Students Engaged in Ethical Donations

Growth, day by day.

Students Engaged in Ethical Donations (SEED) is a youth-led philanthropic initiative for Black high school or college students who are interested in creating lasting change and giving back to the community. Through collaboration and mentorship with the giving circle Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy (REAP), members have the chance to grow into the role of philanthropist and proactive community member. 

Using their collective resources, SEED members fund small, student-led organizations throughout the valley.

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Mentorship, internship, and volunteer opportunities  

SEED offers mentorships through its ties to REAP, connecting students with Black community leaders who can share their wealth of knowledge and experience in both the professional and philanthropic sectors. There are also SEED mentorship workshops for members, hosted by REAP leadership. Workshops include, money management, how to give, leadership training, and networking opportunities.

SEED members must also complete 250 hours of documented service during their membership year. Through partnerships with local universities and colleges, SEED members can often count their involvement towards academic requirements for internships and volunteer work.

Create change

Interested in joining? Fill out the application below. Potential members should be:

  • Between 16 and 21 years old
  • Currently enrolled in High School, GED Program, College, or Trade School

Membership requirements include:

  • Serving 250 hours annually on a REAP committee (Finance, Development, Marketing, Grants, or Events)
  •  Annual contribution of $80

Give back

Your support helps these students bring their vision of philanthropy to life. By contributing a gift to SEED, you can help cover annual membership dues for an interested member and support SEED's annual grant cycle for student-led and community organizations. Make a gift using the form below.