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.

Land Trusts Serving North and South Carolina Merge

Over 30,000 acres of farm, forest and natural land in the Carolinas is preserved each year thanks to the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and the Pacolet Area Conservancy. The organizations have a long history of successfully working together.  Taking the relationship to the next level occurred in 2017 when both boards approved a merger.   The combined organization combines deep program expertise and infrastructure with a large dedicated volunteer base.  A grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded a portion of the costs of the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Conserving Carolina
NC - North Carolina