Past SEED Fund Recipients

Please take a second to peruse some of the amazing community projects the SEED Fund has helped over the years. A big thank you goes out to all involved with these projects. You're making the world a better place.

Spring 2013 Recipient: 
Bellarmine University,  Louisville, Kentucky

A committee of eight students planned the inaugural Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week for March 24-28, 2014. Over half of the students had attended an Alternative Spring Break program in Washington D.C. planned through The Pilgrimage in 2013. The knowledge and awareness raised during this trip helped to inform the programs and activities for the week. Signs were created to advertise for the week, but also raise awareness of statistics that campus constituents may not be familiar with. These yard signs were placed throughout campus and hung in the residence halls. The signs will be reused each year to help the community understand that poverty impacts us all in varying ways.

Click here to read the full project description.


Spring 2012 Recipient: 
Denison University,  Newark, Ohio

Denison University used their SEED Fund grant to organize a voter registration drive for the surrounding area of Newark, Ohio. SEED Fund grant went to buy school supplies that were available for free at the table where folks could sign-up (and get free school supplies!) for the 2012 November election.

Click here to read the full project description.

Spring 2012 Recipient: 
Greensboro University,  Greensboro, North Carolina

Mary Yost from University of North Carolina, Greensboro: Mary applied for a SEED Fund to increase publication of a new newspaper in Greensboro, "The Greensboro Voice." The Greensboro Voice is a monthly newspaper about homelessness and poverty that seeks to raise awareness about these important social issues. We hope the awareness gained from reading our newspaper will encourage the community to have a discussion about issues and people who are normally ignored. Mary's SEED Fund grant was used to increase circulation of the paper to 5,000 copies.


Spring 2011 Recipient: 
Alamance Presbyterian Church,  Greensboro, North Carolina

Alamance Presbyterian Church recieved a SEED Fund grant to start a community garden. It was named "The Harvest Story" garden because of the belief that God has plans for this garden for years to come and the story of service to others will continually flow.

Click here to view the finished garden space.

Spring 2011 Recipient: 
Guiliford Park Presbyterian Church,  Greensboro, North Carolina

Guilford Park was given a SEED Fund grant to start their own community garden with the hopes of sharing fresh produce with the hungry and working poor of Greensboro. Here the pictures show the beginning of their garden, starting off with cool weather veggies.

Spring 2011 Recipient: 
First Presbyterian Church - K. Burmese,  Ithaca, New York

After considering multiple projects, the high schoolers settled on writing a grant for run a one week summer camp for Burmese and Karen ethnic minority children here at our church. This camp would be open to the 4 families of Karen who attended our church prior to July 2011 as well as any in the wider Karen-Burmese community that would like to come. (There are now about 8 Karen families attending the church.) The Pilgrimage SEED grant went to create a six week program which, provided tutoring and mentoring to elementary and secondary Burmese-Karen students in Ithaca by Ithaca College graduate students and youth/ adult members of First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca. This was a collaborative effort between our Karen families and others at First Presbyterian.