Center for Transformative Action

Anabel Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-6202
Website: www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Contact:
Della Herden
Director of Operations
ctaoffice@cornell.edu

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1972
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1972
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We charge a percentage fee of 8-10% of revenues for Model A, and 5-8% of revenues for Model C.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: transformative social change
  • Geographic: Project must be located in New York State, although programming can occur outside of the state. Project does not have 501(c)3 status for proposed work under CTA. Project must demonstrate an innovative approach to addressing a social issue. Project must manifest the principles of Transformative Action, through its programming and/or organizational approach. Project must have a not-for-profit purpose. Projects outside of Tompkins County must have a minimum first-year budget of $24,000 and minimum second-year budget of $72,000.
  • Has an advisory group

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: transformation through the arts
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Other: alternative media and information

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Visibility on CTA publicity materials, including website, social media, email newsletter, and print materials.

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

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Center for Transformative Action is an alliance of individuals and organizations inspired by principles of nonviolence and committed to bold action for justice, sustainability and peace. Our center supports change-makers with the tools to build thriving, inclusive communities that work for everyone. We serve our member organizations, the public and Cornell University by offering educational programs and strategic organizational resources.

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