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 of Fair-Trade-Review Organizations

Fair Trade USA is the certifier of "Fair Trade" products in the United States which indicates to consumers that the supply chain for a given product gives farmers fair prices and workers safe conditions.  Social Accountability International (SAI) was founded to advance the human rights of workers around the world.  As the two leading organizations in the business of certifying and training in the "goodness" of factories, supply chains, etc., they began discussion of a merger to resolve succession issues and to increase the impact achieved by both organizations. A grant was made by The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration to partially fund consulting fees associated with the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Social Accountability International (SAI)