I am trying to discover a word that means seeing things from another persons perspective or acting for the benefit of a specific person or group of persons, but distinct from altruistic.
Perhaps this will fill the need;
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish. "it was an entirely altruistic act"
synonyms: unselfish, selfless, compassionate, kind, public-spirited; More charitable, benevolent, beneficent, philanthropic, humanitarian;
"the desire is to appear purely altruistic with no apparent expectation
showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another