Making a Difference, Together
We build community, share stories, and are everyday philanthropists.
Seeds of Exchange is a collective of everyday people who are committed to lighting up the world so that a mighty difference can be made. We passionately work to make an indelible dent in global human rights and in one another’s day-to-day lives. We do what we do because we believe that we belong to each other and that each and every person matters.
Sarah Davison-Tracy, Founder
Igniting fierce love, connection, and justice so that people are fueled by an unstoppable commitment to the well-being of one another is our founder’s passion. Because her life has been fueled game-changing experiences of community, storytelling, and philanthropy, she has woven these elements throughout her speaking, books, and leadership of the movement of Seeds of Exchange.
Stories change us … and our world.
They quiet and teach us to sit, to listen, to speak, to be heard, and to be seen. They invite us to comprehend and claim our own story anew as we take in the stories of others. They open doors within us to see possibilities for building community and connection, for creating simple and robust daily rhythms, and for cultivating meaningful work. The most powerful stories occur in the everydayness and nitty-gritty of life. Ultimately, stories change us and the world as they evoke more of who we are in thought, word, and action.
No matter where you are in the world, you can join us … or invite us to be a part of the amazing things you’re up to. Have a look at the many ways you can participate in whatever way feels just right for you – from watching a video to connecting at an event or inviting our storytellers to your next gathering.
Seeds is made up of a prismatic diversity of people.
Our community (or “kula”) welcomes you to check out what we’re up to. Whether you’re interested in dipping your toe in to explore your unique purpose on the planet to make a difference or diving in wholeheartedly to support communities around the world and in your local community, wherever you are, you can begin. Right here and right now.
Everyone has something of value to contribute, whether a little or a lot.
Today and together, let’s dispute the suggestion that philanthropy is an exclusive club only for those deemed wealthy. Today and together, let’s dispute that the only thing that matters and makes a difference is giving in “big” ways. Instead, today and together, let’s create a movement of philanthropists in which everyone is welcome and all gifts are celebrated. The movement that will be unleashed when we live as generously unrestrained philanthropists will light up the world.
Generosity feels good. It is part of your purpose on the planet.
OUR CURRENT FUNDRAISER is to support EVERY child’s right to learn and develop through the power of play as we partner with The Power of Play (and their fiscal sponsor, Lubirds Light Foundation) to BUILD A PLAYGROUND for sight and hearing impaired children in Sri Lanka. We love SO MUCH about this project, especially how The Power of Play focuses on building playgrounds in developing countries and hard-to-reach-communities. | Learn More
Millions of children lack basic access to play. We’re on a mission to change that. -The Power of Play
WE MAKE GIVING EASY. We are committed to vetting small non-profits that are passionately committed to solve problems and care for those in their community.
JOIN the SEEDS GIVING FUND. IT’S SIMPLE TO SET IT UP ONCE and your donation will be automatically directed towards our fundraisers throughout the year. Know that you are helping people each and every month. Consider stretching and giving as much as you can. If that’s $10 (=2 lattes a month!), that is plenty!
And, if you prefer to give a one-time donation to our rotating fundraisers throughout the year, that’s great, too!
Previous Fundraising Partners
FOOD for ARTISANS & their CHILDREN | Kenya
Freedom for Human Trafficking Survivors | India & USA
Education, Not Exploitation | India
Water for All | Ukraine
Freedom Home | Thailand
Security & Health | Nepal
Water for All | India
Food & Medicine | Nepal
Care for Trafficking Survivors | India
Food for Our Hungry Neighbors | India
Combating Human Trafficking | Nepal
Aruna Project | India
Hunger & Poverty | India
Casa de Paz | Mexico & USA
Her Future Coalition | India
Beauty for Ashes | Uganda
Vatsalya | India
Educate Lanka | Sri Lanka
Sauti | Uganda
Life in My Shoe | Congo & Uganda
Kitoko Oyo | Congo
Pangea | Uganda
Casa de Paz | USA
Casa de Paz | USA
Mirror Image Arts | USA
Fatouma Ahmed | Ethiopia
Transformation Textiles | Egypt & Iraq
ASSADE | Gatemala
Maji Moto | Kenya
Koffi Togo Cultural Foundation | Togo
Lighthouse Foundation | Nepal
Earthquake Relief | Nepal
Sarah Davison-Tracy’s Latest Book
No Longer Untouchable: A Story of Human Trafficking, Heroism, and Hope
Millions of people are victims of modern slavery.
One in four of those victims are children.
Snatched from their homes and sold by strangers, friends, and even family members, 15,000 women and 5,000 girls are trafficked out of Nepal each year. Many are forced to become sex slaves before they reach the age of ten. Once sold to a brothel, it is nearly impossible to leave alive.