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 Wildlife Advocacy Nonprofits

The Center for Native Ecosystems and Colorado Wild, two Colorado-based nonprofit conservation organizations that worked on issues related to wildlife, biodiversity and habitat protection in the state, had previously collaborated on preserving wildlife corridors. The organizations targeted their work on different geographic areas: the Center for Native Ecosystems concentrated its efforts on Bureau of Land Management lands while Colorado Wild focused on National Forest lands. In 2011 the organizations merged and became Rocky Mountain Wild. Now the largest organization in the field of wildlife, biodiversity and habitat protection in Colorado, the merged organization has greater resources to recruit members and advocate on behalf of pro-conservation legislation. The Lodestar Foundation provided the organizations a challenge grant to raise funds for one-time merger-related expenses.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Rocky Mountain Wild
CO - Colorado