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Donating to our General Fund allows The Tiny Seed to allocate funds to urgent projects, or projects that need just that extra final push to meet their funding goals. We will duly send you project implementation updates and progress reports corresponding to your contribution.

We facilitate the chance for you to be a regular monthly donor too. The Recurring Monthly Donation option merely acts as a reminder tool for monthly donations. We will send you a link which will remind you to make your donation by directing you to the website. In no way will money be deducted from your account without your authority.

You can cancel the recurring payment reminder option at any point by visiting My Profile -> My History.
To donate to projects of your own choice, click here.

Terms and Conditions

I. Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website. You must be at least [18] years of age to use this website. By using this website [and by agreeing to these terms and conditions] you warrant and represent that you are at least [18] years of age.

II. License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, The Tiny Seed  owns the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
 
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution].

III. Acceptable Use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
 
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
 
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without The Tiny Seed's express written consent.

IV. No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  The Tiny Seed makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. 
 
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, The Tiny Seed does not warrant that: 

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.  [If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.]

V. Limitations of liability

The Tiny Seed will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website: 

  • [to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;]
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data. 

These limitations of liability apply even if The Tiny Seed has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

 VI. Preamble

The Tiny Seed is registered under the Kerala Trust Act having Reg. No. 350/IV/2013 dated 10 Dec 2013. The Tiny Seed is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the standards in facilities and tools available for a quality education in public and other low cost schools in Kerala.  It operates as a donation platform, channelling funds and resources to specific project requirements of needy and deserving schools.

The Trust works directly with schools and educational administrative authorities to understand their individual and collective requirements, and lists information related to these on the website. It helps fill the gap between the needs of a school as well as that of an interested donor.

VII. Object of The Trust

1. The Tiny Seed encourages contributions of any amount (small or big) towards a particular project. A single donor’s contribution need not cover the whole project cost, i.e., a project can be funded by multiple donors.

2. The Tiny Seed lists project requests of schools for interested donors to choose from and contribute to :

  • All projects listed are specific to the needs and requirements of each school. Corresponding project costs have been verified by The Tiny Seed.
  • Donors can choose their projects and donate (via card/net banking transfer).
  • Donations made to the Trust are routed to the school for their action.
  • While the responsibility of implementation rests with the individual school, the Trust ensures checks and visits to schools for follow up, on a periodic basis. Donation Receipts, Transparent accounts and project implementation updates will be emailed to donors upon donating to The Tiny Seed.
  • The Trust provides the option to donate to its general corpus which will be allocated to school projects at the discretion of The Tiny Seed according to the need of the hour.
  • All schools featured on our website operate with minimal or no fees charged to the poor children that attend the schools. The Trust does not collect funds for its own use, but solely for the benefit of the schools.
  • The Trust ensures that at least 85 percent of donations reach the chosen cause(s), with a maximum of 15 percent being utilised for the running expenses of the organisation.

VIII. Mission of the Organisation 

The mission of the trust is to build awareness about, and provide resources to Public and Low Cost Schools in Kerala, thereby striving to -

  •  Assist local educational and school authorities in finding novel and innovative ways to meet the needs and requests of the schools.
  • Provide an avenue for local and extended communities to be engaged and involved in building up the standards in the local schools
  • Create a comprehensive database of information related to public low cost schools, with specific reference to amenities provided in the schools. 

IX. Non-Refund of the donation (Cancellation and Refund Policies)​ 

1. All donations made towards project needs of schools as listed on The Tiny Seed are non-refundable upon payment having been made.

2. If a project does not reach full funding which results in the project falling through, donations already received for such projects will be reached to the general fund. This will in turn be allocated towards other open project needs of schools listed on the website. Corresponding receipts, accounts and implementation reports related to the new allocation will be duly sent to the respective donor, ensuring transparency of the process.

3. If any information is required, kindly write to The Tiny Seed at info@thetinyseed.org.

X. Disclaimer Policy 

1. The Tiny Seed is a charitable donation platform. It does not collect funds for its commercial use, but solely for the benefit of the schools which the organisation supports. The Trust ensures that at least 85 % of donations reach the chosen cause(s), with a maximum of 15 % being utilised for the running expenses of the organisation.

2. Donations made to The Tiny Seed are reached to the school for their action. The responsibility of implementation rests with the individual schools. However, The Tiny Seed ensures checks and balances to minimise chances of misuse or mismanagement of donations on the part of recipient schools. Transparent accounts and implementation updates are emailed to every donor upon donating to us. 

XI. Privacy Policy 

1. The Trust maintains a strict privacy policy. All contact and registration information collected is stored on a secure server and will not be misused by in any way. Donors can view & edit account information anytime.

2. Credit Card information is not stored. The CVV number is not captured. By entering details for transactions, the card of the donor will not be misused by The Trust for other online transactions. 

XII. Shipping and Delivery Policy 

The Tiny Seed is involved only in the business of accepting and channelling charitable donations for the needs of schools in Kerala.

Contact Us




The Tiny Seed
Building No. 5/796A, Varissery Junction,
Mariathuruthu P.O., Kottayam,
Kerala. Pin : 686027


info@thetinyseed.org


+91 481 2570103

Testimonials



  • "A targeted approach..money donated goes to the most urgent causes."



    Donor


  • "They have the right idea and implement it with dedication. Heartening to see them do such needy work."



    Donor


  • "The Tiny Seed does wonderful work for the public. With no personal agenda, they help schools like us in need."



    PTA President
    Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School, Kumarakom


  • "They make us think of the bigger picture. Our plans and dreams for our school will be a reality thanks to them."



    Headmaster
    PTM Govt. Higher Secondary School, Velloor


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1. All donations made towards project needs of schools as listed on The Tiny Seed are non-refundable upon payment having been made.
2. If a project does not reach full funding which results in the project falling through, donations already received for such projects will be reached to the general fund. This will in turn be allocated towards other open project needs of schools listed on the website. Corresponding receipts, accounts and implementation reports related to the new allocation will be duly sent to the respective donor, ensuring transparency of the process.
3. If any information is required, kindly write to The Tiny Seed at info@thetinyseed.org.


Disclaimer /

Disclaimer


1. The Tiny Seed is a charitable donation platform. It does not collect funds for its commercial use, but solely for the benefit of the schools which the organisation supports. The Trust ensures that at least 85 % of donations reach the chosen cause(s), with a maximum of 15 % being utilised for the running expenses of the organisation.
2. Donations made to The Tiny Seed are reached to the school for their action. The responsibility of implementation rests with the individual schools. However, The Tiny Seed ensures checks and balances to minimise chances of misuse or mismanagement of donations on the part of recipient schools. Transparent accounts and implementation updates are emailed to every donor upon donating to us.


Privacy Policy /

Privacy Policy


1. The Trust maintains a strict privacy policy. All contact and registration information collected is stored on a secure server and will not be misused by in any way. Donors can view & edit account information anytime.
2. Credit Card information is not stored. The CVV number is not captured. By entering details for transactions, the card of the donor will not be misused by The Trust for other online transactions.


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The Tiny Seed is involved only in the business of accepting and channelling charitable donations for the needs of schools in Kerala.


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Big Bag of Seeds

Donate to the General Fund

Donation Amount

Donations made to the general pool are allocated to the different urgent needs of schools, at the discretion of The Tiny Seed.
Read more

Donate to the General Fund


Donating to our General Fund allows The Tiny Seed to allocate funds to urgent projects, or projects that need just that extra final push to meet their funding goals. We will duly send you project implementation updates and progress reports corresponding to your contribution.

We facilitate the chance for you to be a regular monthly donor too. The Recurring Monthly Donation option merely acts as a reminder tool for monthly donations. We will send you a link which will remind you to make your donation by directing you to the website. In no way will money be deducted from your account without your authority.

You can cancel the recurring payment reminder option at any point by visiting My Profile -> My History.
To donate to projects of your own choice, click here.
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Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child’s Education For A Year

Donation Amount




Help students stay where they belong - in school!

A Year in the 9th/10th Grade(in an Aided School) : Rs. 2,500 *

A Year in the 11th/12th Grade (in a Govt. School) : Rs. 4,000 *


*Includes tuition, books, uniform and exam fees.
Note: Donations received post Jul 2016, will be utilised for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To know more : Write to us at info@thetinyseed.org

Feed Our Minds

Sponsor a Meal for a school for a month

Donation Amount



The Govt. Mid Day Meal Scheme is often the first meal of the day, for students from poor backgrounds in Govt. schools.

With your help, The Tiny Seed can provide a healthy supplement, or even a wholesome Breakfast – for an entire school, for an entire month.


To know more : Write to us at info@thetinyseed.org