SeaChange Capital Partners is a nonprofit merchant bank. Our mission is to enable transactions that increase the impact of nonprofits while offering leveraged funding opportunities for donors.
We focus in four areas:
Nonprofit Collaboration: We manage two funds – the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration and the New York Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund – that make grants to encourage and support mergers, acquisitions, joint-ventures, and others types of formal, long-term collaboration between nonprofits.
High-Impact Credit: In alliance with the Contact Fund, we make flexible, high-impact loans to nonprofits in New York City that have real estate, working capital, or expansion-related financing needs.
Advisory Services: On a very selective basis, we provide financial and transaction-oriented advisory services to nonprofits at important moments in their development. These include financial analysis, financial model-building and scenario planning, term sheet development, transaction-support, and readiness assessment.
Market-Making: We strive to “make markets” within our network by connecting parties with complementary goals. We also convene groups around topics of common interest that seem likely to lead to transactions.
Our vision is of a philanthropic market where information flows freely, facilitating greater impact through increased and more effective funding, knowledge sharing, and coordinated action.