It's never too cold or early to start thinking about your garden or to show your support for your community or school garden programs. Seeds of Change®, the leading producer of sustainably grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is inviting you to participate in the 2016 Seeds of Change® Grant Program. Our mission is to help develop and support school and community-based gardening programs and teach individuals about where their food comes from and how it is grown. Through the Grant Program, school and community garden organizations nationwide will have a chance to apply for four (4) $20,000 grants or twenty (20) $10,000 grants to either start their own school or community garden or help maintain an existing one. In addition, garden leads submitting and receiving grants at the $20,000 level will receive an additional award worth more than $5,000. Submitting an application online only takes a few minutes – just tell us how your school or community garden is helping to grow a healthier, more sustainable community!
Visit the Seeds of Change® website at www.seedsofchangegrant.com to complete a short application and review the Program Guidelines. Applications will be accepted until March 28, 2016 and we will be announcing the grant winners around May 3, 2016. To show our appreciation for you spreading the word about the Grant Program, we are offering a special online coupon code to share with your network. From now until June 1, 2016, visit www.seedsofchange.com and receive 20 percent off your entire order with the promo code GRANT2016. Not valid with any other offers and one use per customer. Limited while supplies last.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Your Friends at Seeds of Change®
More about Seeds of Change® Grant Program
To support the mission of our 1% Fund, Seeds of Change® is hosting the 5th annual Seeds of Change® Grant Program, which encourages communities nationwide to apply for funding to support community or school garden and farming programs. The application asks how the program helps build a healthier, more sustainable community and how it teaches people where their food comes from.
· The submission period for the grant program is from March 2-28, 2016.
· We are giving away a total of nearly $300,000 in grant money, comprised of two $20,000 grants and ten $10,000 grants to fund school programs; and two $20,000 grants and ten $10,000 grants to fund community programs.
· From March 31 through April 18, 2016, applications will be available for public voting at www.seedsofchangegrant.com. The top 50 organizations that receive the most online votes will then move onto the final judging phase.
· Grant recipients will be announced around May 2, 2016.
About Seeds of Change®
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the "advances" of modern industrial agriculture. For 27 years, we have remained true to our original vision by offering a wide selection of organic seeds including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced through a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers. Through these partnerships, we continually cultivate study and develop seeds with the goal of producing the finest certified organic varieties to share with our fellow gardeners and farmers. In 1997 our business expanded to also include Organic Food inspired by the notion that great taste and sustainability go hand in hand. We now offer a wide variety of Ready to Heat organic Rice and Grain varieties. For more information about Seeds of Change® visit www.seedsofchange.com for our seed products and www.seedsofchangefoods.com for our food products. For additional information, please contact us at the information provided above or at Seeds of Change®, P.O. Box 4908, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220.