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.

Online Grantmaker Learning System

Launched in 2010 under the leadership of the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, LearnPhilanthropy implemented a vision of creating a field-wide, robust system for grantmaker learning. In 2011, the Lodestar Foundation provided LearnPhilanthropy a challenge grant to engage a business planning consultant to help the newly-formed organization develop a sustainable business model. The knowledge-building site is now housed at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

Grant Information

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