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.

Philanthropy in the Southwestern US

Arizona State University (ASU) is America’s largest university. Its previously-existing center for nonprofit education had been functioning well as a local and national nonprofit resource, with over 1,000 students enrolled in its programs and hundreds of nonprofits taking advantage of its offerings. Research, education, nonprofit assistance and community programs, all managed through the center, bolster the nonprofit sector and allow for assessment and knowledge sharing in the community. However, because there was no central location for philanthropy scholarship and education in the southwest, the Lodestar Foundation entered into a partnership with ASU to incorporate into the existing center a local and regional resource for philanthropy. The enhanced center – named The Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation - has the means and vision to become the premier resource in the Southwest. Because of the Center’s already preeminent position in the industry, it has the tools to grow into a hub for research, scholarship and promotion of philanthropy nationwide, while catapulting Arizona into a leading role in the growth of philanthropy.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
$5,000,000
Year Granted
2012
Timeframe
Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee
The Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
Location
AZ - Arizona