Hope Seeds Inc

Relieving Hunger! Restoring Hope!

aka Hope Seeds International   |   Bradenton, FL   |  www.hopeseeds.org

Mission

Hope Seeds International, is a non-profit organization with a mission of sharing the love of Christ and reducing hunger through worldwide partnerships, empowering people with sustainable food production skills, seeds, and resources.

Ruling year info

1999

CEO

Mr. David Balsbaugh

Main address

4625 26th Street West

Bradenton, FL 34207 USA

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EIN

65-0911582

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Christian (X20)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

QUALITY GARDEN SEED TO A HUNGRY WORLD! The Earth's population continues to increase while arable land for food production does not. We must improve the capabilities of people to grow their own vegetables for nutrition and good health.   There are many great ways to grow quality nutrition... limited only by the sharing of knowledge and access to quality seed.

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?

Hope Seeds International

Hope Seeds has been serving the needs of hungry people in many countries for 16+ years, and the gift of seed has been the primary outreach tool. What one may not see or realize is that the seed we send to people also allows us to serve in many other capacities, especially with partner ministries. The problem of world hunger is indeed like a Mountain which needs to be moved, and it can be moved just as the proverb states… each day stones are moved, starting today. Seed is the first of many steps to solving world hunger… water, health, education, and spiritual growth are all steps, or stones, which can be moved toward moving the Mountain called hunger. The support you give to Hope Seeds helps move the Mountain. There are many stones to be moved in the days ahead, and the Mountain can be moved.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2005

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

61 Mission Organizations - 30 Hosting Churches for Volunteer Seed Packing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Providing a Christian Witness
Turning seed into food
Feeding the whole person
Helping people to help themselves
Offering long-term and sustainable solutions
Provide seed, training, and encouragements

Hope Seeds, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ministering to the poor of the world in name of our Lord Jesus Christ. This ministry focuses on providing garden seeds and education in gardening to allow those living in poverty to improve their diets through growing nutritious fruits and vegetables. Hope Seeds does this by partnering with missionaries, mission teams, relief agencies, and national self-help groups in underdeveloped and developing nations. Seed distribution is partnered with the gospel message to meet both physical and spiritual needs of those living in poverty.

Vegetable seed is an important and deeply appreciated essential for sustainable nutrition… a resource not readily available or affordable in the countries we serve.  Most shipments are distributed by missionaries, pastors and mission teams and the remainder by agricultural relief organizations.  The Message of Hope tract is included so the Good News of Christ may be shared with each packet of seed delivered.

During the last 17 years of operation, 10,000,000 packets of seed to 60 countries were distributed Your generous support is appreciated! We invite you to visit our website at hopeseeds.org to learn more.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hope Seeds Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Dwight Schackelford

Retired

Term: 2017 - 2022

Gerrit Van Dyke

Retired Educator

Ken Racke

Corteva Agrisciences

Dwight Shackelford

Retired

Art Pabst

Retired

Jeffrey Basik

Luella Franke

Retired

Mike Wade

Joseph Mattox

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/18/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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