Eager to get started with your project or social cause? We help you with the fiscal management compliance.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Fiscal Sponsorship lets your project operate under the legal and tax status of an already-registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. It is a type of business partnership available in the nonprofit world that has helped countless small community projects test their service models or even become full-fledged nonprofits themselves.

Fiscal Sponsorship is a proven and cost-effective way to start a nonprofit organization or bring an idea to life. Your fiscal sponsor takes care of the administrative functions of finance, legal compliance, and risk management for your project, so you can focus on implementing mission-based programs and services. With your fiscal sponsor’s tax-exempt status, you can also pursue grants and solicit tax-deductible donations.

Who This Is For?

Fiscal sponsorship is for you if:

  • You have a community project or social cause that has raised or is ready to raise funds, and you’re not incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
  • You have a coalition, network, or conference committee that isn’t a registered 501(c)3.
  • You have a for-profit that wants to raise funds for a social cause related to your business.
  • You have an innovative project looking to test a concept.
  • You have an existing project that needs to reduce administrative costs and overhead.
  • You have a nonprofit that isn’t interested in seeking 501(c)3 status.

If any of these apply to you, you’re in the right place.

Which Fiscal Sponsorship Model Is Right For You?

For Unincorporated Projects
(You do not have an EIN)

Model A

Fiscal Sponsorship Model A, also known as Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship, is designed for projects that don’t have any business structure attached. It’s called ‘comprehensive’, because if offers a wide range of services that you might not already have in place, such as a dedicated bookkeeper or general liability insurance.

For Incorporated Entities
(You have an EIN)

Model C

Model C is appropriate for entities such as for-profit corporations, associations, coalitions, conference committees, and even nonprofits that do not have 501(c)3 status but would like to raise funds and write grants.

Fees

With all of the support the we provide for our fiscally sponsored projects, there must be a catch, right?

For projects under Fiscal Sponsorship Model A, our fees range between 8% and 10% of your monthly revenue.
For projects under Fiscal Sponsorship Model C, our fee is 6% to 7% when your revenue is below $100,000/month, and only 6% when your revenue is $100,000 or more within a month.
Due to the extra time it takes to manage the requirements for federal grants, we add an extra 3% to our fees in both models for income that comes from public sources.