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We are the

The seedling Foundation is a 501[c]3 non-profit organization with the mission to support art programs at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH.

We believe in the value of arts education. Why? Because we witness that value spring to life every day in studio and classroom. Put simply, students immersed in the arts perform better in academics and in life.

We work to provide the additional funds required to make these immersive experiences possible. With broad community support, Stivers provides life-defining experiences for its students.

Our belief is substantiated by the scholarships, honors, and the life achievements of our graduates. That’s why we do it.

What We Do

Material Needs

Including the purchase of musical instruments, visual arts supplies, theatre costumes, formal dress, music and much more.

After School

As well as summer programs which are part of Stivers’ Extended Day/Extended Year initiative.


To art competitions and other performance opportunities.

Summer Scholarships

To programs at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Soup Dressed Up

An annual community event conducted by the ceramics department.


Music, theatre, written and spoken word, dance, film and video held throughout the year including the Stivers Celebrates holiday program.

Stivers Photo Auction

An exhibition and sale of works from photographers around the world organized by the photography department.

Savor Your Sunday

Special brunches held each Sunday in February at Coco’s Bistro with music performances by Stivers students

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Tax deductible donations may be made by mail—with a check, payable to the seedling Foundation:

The seedling Foundation
P. O. Box 1858
Dayton, OH 45401-1858


Donate online using the link below.

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