Seeds of Strength is a philanthropic women’s giving circle in which members come together to enrich lives in the Georgetown community. We do this by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Georgetown area. Seeds of Strength is a donor-designated fund of Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation.
Each year Seeds of Strength pools the annual membership donations, accepts and evaluates grant applications received from local nonprofits, and then distributes grant awards based on a democratic selection of grantees by the membership.
To be considered for a Seeds of Strength grant, an organization must serve clients in the Greater Georgetown area, be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and incorporated in the State of Texas.
Seeds of Strength awards grants in four areas of interest: health and well-being, family, education/financial security,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 2018, we awarded 8 grants totaling $173,000.
|Annunciation Maternity Home||$20000||Support the Teen Housing Program for homeless pregnant young women|
|Backpack Buddies||$25000||Provide weekend food for eligible Georgetown students|
|Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown||$20000||Support the year round Mentoring Program|
|CASA of Williamson County||$24000||Provide children in the child protection system with trained advocates|
|Faith in Action||$25000||Increase the number of seniors who are independent due to free transportation services|
|Girlstart||$10000||Support high-need Georgetown girls enrolled in Girlstart Afterschool|
|Literacy Council of Williamson County||$23000||Increase literacy skills and/or help adults earn a GED or vocational certificate|
|The Georgetown Project||$25000||Help fund the salary of the Transition Case Manager and help create an Outdoor Learning Lab and Teaching Garden|