The Beanstalk Foundation has come a long way. Follow the timeline below to learn more.
1959 - Uncle Vernon, the original Gardener/remarkable neighbor, inspires Beanstalk Foundation Founder Ted Stolberg to trust in the power of driven individuals.
1993 - Ted Stolberg founds Stolberg Equity Partners, a for-profit investment firm that believed first and foremost that only great leaders can inspire great employees to make great things happen.
1995 - Stolberg creates The Children’s Seedling Fund. It begins investing in community leaders on the same model that great people inspire great works, with a focus on helping children, ages 12 and under. It donates to Hour Children and Summer Quest that year.
1996 - 1999 - The Children’s Seedling Fund thrives, working with projects across the country, including Julie Candela’s SPROUT program, Friends Homeless Shelter and the Adoption Exchange.
2000 - Forbes Magazine features The Children’s Seedling Fund, focusing on how small grants given to the right leaders and projects can accomplish incredible results.
2001 - 2007 - The Children’s Seedling Fund continues, reaching out to causes of all kinds, including: mentoring, teen pregnancy, homelessness, ecology, cultural history, and health.
2008 - The Children’s Seedling Fund registers as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the Beanstalk Foundation is born. Beanstalk will use a web platform, consulting services, fiscal agency and more to help remarkable leaders leverage new technologies and change the face of philanthropy.