Better lives for farmers. Better food for all. A better future for the planet.

When you make a donation to SeedChange, you help a farmer care for their family and community by growing good food, starting from good seeds. 

Each project is chosen by farming communities to meet their most pressing needs.

Over the past three decades, donors like you have helped farmers:

Increase vegetable production to reduce hunger and improve diets.

Diversify crops so their farms are more resilient to climate change.

Learn seed saving skills and invest in necessary equipment.

Launch community seed banks that keep local seeds accessible to all.

Start microentreprises to earn better incomes from local food and seeds.

Train in advanced agroecological techniques, like agroforestry, to make their farm more resilient and sustainable.

What your money can do

When you give to SeedChange, 85 cents of every dollar is spent in the field on programs that support small-scale family farmers. The rest of your donation allows SeedChange to exist, covering our fundraising and administrative costs.


Helps a farmer in Bolivia irrigate her crops and grow more food for her family by investing in irrigation and water-harvesting equipment.


Trains 10 young people in Mali in ecological seed production, widening their job opportunities.


Gives a community of women farmers in Honduras the investment needed to build a solar coffee dryer and get a better price for their coffee.

Helping people help themselves: our unique model

Since SeedChange was founded in 1945, we’ve used an equal partnership model that differentiates us from most international development organizations.

Your donation allows a farmer to receive training and support from a local nonprofit they trust. Our team carefully selects these organizations for their agricultural expertise, transparency, accountability and shared values. As partners, they help us understand local farmers’ needs and priorities, making sure we act in respect of the local culture and focus on the right projects. In return, we provide practical support and help ensure excellent project delivery. We visit our partners regularly, talking to farmers and making sure your donations are used effectively.

Our model means your donation goes further because our overhead costs stay low. Just as importantly, it helps communities increase their autonomy. You can rest easy knowing you’re seeding real change and building a more equitable world.