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 Youth Empowerment Nonprofits

Youth Re:Action Corps (YRC), an Arizona nonprofit, and New Global Citizens (NGC), based in California, had a similar mission of encouraging local students to resolve issues that were of importance to them and to expand their horizons by connecting with students around the world.  Recognizing the synergy between the two organizations and the opportunity to avoid duplication of efforts, YRC merged into NGC.  The Lodestar Foundation underwrote a portion of the merger expenses.  Subsequently, NGC was acquired by VIF International Education, enabling continuation of NGC’s mission of inspiring young people around the world to think about impact beyond their classrooms.
    VIF International Education (VIF) is expanding beyond the classroom with its relaunch of New Global Citizens (NGC)

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$45,000
Year Granted
2007
Grantee
VIF International
Location
International