The Loadstar Foundation: seeking hapiness through philanthropy

Our Grant Philosophy

While we are very focused in our grantmaking and will consider funding only organizations, projects and programs that further our mission, our grants are designed to leverage Lodestar’s assets to the fullest extent possible. Not only do we try to maximize strategic impact by focusing on projects that support systemic changes in the way nonprofits conduct business, we generally leverage our funds by establishing challenge and matching grant requirements which may be applicable to our grantees and their boards as well as third parties. We generally require our grantees to report to us periodically for at least two years after funding to let us know how the grant has impacted their work.

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Along with our financial support, we often provide technical assistance to our grantees through our own staff and through outside consultants. We work with prospective grantees, often over extended time periods and in incremental funding steps, to help them achieve their goals.