Rotary Vegetable Seed Grant Application

Seed Programs International

Rotary Vegetable Seed Grant Application

Rotarians against hungerThis application is also available as a Word document.
The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

Rotarians Against Hunger is a project of members of multiple clubs in Rotary District 7670, Western North Carolina, USA.

Funding for seeds is available due to the generosity of Rotarians and many other community members across our District and beyond. Logistics support provided by Seed Programs International. Today, along with submitting your application, please send a short email to This will help us prevent lost applications due to any technology glitches along the way.

Rotary District
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Describe the location and setting where vegetable seeds will be distributed. What is your history working in this area, if any?
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What is the evidence of the need to support more vegetable-growing in this setting? How do you know this is a priority for local people?
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Tip: general statistics about nutrition and poverty are somewhat helpful, but we are more interested to learn that people served and/or their close advocates have confirmed this as a top-priority community need.

How do you know that good vegetable seeds are not already available locally for your project?
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How will your project make sure that seeds are distributed fairly and effectively and used well by the recipients? Tell us about any partnering organizations that have committed to help with this. Add any other information you would like us to know about your project strategy and approach.
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How are you "matching" this seed request with other kinds of investments in the same project or community? Match should be used for items that complement the seed use. Examples might include: tools and materials, soil inputs, water access, training cost, local travel for distribution, customs clearance, etc. Please tell us whether funding for the match expense is already in place.
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Describe your plan for gathering results (photos, stories, data, successes and challenges) and reporting this information back to Seed Programs International and the Rotarians Against Hunger project.
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How many cartons of vegetable seed are you requesting?

Each carton contains about 1500 home garden-sized packets of vegetable seeds and will support about 200 family gardens.

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How many people, households, and/or facilities will receive seeds?
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How will seeds reach their destination?

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I understand that as seed recipient, I will be responsible for import permitting (if necessary) and customs clearance tasks/costs on the receiving side. SPI will provide sending documentation, USDA inspection, and other necessary support. I understand that by applying and receiving seed, I am committing to send program reports to Seed Programs International.
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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.