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.

Nonprofits Dedicated to Lung Cancer Eradication Merge

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and The Lung Cancer Alliance provide research, raise awareness of the disease and support lung cancer patients.  The combined organizations have raised over $130 million for lung cancer research and programs and both are dedicated to changing the conversation around lung cancer, removing the stigma it carries as a “smoker’s disease.”  The nonprofits realized that a merger would provide easier succession planning, scale, complementary programs and increased fundraising opportunities.  An engagement to explore a merger was partially funded by a grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Lung Cancer Alliance