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.

Merger to Facilitate Growth of Mentoring Programs

Arizona Quest for Kids and Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk both provided mentoring and enrichment programs for at-risk Arizona students. In 2010, the two organizations, which had similar missions and visions, began to explore merging their operations in order to provide enhanced services to their communities and constituents. The Lodestar Foundation made two grants to help fund merger services. Funds from the first grant were used to complete research and analysis for a merger assessment. The second grant funded the facilitation and implementation of the merger plan; the merged organizations became New Pathways for Youth.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$13,500
Year Granted
2011
Grantee
New Pathways for Youth
Location
AZ - Arizona