SeaChange makes seedexploratory, and implementation grants to encourage and support mergers, joint-ventures, programmatic alliances and others types of formal, long-term collaboration between nonprofits. Although we will consider transactions in every issue area and involving organizations of all sizes, we only makes grants in situations where independent, flexible, and fast funding can play a material role in the exploration, structuring or successful completion of a transaction. We will not consider transactions that have been completed, or that appear to be on-track and well-funded. As a neutral, credible, experienced outside party willing to invest time and money, SeaChange seeks to work constructively with the funders, boards, and leaders of organizations considering transactions as a catalyst for sensible action.


Organizations predominantly providing service in New York City should apply through the New York Merger and Collaboration Fund. Groups operating in Greater Philadelphia should apply to the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund.  Organizations in other geographies should apply to the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration. In advance of filling in an application for any of these funds please feel free to contact Jess Cavagnero at