Fiscal Sponsorships

The Community Foundation serves as a sponsor of projects that have yet to receive tax exempt status but are in line with our mission.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Sponsorship services include the provision of non-profit 501 (c)(3) status to a project (thus making contributions tax-deductible), the receipting and managing of contributions, and the authorization and payment of grants and expenses from the fund created for the project. Sponsorship services do not include extensive administrative or fundraising support, or financial support. 

Who can apply?
The primary beneficiaries of sponsorship services are typically new charities without an IRS determination letter and community groups planning a specific, finite project that is clearly charitable in nature and in furtherance of the charitable purposes of the Foundation.

How can my group apply?
The Foundation requests that interested groups complete a detailed application form that includes (a) a description of the project; (b) its purpose, goals, and expected life span; (c) fundraising plans; (d) a list of advisory group members; (e) current and future budgets, bylaws and other organizational documentation; (f) and a concise statement of how the proposed fund meets the charitable purposes of the Foundation.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss their projects and applications with Foundation staff prior to submittal. From there, the Community Foundation's Board of Directors will review your application and make a decision about appropriate next steps.

To learn more about the application process or to receive our complete Application and Policy for Accepting Fiscal Sponsorship of Funds, please email us at .

To learn about our current Fiscally Sponsored Projects or to support them with a donation, click here.