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Seed2Life International

Equipping ministries. Transforming lives.

aka S2L International   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.seed2life.org

Mission

To see Christian ministries around the world, their leaders and teams, equipped with the necessary tools to fully do what God has called them to uniquely do – serving their communities, sharing the Gospel and seeing lives transformed in the name of Jesus Christ. Our Programs & Resources offered include: Micro-grants: Provides micro-grants ($2500) used as ‘seed funds’ to coach and mentor the development of long/short term fundraising plans to multiply the grant to at least $10K. New Ministry Incubator: A 6 month partnership to help new ministry startups & those with an idea for a ministry to launch in a healthy, God-honoring manner. Strategic Tangible Resources: Provides resources to meet tangible needs as part of the mission.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Brian Hetzer

Board Chair

Joe Pastori

Main address

PO Box 8765

Phoenix, AZ 85066 USA

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EIN

46-0830175

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many faith-based organizations striving to come alongside those in their communities that are struggling with poverty and a lack of hope. These same organizations, though they have a mission and vision to help change lives, they can struggle with the necessary resources and know-how to see their projects, events and ventures become a reality.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Programs & Resources

Micro-grants:
In partnership with Venture 1:9 (V19), a Christian ministry that provides nonprofit leadership training, mentoring and coaching, Seed2Life provides micro-grants ($2500) that will be used through V19. V19 provides these ‘seed funds’ to ministries for the purpose of coming alongside them for six months to coach and mentor the development of long/short term fundraising plans to multiply the grant 10x.

New Ministry Incubator:
Seed2Life helps new ministry startups & those with an idea for a ministry to launch in a healthy, God-honoring manner; greatly increasing the likelihood of future success. Seed2Life engages in a 6-12 month partnership to provide training, mentoring and coaching in the areas of fundraising strategies, financial management, organizational development, marketing-website, and fiscal sponsorship or acquiring 501(c)3 status.

Strategic Resources:
Seed2Life provides strategic resources for Christian ministries to meet tangible needs in their mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Seed2Life International's goals are to partner with churches, ministries and organizations, here in the U.S. and globally, that have a vision for reaching their communities with hope. Our desire is to be a source of encouragement and support as they strive to see their mission unfold.

The core of our mission's strategies fall into three programs:

1. Micro-grant Program
In partnership with Venture 1:9 (V19), a Christian ministry that provides nonprofit leadership training, mentoring and coaching, Seed2Life provides micro-grants ($2500) that will be used through V19. V19 provides these ‘seed funds’ to ministries for the purpose of coming alongside them for six months to coach and mentor the development of long/short term fundraising plans to multiply the grant 10x.

2. New Ministry Incubator
Seed2Life helps new ministry startups & those with an idea for a ministry to launch in a healthy, God-honoring manner; greatly increasing the likelihood of future success. Seed2Life engages in a 6-12 month partnership to provide training, mentoring and coaching in the areas of fundraising strategies, financial management, organizational development, marketing-website, and fiscal sponsorship or acquiring 501(c)3 status.

3. Strategic Resources
Seed2Life provides strategic resources for Christian ministries to meet tangible needs in their mission, fill a gap to complete a project or event and/or help increase their capacity to serve and share the Gospel. Seed2Life chooses one specific resource to focus on providing each year/period… ie. bibles, baby items, home building, school supplies, shoes, etc.

Through research, word of mouth, etc., we find opportunities for short-term partnerships with organizations and groups in need of help launching a new ministry, funding a project, or acquiring needed supplies and goods.
Each partnership opportunity is reviewed by our team to ensure that the partnership meets our specific criteria
• In alignment with our Vision and Purpose
• Of like faith and foundational beliefs, in accordance with our Doctrinal Statement
• Best match for our available resources

Seed2Life networks and partner with other churches, organizations, ministries, businesses, and individuals for the purpose of acquiring, gathering and distributing necessary resources for those organizations we are helping.

As an organization, Seed2Life International continues to build our credibility and reliability to assist missions-based efforts to succeed in reaching their goals, both short and long-term. Our team consists of experienced and passionate people, focused on continuing to build and strengthen our ministry so that we are better positioned to provide what others need to be successful. We continue to strive to grow our team, our resource network and knowledge base.

In the past 5+ years, we’ve had the privilege of being involved in eleven ministry partnerships, both locally in the U.S. and globally. These partnerships have included helping provide bibles, 'soup kitchen' appliances, house building projects, shoes for orphanages, outreach ideas/start-ups and the sponsorship of kids for youth camps and special events. We've helped organizations in Washington and Arizona, as well El Salvador, Ethiopia, The Philippines and Paraguay.

Below is a testimony from one of our partnerships:
‘We are blessed by the gifts from our ministry partners. Seed2Life International just showed up one day and said how can we help? We serve 120-140 hot meals a day to the poor and homeless in the Apache Junction, AZ area. God continues to provide as our numbers of hungry people continue to grow and our old equipment breaks down. Seed2Life provided a wonderful brand-new replacement for one of our freezer-less refrigerators that was on its last 'leg'. I really like the convertible freezer/refrigerator option that it gives us. Thank you for joining us as we feed the hungry, the homeless and the poor.’

Financials

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Seed2Life International

Board of directors
as of 04/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Hetzer

Seed2Life International

Term: 2012 -

Debra Lynn Hetzer

Revere Financial Services

Joe Pastori

Vanessa Solis

Drew Oliver

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data