Frequently Asked Questions
Seeds of Africa is working to educate gifted but underprivileged children in Ethiopia and beyond. Seeds bridges the gap between potential and opportunity, enabling students to focus on their education--and just be children with a promising future. (Read more about our mission here)
The money raised by Seeds of Africa Foundation goes directly to its programs in Adama, Ethiopia. Having a volunteer staff in New York cuts down the administrative costs of the organization so that the money can go directly to funding our education and community development programs.
We believe that lack of access to education is one of the root causes of poverty. By providing access to education, Seeds is not only tackling this root cause but developing a sustainable way to fight poverty in the future. Learn more...
Seeds ensures that its programs meet all the needs that students have throughout their education. When they graduate, Seeds will continue to provide support through college scholarships and through partnerships with local companies that will facilitate the students’ placement in the workforce. We plan for the future alumni of Seeds to continue their involvement in the program as mentors, passing their strategies for success down to the younger students.
Yes, Seeds is in the final stages of creating a community development program that will work with the parents of the students at Seeds to increase their earning potential through workshops, job-training and partnering with microfinance institutions that give loans to entrepreneurs in the community.
Our Founder is from Adama, and we are leveraging her knowledge of the community to start here. The initial support Seeds received from the community in Adama is what made our early success possible and encourages us to continue to bring positive change to the community.
For more information on Adama, see the map here.
If I choose to donate online, how does that work? Is my donation tax-deductible?
You can donate here or send a check to:
Seeds of Africa Foundation
432 East 13th Street, Suite 16
New York, NY 10009
All donations are tax-deductible and secure
Seeds always welcomes support from volunteers. Click here to fill out a form and indicate your areas of interest
Seeds does not provide funding to other organizations, but welcomes opportunities for collaboration and partnership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.