Harvey Fellows Program
In 2022 the Foundation invested $226,000 in support of 19 graduate students preparing to enter strategic vocations in academia, the arts, and the marketplace.
The Mustard Seed Foundation initiated the Harvey Fellows Program in 1992 to mark, equip, and encourage followers of Jesus Christ who seek to actively integrate their faith and vocations as leaders in strategic occupations where Christians appear to be underrepresented. This idea grew from our understanding of God as Creator and Redeemer, not only of human beings, but also of society's disciplines and structures. Our desire is to identify, prepare, and celebrate this generation's Josephs, Lydias, Daniels, and Esthers - Christians who will assume positions of leadership and influence in society. The award is given to outstanding students enrolled at a premier graduate degree program and is therefore very competitive. Harvey Fellows typically attend schools considered by professionals to be among the top five globally in a given subject area or specialty.
In early 2019 MSF awarded a 5-year $250,000 grant to allow the HFAB to establish a new entity to take over the vision of the Harvey Fellowship as MSF makes plans to sunset at the end of 2023. The new entity is called 28twelve Foundation and is led by an interim executive director, Kristen Gustavson (HF 2004).
In February, 2021 Mustard Seed Foundation selected its final group of nine Fellows. 28twelve selected its first cohort of fellows in February, 2022.