Leveraging Philanthropy and Collaboration

The Lodestar Foundation seeks to expand the overall capacity of the social sector by promoting philanthropy, volunteering, public service, nonprofit collaboration and other business practices.

15-Year-Old Organizations Merge to Provide More Volunteers for Nonprofits

Common Impact and Taproot Foundation connect skilled, private-sector volunteers with nonprofits through pro-bono consulting projects. The two organizations realized that they had complementary strengths including leadership development programs, corporate partnerships, a global footprint, and a robust online platform that connect volunteers and nonprofits.  A SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration grant provided partial funding for a consulting engagement to explore a merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$11,250
Year Granted
2017
Grantee
Taproot Foundation; Common Impact
Location
National