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.

Our Philanthropic Philosophy

The Lodestar Foundation was created to put into practice a set of five interrelated sequential principles. These principles form the basis upon which Lodestar’s mission has been developed.


The basic goal of all humans is inner happiness. Learn more about the relationship between happiness and philanthropy.


Happiness can only be found by identifying and striving to achieve a meaningful purpose for one's existence.


One meaningful purpose is to endeavor to help one's fellow man. Learn more about the concept of Giving While Living.


Although there are countless ways to help, ultimately the ability to help is limited by one's time, money and other resources.


Leveraging resources and applying them to processes can maximize the impact of helping others and thereby magnify the opportunity to achieve happiness.