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 Two Educational Media Nonprofits

An award-winning, non-profit media production company focused on education, Learning Matters (LM) had produced over 30 documentaries and hundreds of hours of reporting segments for PBS NewsHour. Supported almost entirely by private funding, LM needed a sustainable financial strategy when its founder announced his retirement.  With the assistance of a consultant, an acquisition of LM was made by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), the publisher of Education Week, considered by many to be the “go-to“ news source for the pre-k to 12th grade education sector. A portion of the costs related to the acquisition were funded through a grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$19,000
Year Granted
2015
Grantee
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE)
Location
National