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.

Curated Convening to Protect U.S. Democracy

Stand Up Ideas, Inc. and Protect Democracy jointly convened about 100 of the most influential civic leaders from nonprofit, government, media and academic institutions across the political spectrum working to defend democratic norms, ideals and institutions. The convening provided a platform for leading thinkers, reformers and activists to collaborate on workable, near-term solutions to protect U.S. democracy against the increased risk of authoritarian government. Working through an interactive small-group process, the participants identified a number of pressing issues, with accompanying action items, to facilitate change. Post-Summit activities include continued collaboration around the key issues, as well as a second group convening in the fall of 2018. Grants from Lodestar provided major support for both the initial Summit and the second Summit.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$25,000
Year Granted
2017
Grantee
Represent US Education Fund
Location
DC - District Of Columbia