Dream big dreams. Find your community.

SEEDS of Hope is a
509(a)(1) non-profit in
Charlotte, NC.

We are dedicated to building community and providing financial support for talented young adults. Our scholars are leaders with big dreams and have a heart to serve their communities.
Headshot of Marilynn Chadwick, the founder of SEEDS of Hope.

Faith, hope, and dreams create our future.

At SEEDS of Hope, we believe young people with big dreams can transform communities – all they need is a boost! The SEEDS Scholar program provides students with a partial scholarship, a supportive circle of friends, and some informal mentoring to support their goals. That’s all it takes and these young people are ready to soar!

We invite you all to join us as we empower young leaders and support them as they pursue making a difference in their communities.

Marilynn Chadwick
Founder & Board Member
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Our Goals

We are challenging ourselves to do more this year, and every year. With your help in 2023, we hope to achieve:


 growth in funding raised to support additional academic scholarships 


increase in the number of scholars identified and awarded scholarships 


new volunteers, mentors and donors engaged to support the Seeds community
Our Team

Meet Our Board Members

A diverse group of previous scholars, business leaders, and community builders - our board is inspired to help and give back to the next generation of scholars.

Our Partners

SEEDS of Hope is supported by a variety of great partners, including Moments of Hope Church, Learning Help Centers of Charlotte, Urban Promise, A Better World, Camino Church, and West Boulevard Ministry.


Why Seeds of Hope?

Seeds of Hope provides academic scholarships and faith-based mentorship to help talented young leaders achieve their educational and vocational goals. Our Seeds community provides on-going encouragement and support for these young leaders as they grow with their families, advance their careers, and serve their communities.

We believe God has a dream for all of our lives and education is the key to upward mobility and success. We also believe investing in others is critical to our communities.

In the "Land of Opportunity" study, Charlotte had the lowest rate of upward mobility out of the largest 50 metropolitan areas in the country, which means only 4.4% of low-income children will go on to become high income adults.  

Investments in the health and education of low-income children is the most effective means of improving economic mobility. Deconcentrating poverty and ensuring low-income families have access to a wide range of communities is imperative for their success.

Learn more about upward mobility in Charlotte Opportunity Initiative's report and see how organizations like SEEDs of Hope can make meaningful change right here in our backyards.

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