Why Give to Seedling
People give to Seedling knowing that they’re supporting the life of a child affected by parental incarceration. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Seedling’s impact is felt all around our community through the children who rise above their challenges in spite of their circumstances and succeed in school and life.
As one of the only resources for children of incarcerated parents in Central Texas, Seedling upholds a standard of excellence of which all donors can be proud. Our giving platform isn’t just about transactions. It’s about cultural change – building a culture of giving. Gifts from friends enhance quality matches between the mentor and the mentee, provide training and ongoing support to mentors, and allow for the growth of our program to serve more children in more schools — helping us reach our goal of serving every child in Central Texas affected by parental incarceration.
Every gift matters, no matter its size. Your gift, in the form of and for the purpose you choose, will play a crucial role in the progress and continuing success of the organization.
$25 A MONTH / $300 ONE-TIME GIFT
Helps train school staff to identify students in need
$50 A MONTH / $600 ONE-TIME GIFT
Provides 1 monthly training for 50 mentors in best practices to support and encourage mentees
$75 A MONTH / $900 ONE-TIME GIFT
Supports one mentor/mentee match, including training the mentors, and supporting their relationships for one school semester.
$150 A MONTH/$1,800 ONE-TIME GIFT
Supports one mentor/mentee match, including training the mentors, and supporting their relationships for one school year
$5,000 ANNUAL GIFT
Allows us to expand our program into a new school
How to Give
Through Monthly and Annual Giving to Seedling, you enrich a child’s educational experience and increase Seedling’s competitive edge among other organizations in our community. Interest generated by your endowments can be applied to your choice of student scholarships or general operations. Our Gift and Estate Planning options allow you to include Seedling in your retirement and estate plans, while providing for your family and diminishing your tax burden.
Foundation Relations works to expand and deepen Seedling’s relationships with philanthropic foundations while Corporate Relations works to engage your company’s employees with Seedling. Call today to schedule a meeting to discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and see how Seedling can help your employees live your company’s core values.
When you are making a gift, there are a variety of payment methods available to you.
Tax deductible gifts of cash, check or credit card are the easiest gifts to make. Seedling also gratefully accepts pledges — gifts that are paid over time. You can make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that works best for you.
Cash / Check
Pledges and gifts made by cash or check (payable to Seedling) should be mailed to:
8001 Centre Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754
To make a gift by credit card, you can give now using our secure server, or call 512-323-6371 and provide your credit card information over the phone.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial — both to you and to Seedling. You may receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes.
Gift & Estate Planning
Planned gifts can be made now or deferred to a later time. Some enable you to support Seedling, receive tax benefits, and sustain your current lifestyle. Such gifts include bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts.
When you give to our endowment, you can honor someone important to you while providing permanent support to Seedling. The money is invested, and each year a distribution is made from the endowment to support the program or Scholarship fund.
You may be able to double or even triple your gift to Seedling. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company does, visit your company’s human resources department. Complete the form provided by your company and give us a call to let us know.