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.

Creation of Association for Greater Leverage

There are 63 Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) operating 600 sites in New York State serving 1.7 million patients, with half of the clinics in New York City.  A group of nine FQHCs in New York State are working together to create an Independent Practice Association (IPA), an association of physicians and primary healthcare providers that will allow them to jointly negotiate rates and more efficiently bill Managed Care Organizations for services provided.  The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a grant to help cover facilitation fees. 

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Hudson River, IPA Inc.
NY - New York