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 Food Providers

Combined, the Arkansas Foodbank and Arkansas Rice Depot had more than 60 years of experience fighting hunger in Arkansas, one of the most food-insecure states in the nation.  Realizing that they had compatible missions, complementary programs and unique strengths, a merger of the two organizations was a natural next step.  The combined nonprofit has realized efficiencies in operations and allowed assets to be redeployed to better serve food insecure individuals, children and families in Arkansas. The Lodestar Foundation provided partial funding for a consultant to help with the design and delivery of a comprehensive and strategic integration plan. 

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Arkansas Foodbank
AR - Arkansas