Your gift today will ensure over 200 varieties of heirloom, open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds will be shipped to and safeguarded at two locations in 2019: the USDA Seed Bank in Fort Collins, Colorado and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. These deposits are a critical action that serves to steward our seed collection of invaluable genetic resources so that we may continue to share seeds with gardeners now and for generations to come.

Your Gift in Action

Seed Bank Stewardship

Your support funds the work of maintaining the varieties in our seed bank and enables us to send seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as an insurance policy.

Heirloom Seed Distribution

Because of you, community gardens can grow healthy food. Your gift brings seeds to where they are needed and helps ensure seeds are where they belong—growing in gardens, not just sitting in a bank.

Preserving Legacies

Together, we’re not just saving seeds—we’re saving stories and legacies, and with them, our heritage and the practice of seed stewardship.

Other Ways to Give


Memorials & Dedications

Give in memory or honor of a loved one, or dedicate a special occasion like a birthday or a wedding.


Give at Work

Help us in your day-to-day. Take advantage of matching gift programs offered by your employer.

Planned Gift

Make a Planned Gift

Make a gift of stock, IRA, real estate, or a planned gift that will cost nothing during your lifetime.

Cindy Goodner

Learn More About Giving

Our Fundraising Coordinator, Cindy Goodner, is happy to discuss these and other giving opportunities with you. Contact Cindy at or 563.387.5670

Seed Savers Exchange is a charitable nonprofit organization registered with the Attorney General in Iowa.

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