In addition to the Pioneering grant for the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center described above, Lodestar has made additional grants to Arizona State University (ASU) for special projects designed to enhance academic excellence and support the greater ASU community. These additional grants total more than $6,600,000, making Lodestar’s total contribution to ASU almost $10,000,000.
In addition to our pioneering work in the growth and stabilization of the Alliance for Middle East Peace described above, Lodestar has made substantial investments in other nonprofits promoting peaceful relations between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East and supporting dialogue and accommodation among world leaders to to maintain peace in trouble spots around the globe. We invested a total of approximately $1,550,00 in nonprofits such as Global Leadership Foundation, American Friends of Forum 2000, Tanenbaum, EastWest Institute, J Street Education Fund, and U.S./Middle East Project. A complete list of investments can be found in the database.
Believing that all of our citizens are entitled to a free, fair and transparent democracy, Lodestar has invested in a number of nonprofits focused on defending democratic ideals, norms and institutions and promoting liberty, equality and truth. Among our investments, which total more than $1,200,000, are grants to Sunlight Foundation, Niskanen Center, Renew Democracy Initiative, Coalition for Integrity, McCain Foundation, Represent.US, and Stand Up Republic. A complete list of grantees can be found in the database.
In addition to the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center and the Free Expression Legal Network, both described in Pioneering Grants above, Lodestar has made grants of close to $850,000 to support additional projects and programs promoting equal rights and expanded access to justice for all U.S. residents. Grantees include Florence Immigration & Refugee Rights Project, Immigrant Scholarship Fund at Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, American Constitution Society rule of law project, and the Standing Project of Brookings Institution. A complete list of grantees can be found in the database.