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OliveSeed Foundation is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit public charity organization (EIN 82-1693564).

Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible as allowed by law.

P.O. Box 60713, Palo Alto, California 94306

Inspiring a love of learning

OUR MISSION is to inspire the next generation to be learners, critical thinkers, and ultimately ethical leaders and changemakers. We collaborate at the grassroots level with teachers, students, conservationists, and community members in rural areas of Morocco and Kenya to develop high-quality libraries and programs in literacy and environmental education that empower young people with knowledge. ​

GOALS FOR 2019-20



  • tech + web workshop

  • library development, Phase 2

  • expand library access
    to nearby public schools



Last year, we developed the first English library in one of the most under-resourced regions of the country: the Rif Mountains. This year, we will expand our library program in this critical area.



  • wildlife club for Mara Girls, a pilot project for the region

  • workshop + nature journalism for young Moroccans

We're happy to report that we have earned the 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofits.

Interview with Kenyan wildlife conservationist Amos Kipeen: 

"Tell Us About Conservation Today in the Maasai Mara"

by Mohcine El-alji, OliveSeed Morocco

From the blog

Students in the Morocco Library Project network participated in the 2019 Mediterranean Rooted Everyday short story competition, about preserving biodiversity through traditional practices. Enjoy these two stories that came in first in their age groups.

Stay tuned in 2020 for a Morocco Library Project environment-themed writing program.

"Everyone is breathing books, and that IS my school now... What might seem to be a little for some is really a treasure to others."

~Abdelhaq Elkouar

English teacher, Erfoud, Morocco