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.

Exploring a Merger of Two STEM Education Program Providers

Techbridge Girls is a nationally-recognized leader in providing after-school and summer science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) programming to low-income girls in middle school.  Expanding Your Horizons encourages middle schools to pursue STEM careers and education. The nonprofits decided to explore a merger to address staffing and succession planning needs, in addition to providing consistent program content and geographic expansion opportunities.  An engagement to explore a merger was partially funded by a grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration.

Grant Information

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SeaChange Capital Partners