The Seed Fund was established in 2013 using $7.8 million appropriated by the Georgia State Legislature to support the Fulton County Charter System.
The mission of the Seed Fund is to empower Fulton County Schools to improve student outcomes by creating unique solutions that are tailored to the needs of their communities. The Fund aims to inspire and reward creative thinking by recognizing and funding creative concepts which serve identified needs in Fulton County school communities.
The Seed Fund is managed by the Fulton Education Foundation. The Fulton Education Foundation was founded to strengthen the relationship between schools and the community. Governed by a volunteer board of executives and local community leaders, the Foundation enhances the performance and lives of Fulton County students and faculty by facilitating innovative programs in four key areas: Student Achievement, Professional Development and Teaching Methods, Physical Well-Being of Students, and Teacher and Staff Recognition.
Seed Fund proposals are evaluated by a subset of the Foundation Board members who review schools' submissions and distribute grant awards based on the strength of the application and presentation.
For a more in-depth look at the first year of the Seed Fund, check out our first annual report. Please visit the Seed Fund Resources page to learn more about the Seed Fund proposal process, and the Seed Fund Awards page to see the exciting programs that are being funded through Seed Fund dollars.