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.

Minnesota-Based Organizations Merge to Provide Inclusive Health and Wellness

JustUs Health was created in late 2017 when the Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health Initiative created a new organization committed to leading the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual and cultural communities.  Rainbow Health had worked to collect data from people in the LGBTQ community across Minnesota to use for research, advocacy and education.  The Minnesota AIDS Project was the state’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  JustUs Health is now able to survey more people to expand its programs in more targeted ways, expand advocacy efforts for the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities, and engage new donors.  A grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded some of the one-time costs of the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
JustUs Health
MN - Minnesota