SEED Named 2018 Small Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

Award Recognizes Outstanding Accomplishments by a Nonprofit Organization


January 10, 2018 - SEED is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce as the ‘2018 Small Non-Profit of the Year’. This annual award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by a nonprofit organization.

“We are honored to be recognized by the community and extend our congratulations to the other award recipients,” said Angela Carter, President, SEED Board of Directors. Twice a year, SEED accepts proposals from Dover teachers to support implementation of new tools and teaching techniques in the classroom.

With monies from both business and community philanthropy, SEED is expected to exceed $100,000 in education grants for students across all Dover public schools by the end of its fiscal year. “2018 is an exciting year for our entirely volunteer-led organization,” continued Carter. “We couldn’t finance so many amazing programs, practices and resources without the support of our community--from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”

In six short years, SEED has brought new curriculum to the classroom, provided educator training on new teaching methods, and supplied cutting edge technology, software, and equipment throughout the Dover public schools.  To sustain grant funding for years to come, SEED has launched the Lighting the Way to Learning appeal. Considered Phase 1 of a multi-year capital campaign, the appeal is seeking just 50 donations of $500. The over-arching goal is to raise $500,000 from individual donations and corporate support during the next 5 years to establish an endowment fund to provide grant awards in perpetuity.  To learn more about SEED and support the campaign please visit,