Hope in the Time of Change

In the time of transitions, we need to reinvigorate and recenter our foundation as a way to ground ourselves for the future. We invite you to recenter with us and move forward together in this time of change. We need your help now more than ever to grow our village of teachers, storytellers, artists, and healers that make up our SEAD ecosystem. The pandemic and challenges have taught us to keep hope and reimagine what it means to creatively build community in our work, our team, our organization, and our community. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an opportunity and time for us to reflect and celebrate the generations, histories, legacies, and stories that live in all of us...and to hold hope in the time of change.

Let's recenter together and raise $10,000 this May.

Our work is critical in how we approach changing narratives and growing imaginations through storytelling and our cultural assets. We continue to grow our work as cultural organizers to respond and support our Southeast Asian diaspora communities during their greatest time of need.

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

Will you join us in planting new roots?

In the past few years, SEAD has been reimagining the jungle that makes our ecosystem and people, like you, who make it possible. We invite you to join in the #SEAusBloom #SEADTransitions #GiveInMay #aapiheritagemonth movement by donating to our work so we can keep thriving. During Give in May and AAPI Heritage Month, we're joining with others to celebrate our community and your continuous support. Any contribution level is appreciated and we’ll find joy in showing you our gratitude.

$10,000 will go towards sustaining our team and strengthening our work.

Some facts and highlights about SEAD’s work over the years... 

  • 10,000+ reached with our programs, initiatives, and campaigns.
  • $15,000+ financial aid to impacted youths and families.
  • Changed to a co-leadership model and started to reimagine what that looks like as we try to work within a system that wasn't built with equity and BIPOC leadership in mind. We have been diving deep into the work on our internal infrastructure by focusing intentionally on our organizational development, to sustain our capacity, and support our small and mighty team.
  • Collaborated with community coalition partners from Asian Minnesotan Alliance for Justice to Yes4Minneapolis, pushing for transformative approaches to public safety through a national campaign, responding to the uptick in anti-Asian hate in our institutions through better reporting and mutual resourcing, and solidarity building with our BIPOC partners.
  • Expanded our cultural organizing work, which included the premier of Rad Cafe Reflection Series, a podcast featuring community members sharing their journey on critically engaging with political systems and legacies that impact Southeast Asians in the past, present, and future.

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

Share your story

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated on the campaign using hashtag #SEAusBloom #SEADTransitions #GiveInMay #aapiheritagemonth and share your story and hopes in the time of transitions.

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


The Blooming SEADS Circle is a monthly donor program to help build the next five years of Southeast Asian culture, just storytelling, and social change. Last year we started a movement rooted in SEA languages, voices, and stories. Your monthly support allows us to expand our work and rapidly respond to the issues that matter the most to our communities. Join the movement and help us bloom!



$10+ Monthly


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When you join the Blooming SEADs Circle, you’ll receive:

  • Recognition on website and social media
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to Community Thank You event
  • 10% discount on Soon Shop
  • Special welcome kit
Join the Blooming SEADs Circle

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 sharing our SEA Us Bloom + Give in May Campaign, using the hashtags #SEAusBloom #SEADTransitions #GiveInMay #aapiheritagemonth, subscribing to our newsletter on our website, and following us on social media @plantthesead.

Feel free to reach out to us at for all inquiries.