"Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future."
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Seeds of Strength is a philanthropic women’s giving circle whose members connect with the Georgetown community, enrich lives through fellowship, and award grants to nonprofits as selected by our members.

Since 2010

Dollars Granted

About Our Grants

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 who reside 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, and Arts and Culture.  Grant requests will be considered for new and ongoing programs and projects, as well as for operational support.  Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000.  The total amount awarded each year is determined by the size of the membership.

Our 2023 grant application process begins with the launching of our Letter of Intent (LOI) on October 1, 2022 and ends in May, 2023 when grants are awarded.

For more information contact grants@seedsofstrength.org.

Our Grant Making Team

The Grants Committee uses a thorough and participative grantmaking process.  This in-depth process is designed to help educate members to become more knowledgeable and skilled philanthropists.  Grantmaking practices are conducted with integrity, fiscal responsibility, respect, and fairness to community organizations.  We strive to be good stewards of our members’ investment.

Members of the Grants Committee follow a rigorous evaluations process, identify questions and concerns, and ultimately rank the proposals to submit to the Board, which will determine the finalists.  All Seeds of Strength members then vote on the finalists in May to determine which requests are funded.

Our Volunteers

  • Grants Standing Committee:  Reads and evaluates the applicants’ LOI’s and grant proposals, conducts information sessions to help nonprofits better understand the Seeds of Strength’s grant application process, and oversees the annual grant cycle process.
  • Grant Evaluation Subcommittee:   Reads and scores grant proposals.
  • Financial Subcommittee:   Analyzes the financial statements of all agencies submitting grant proposals.

After grants are awarded in May, members of the Seeds of Strength Compliance Committee work with grant recipients to monitor progress throughout the year (July 1-June 30) to ensure agencies meet their goals and that grants have the intended impact.

In 2022, we awarded ten grants totaling $185,000.

2010-2022 pie chart
Awardee of GrantInitiativeAmount Awarded
Boys & Girls Club of GeorgetownGreat Futures Start Here$25,000
Brookwood in GeorgetownServe adults with special needs$25,000
Capital IDEALift working adults out of poverty through education$25,000
CASA of Williamson CountyAdvocates for abused or neglected children$19,000
Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South TexasCamp Brainstorm$10,000
Faith in Action GeorgetownProvide senior transportation$24,000
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson CountyShepherd’s Village$20,000
The Georgetown ProjectThe NEST & Summer Youth Employment Program$25,000
Wonders & WorriesSupport to children during parent’s serious illness$11,500
Merit grant – Samaritan CenterMental health care$500
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