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.

Promotion of Second Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Experience Matters is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to create opportunities for meaningful work and service by experienced individuals transitioning from their midlife for-profit careers into high impact nonprofit work. The organization’s Encore Fellows program, which launched in 2011, provides a stipend to each Encore Fellow, who works for up to 12 months with a nonprofit organization. The Lodestar Foundation provided funds for initial curriculum development and marketing of the program.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
Grant awarded over multiple years
Experience Matters
AZ - Arizona