Your donation goes further on Colorado Gives Day!
Thanks to a generous supporter, all gifts to Seeds of Hope that are made through Colorado Gives Day will be matched 1:1 (up to $15,000). Seeds of Hope provides scholarship assistance to families in K-8 schools who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education.
Children need Catholic education now more than ever, and families need Seeds of Hope scholarships!
In response to our inflationary environment and rising cost of living in Colorado, Seeds of Hope is working to help more families than ever before. We’ve increased our eligibility guidelines this year so we can reach more families. We have seen a 20% increase in students in need of financial assistance. We need our community’s help to support these families.
Hope Scholarships address the opportunity gap for low-income families trying to break the cycle of poverty. Parents make significant sacrifices to contribute to the cost of tuition to ensure their children receive a Catholic education. We know that a quality education and the beauty of the Catholic faith provides these children with a life full of opportunities.
Please consider a gift to help us fulfill our mission and make an impact on the lives of God’s children.
Charity Navigator, the largest and most used evaluator of nonprofits in the nation, recently awarded Seeds of Hope with an evaluation score of 98.5 for executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities. This puts Seeds of Hope in the highest tier of evaluated nonprofits.
Seeds of Hope helps families who want the benefits of a Catholic education for their children but fear they can’t afford it.
Rocio Cortes learned about Seeds of Hope when her younger sister transferred to Sts. Peter and Paul School because she had been bullied at her previous public school.
As a single mother of four boys under the age of five, Cortes was struggling with her own challenges when Sr. Mary Patrice invited her to send her boys to Sts. Peter and Paul.
“I was scared because I didn’t think my family was worthy to be at a Catholic school,” Cortes said.
Cortes felt welcomed right away and she was struck by how her boys began to fall in love with Jesus and their faith. Watching her boys pray and prepare for their sacraments through school, Cortes fell in love with the Eucharist too.
After being raised Lutheran, Cortes completed her sacraments and joined the Catholic Church on Easter last year.
“I prayed a lot about how God wanted me to live my life,” she said. “Faith has grown in my home, and I see how my boys will share what they’ve learned with their peers and future families."
The Cortes boys are flourishing in their education and their faith thanks to Seeds of Hope.
“I like that I can learn to spend time with Jesus at school,” said son Othello. “This helps me be my best.”
“What I like most about Sts. Peter and Paul is the amazing education I’m getting,” said son DeAndre. “Right now, I’m learning about quadratics and I’m good at it!”
Rocio Cortes enjoys being part of the school mission to bring hope to families like hers as they navigate the difficulties of life.
“I pray that God rewards all who help make it possible for us to attend this school. My boys are growing into the young men God created them to be and I am so proud,” Cortes said. “My hope is that they will continue to stay strong in their faith so that they will show God’s love to everyone they meet.”
Seeds of Hope provides more than 1,000 K-8 scholarships a year to families like the Cortes Family who want a faith-filled education for their children. For more information or to make a donation, call 303-715-3127, or visit seedsofhopedenver.org.