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 Platform to Help Donors Make Philanthropic Decisions

Recognizing the tools such as online review and ratings posted by people who have volunteered or donated to nonprofits, as well as stories of people who have benefited from their services, help prospective donors and volunteers make informed choices, GreatNonprofits needed funding to increase the capacity of its web-based platform to facilitate partnerships with other online nonprofit databases. The Lodestar Foundation supported, through a series of challenge grants, the ability for GreatNonprofits to expand its online capabilities to permit users to rate more than 1.2 million nonprofits on their website or those of partner sites such as GuideStar.

Grant Information

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