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Collaboration Exploration Results in Strategic Partnership Among California Grantmakers Associations

Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers are the three regional associations of grantmakers in California, serving as the voices of philanthropy in their communities and providing professional development, networking, and collaboration opportunities for philanthropists. Given their similar goals and challenges, the three organizations sought to develop a strategic partnership. The Lodestar Foundation provided a challenge grant for a consultant to help the three associations explore collaboration opportunities. As a result, the organizations announced the formation of Philanthropy California, a joint initiative to create collaborative programming, advocate for public policy with a united voice, coordinate statewide communications, and consolidate back-office administration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $10,000

Year Granted: 2014

Grantee: Southern California Grantmakers

Location: CA - California

Grantee Website: Southern California Grantmakers