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 Four Organizations in the Field of Jewish Innovation

Bikkurim, Joshua Venture Group, PresenTense and Upstart Bay Area provide capacity building support to startups and emerging leaders serving the Jewish community.  The organizations realized that there was a lot of overlap among their programs and funders, which created confusion for their clients and competition for funding.  In order to better serve their community, the organizations engaged a consultant to help them explore a merger, and in October 2016, all four organizations announced their intention to merge.  A grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded a portion of the costs of the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$4,000
Year Granted
2017
Grantee
UpStart
Location
CA - California