Our Grants

many seddlings in dirtThe Seeds of Strength Giving Circle is a donor-designated fund of Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation.

Our members seek to enrich the lives of members of our community through grants to non-profit organizations serving the greater Georgetown area. Our giving addresses diverse needs of the area rather than one particular cause.

Areas of interest include three grant categories:  Arts and culture; Community needs that include health and well-being, family and education/financial security; and a new “Seedling” grant category which supports a new start-up nonprofit organization.  Requests will be considered for new and ongoing programs and projects, as well as for operational support.

Seeds of Strength members consider it a priority to support applications that propose ways to address community issues and needs, leverage innovative sources of support, and assist nonprofit organizations to build and increase their capacity.

Organizations serving clients in the Greater Georgetown area that are incorporated in the State of Texas and are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code are eligible for funding. Should your organization obtain a grant from Seeds of Strength, please plan to give credit in any articles or publicity you might have.

Our annual grant giving process launches in October (LOI, Letter of Intent, available upon request in October) and ends in May with membership voting and grants awarded.  In our first eight years, 66 grants have been given with a total of $973,000.

In 2017, we awarded 8 grants totaling $160,000.

Organization Amount Awarded Initiative
AGE of Central Texas $10000 Support the Memory Connections Program in Georgetown
Backpack Buddies $20000 Help pay for weekend food packs in Georgetown elementary and middle schools
Girlstart $10000 Support the STEM Education Program for High-need Georgetown Girls
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County $24600 Help pay for construction materials for 3 new homes in Georgetown
Hope Alliance $25000 Help fund night/weekend advocates for those affected by family violence
Literacy Council of Williamson County $20400 Provide funding for literacy and vocational training programs
R.O.C.K. (Ride on Center for Kids) $25000 Help underwrite the Therapy for Underserved Children with Disabilities program
The Georgetown Project $25000 Provide funding for a part-time Case Manager at The NEST Empowerment Center

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