The PaperSeed Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved and resource-lacking communities around the world. We envision a world where all children have the opportunity to obtain a quality education and believe that local leaders know best how to improve their own communities. The foundation is eager to partner with strong local leaders and community based organizations that have well defined, goal-orientated projects for the direct benefit of children and young people in their communities.
PaperSeed is grateful to CellMark, who underwrites all operating and administrative expenses for the foundation, thus allowing 100 percent of donations to directly benefit innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and projects working to strengthen education.
CellMark is one of the world’s foremost providers of supply chain services to the pulp and paper industry, and has expanded to included chemicals, metals and solid biofuels in the last few years. Today, group sales exceed USD $3.8 billion and the company operates six specialized product divisions, each focusing on a basic product category. The product divisions are represented and supported by CellMark’s global network of 65 offices in 30 countries — as well as a large number of representatives in other locales. CellMark’s sourcing activities extend to more than 80 countries, with sales in about 125 markets.
PaperSeed has the unique opportunity of working together with CellMark, business partners of CellMark and local community-based organizations to create deep and lasting impact in underserved communities. By harnessing global networks, PaperSeed creates coalitions between employees, local communities, NGOs and businesses that are committed to strengthening education.
Our innovative and collaborative approach has been profiled in a nonprofit textbook, “Social Entrepreneurship: An Evidence –based Approach to Creating Social Value,” by Chao Guo and Wolfgang Bielefeld, and the Foundation belongs to the International Education Funders Group and the Central Compact on Learning Donor Network supported by the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.
PaperSeed now offers Corporate Social Responsibility Services including:
- NGO due diligence and project management
- Branded marketing materials
- Branded newsletters
- Assistance creating a CSR page on your website
- Annual reports & presentations