Cultural Media Services Inc.

413 Western Drive, Suite 15
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3078
(831) 423-2323

Josh Wagner
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1985
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2001
Number of sponsored projects: 25

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We generally charge a fee of 10% and ask for a small initial payment toward that fee.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Other: Your programs must be exclusively charitable, educational, etc., and you must be based in California.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Organization description:
We've sponsored a variety of projects, from the arts, to social activism, to publishing, to providing medical equipment for public hospitals, and we're open to any good "fit." We're very attentive to the detailed needs of our sponsored programs, based on our almost 28 years' experience in the nonprofit sector. Our Executive Director's professional career also involves consulting and IRS compliance for the nonprofit sector.

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