Seeds of Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Marilynn Chadwick. After working in urban communities for years, Marilynn realized that many youth in these communities lack dreams for their future. She discovered that without dreams and hope for the future, it is difficult to escape poverty.
Fortunately, she met a precious few students who encouraged her with a passion for their unique gifts, specific dreams and a drive to transform their fragile communities. Rather than dreams, these students lacked the necessary finances and skills to apply to and attend college. With these few students, the Seeds Scholars program was born.

Our Mission

To empower dreamers to reach their educational goals so that they will transform their world for Jesus Christ.

Our Method

To provide domestic and international scholarships and sponsorship's, leadership camps, holistic training conferences and economic empowerment to under-resourced communities through a network of local and/or indigenous partners.

Our Core Values

Seeds of Hope was founded in Prayer and Abiding in Christ - as Jesus said "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

Seeds of Hope was founded to Glorify God, because Jesus said "let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father." (Matthew 5:16)
Built on the foundation of abiding in Christ through God's Word and prayer with the ultimate goal to glorify God, these are the core values we embrace and look for in our partners:

Love, because “if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us.” (1 John 4:12)

Dignity, for all human life, born and unborn, because “God created human beings in His own image.” (Genesis 1:27)

Hope, because a “hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)

Service, because Jesus “came not to be served but to serve others.” (Mark 10:45)

Community, because “a spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other." (1 Corinthians 12:7)

Integrity, because God examines our hearts and rejoices when He finds integrity there, knowing that we have served Him with pure motives. (I Chronicles 29:17)

Generosity, because "God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." (2 Cor 9:8)

Action, because "it isn't enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn't show itself by good deeds is no faith at all - it is dead and useless." (James 2:17)