The Foundation Seed Program (FSP) is an organized service unit at the University of California, Davis, in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. It is administered through the Department of Plant Sciences. The program was created in 1937 for the following purposes:
- To grow, increase, and maintain seed of cultivars developed by University of California and other public plant breeders.
- To maintain genetic purity.
- To insure certified seed of these cultivars is made available to the public upon advance request.