RAISE OUR ROOTS: TRANSITIONS

‘Tis the Season for Change & Renewal


It’s the season of transitions and we’re inviting you to help us get into this next chapter together. We need your help now more than ever to grow our village of teachers, storytellers, artists, and healers that make up our SEAD ecosystem. Since 2011, we’ve been changing the way we do creative community building through language, storytelling, and gathering.


It takes a village to raise $20,000 before the end of the year.


Our work is critical and gets at the root of changing narratives and growing imaginations through storytelling and our cultural assets. As cultural organizers, we’ve pivoted to responding to our Southeast Asian diaspora communities during their greatest time of need through what we know and do best.

Here’s a look at what we’ve done so far.



Will you join the village?

We invite you to join in the #RaiseOurRoots movement by donating to our work so we can keep thriving. We’re doing away with the gala this year to celebrate your support and community. Any contribution level is appreciated and we’ll show you our gratitude with goodies.

$20,000 will go towards sustaining our team and strengthening our work.

Our impact this year, so far... 

  • 10,000+ reached with our programs, initiatives, and campaigns
  • 1,000+ care packages to families
  • 500+ PPEs to BIPOC organizations and community members
  • $15,000+ financial aid to impacted youths and families
  • Growing our cultural organizing work

Donate to SEAD

Contribute with dollars, your time, or an in-kind donation and share our campaign with your friends and family to do the same.

Volunteer with SEAD

We could use all the help we need with our work. Reach out to us at hi@theseadproject.org.

Share your story

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated on the campaign using hashtag #RaiseOurRoots and share your story of a reimagined future post-2021.

To learn more about our programs and projects, go to SEAD’s About Us page, Digital Library, and YouTube.


Southeast Asian diasporas growing social empowerment ecosystems through cultural organizing, critical language, and just storytelling.


  • Did you know that the US has some of the largest populations of active Southeast Asian diasporas? Our homebase Minnesota has over 200,000+ Southeast Asian communities.
  • SEAD is the only Southeast Asian-centered nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that was founded in 2011 by a refugee woman and led by a staff and board that is made 100% representative of the communities we serve. 
  • We have cultural arts programs offered every Spring and Fall. 
  • We work with a team of linguists, scholars, designers, healers, artists and storytellers.

All donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 47-4088420. Join the movement by using #RaiseOurRoots and follow us on social media and our website www.theseadproject.org.

Feel free to reach out to us at hi@theseadproject.org for all inquiries.