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 Homeless-Serving Agencies

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) is one of the largest homeless services organizations in the State of California, with 22 locations from as far south as San Diego to as far north as San Luis Obispo, along with a new location soon to be established in San Jose.  PATH approached Casa Esperanza, a full-service residential wellness center for people experiencing homelessness in the City of Santa Barbara, to merge into one organization.  The combined organization will allow for significant leveraging of resources so that the two agencies can have a more significant impact on homelessness in Santa Barbara than either agency could have alone. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided an essential grant to offset a portion of the expenses associated with the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
PATH Santa Barbara
CA - California