Model


SeaChange champions nonprofits facing complex challenges and is a partner of choice for those seeking to help. Nonprofits are critical, yet too often the deck is stacked against them—they’re under-resourced and have little outside support.

We use our financial and transactional experience to guide, bring resources, and make connections to help nonprofits navigate complex challenges. We support them so they can become stronger and more sustainable. We develop mechanisms for funders to support them so that, together, we can build a healthier and more just society.

We work only in areas where we can be a critical resource for nonprofits. We pilot new ideas with our own resources before asking others to join us. We partner with our network where possible. We never compromise our values.

Funds

National

SeaChange-Lodestar

Grants to Date
132 / $2.2m
Minimum Participation
N/A
Inception Date
2009
Mission
Encourage and support alliances, mergers, joint-ventures, and others types of formal, sustained long-term collaborations between nonprofits
Participants
  • SeaChange
  • The Lodestar Foundation
Instrument
Seed, Exploratory and Implementation Grants
Goverance
SeaChange/Lodestar
To Learn More, Contact:
Lindsay Kijewski
lkijewski@seachangecap.org

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New York City

New York Merger and Collaboration Fund

Grants to Date
60 / $1.8m
Minimum Participation
$25k
Inception Date
2012
Mission
Encourage and support alliances, mergers, joint-ventures, and others types of formal, sustained long-term collaborations between nonprofits
Participants
  • SeaChange
  • The Clark Foundation
  • Booth Ferris
  • Altman Foundation
  • The Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Lodestar Foundation
  • 6 individuals
Instrument
Seed, Exploratory and Implementation Grants
Goverance
Investment Committee
To Learn More, Contact:
Jessica Cavagnero
jcavagnero@seachangecap.org

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Greater Philadelphia (five counties)

The Greater Philadelphia Repositioning Fund

Grants to Date
52 / $1.2m
Minimum Participation
$30k
Inception Date
2015
Mission
Encourage and support alliances, mergers, joint-ventures, and others types of formal, sustained long-term collaborations between nonprofits
Participants
  • SeaChange
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Barra Foundation
  • UWGPSNJ (United Way)
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Lodestar Foundation
  • Chubb Charitable
  • TD Bank
  • HealthSpark Foundation
  • Scattergood Foundation
  • Comcast/NBC Universal Foundation
Instrument
Seed, Exploratory and Implementation Grants
Goverance
Governance Committee of funders
To Learn More, Contact:
Nadya K. Shmavonian
nshmavonian@seachangecap.org

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Greater New York City

Contact Fund

Loans to Date
42 / $13.3m
Minimum Participation
$50k
Inception Date
2005
Mission
Flow capital from socially-motivated individual investors into nonprofits serving low-income communities in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Participants
  • SeaChange
  • 64 Socially-Motivated Individuals
Instrument
Loans of up to $600,000; 1-5 year term; Interest rate ~5%-6%
Goverance
Sole Member/ SeaChange
To Learn More, Contact:
Tajreena Tabassoom
ttabassoom@seachangecap.org

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New York City

New York Pooled Pri Fund

Loans to Date
16 / $15.1m
Minimum Participation
$500k
Inception Date
2014
Mission
Collectively source, evaluate, make and manage program-related investments for a group of NYC foundations to provide flexible, high-impact loans to nonprofits.
Participants
  • SeaChange
  • Altman Foundation
  • Thompson Family Foundation
  • The Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • The New York Community Trust
  • JM Kaplan Fund
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation
  • Mertz Gilmore
  • The Clark Foundation
  • Anonymous Foundation
Instrument
Loans of up to $1.5 million; 1-5 year term; Interest rate ~0%-6%
Goverance
Members Committee
To Learn More, Contact:
Tajreena Tabassoom
ttabassoom@seachangecap.org

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How
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We Welcome Your Support


We can only continue to champion nonprofits because of support from foundations and socially-motivated individuals. If you believe in nonprofits, and believe in our approach, we'd welcome you to join us as a "Friend of SeaChange". If you are involved with a nonprofit that SeaChange has helped, please consider "paying it forward" so that we can help others. Please email us to learn more about joining our funds.

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SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc. (“SeaChange”) is a Delaware non-stock corporation classified as a public charity that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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