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 Nonprofits Supporting Dancers

Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD) was a national counseling and scholarship organization helping newly retired dancers move into second careers. The Actor’s Fund (AF) provides assistance to performing arts and entertainment industry professionals including social services, healthcare, employment, housing, and emergency financial assistance. Despite its success, CTFD recognized that it needed to be part of a larger organization to sustain its programs. A merger with AF provided the answer for both organizations to have sustained growth and serve a larger population.  The The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded some of the one-time costs of the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
The Actor?s Fund (AF)