMeals of Missoula, Montana by advertising on a recycling container, which is located at the Brooks Street Walmart parking lot. Funds collected from the recycling benefits AniMeals. * We also have our ongoing sustainable projects in Uganda; from farming, to providing safe drinking water as well as teaching sewing and knitting skills.

Target demographics: Seedlings of Change reach out to individuals, groups, and nonprofits in our local to global community to create win-win cooperative relationships.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Seedlings of Change honors’ everyone from all walks of life. Motivating individuals through positive action, inspiring individuals to share their gifts and talents through our educational outreach events, programs, and projects. We believe in the ripple effect; when children realize their self-worth, they share their esteem with the world. Equally true, when adults realize their self-worth, they have respect and show kindness our global community.

Geographic areas served: Seedlings of Change is located in Montana, US. We currently have projects in the US, Uganda, and Afghanistan

Programs: One of the programs we offer is “Bread for the Soul” mini grant. Seedlings of Change efforts bring positive change in our global community. Our “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant program is made possible by your monetary contributions and when you donate to Seedlings of Change you support our work, which is contributing toward a world of positive shared experiences and stewardship for future generations; a world that works for everyone!

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2 Heatherann

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization and all the people involved in making this nonprofit successful. The Mini-grant program is amazing! What they have managed to do locally and globally to help create sustainability, raise awareness and make a positive step forward to making this world a better place deserves to be recognized and supported.

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Seedlings of Change 12/09/2015

Thank you Heather Ann for your Seedlings of Change review! We appreciate your positive feedback and support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am currently a board member of this organization and I feel like it is these types of organizations who really truly make a difference. We have a closer awareness in the community because we are closer to the pulse of what is needed within our communities. We have provided several mini-grants within the past year and a half, in various locations and helping various project, many of which involved children who are, as we know, the next leaders of our country. We continue to grow and our goal is to do all we can, as an organization, to bring peace, understanding and positive action and reinforcement to make our world a better place for all people to live in. We welcome all new members who have a similar interest and walcome you to join our nonprofit.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of this organization through Facebook and they are truly trying to make a difference. They have provided a mini-grant to The Creative Gig Project to help the local artists within the community find work. Which as we all know is a dying profession due to lack of funding and interests in our schools. I wish there were more organizations like this one! Because Artists are never going to save the world but they will make it worth saving!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended Seedlings of Change annual fundraiser and I had a wonderful experience meeting the Board Members and hearing about how they are helping provide mini-grants to other nonprofits in the community and globally. Especially the mini-grant's provided to SAP to help educate children and the community about protecting our environment.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seedlings of Change is a fantastic, grassroots nonprofit that works to bring awareness to important issues such as service, sustainability, and authentic living. The Girls Way, a nonprofit I work for, is opening next month with the help of a grant awarded by Seedlings of Change. Eveline Maria Smith, the director, has been a delight to network with, along with other members belonging to their online community.