William James Association

P.O. Box 1632
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(831) 607-8952
Website: www.williamjamesassociation.org

Laurie Brooks
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1972
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: Unknown
Number of sponsored projects: 6

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10% up to 15% depending on oversight required

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Other: Group must fit into our stated mission and determined by the board of directors to be compatible with our organization's areas of interest.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project

Organization description:
The William James Association promotes work service in the arts, environment, education, and community development. The WJA Prison Arts Project contracts with professional artists to provide in-depth, long-term arts experiences for incarcerated men and women. The Community Youth Arts Project contracts with professional artists to teach in alternative schools and detention facilities in Santa Cruz County. The William James Fiscal Sponsorship Program assists emerging nonprofit groups and community organizations by providing grant-related administrative support, receiving tax-deductible donations, and fiscal sponsorship.

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