Palms for Life Fund

4 West 43rd Street Suite 611
New York, NY 100136
(212) 764-7259

Hannah Laufer-Rottman
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2006
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2014
Number of sponsored projects: 1

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
The Sponsorship Fee ranges from 7% to 10% depending on the level of the sponsorhip. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Access to Food, Water and Sanitation and Education for All
  • Minimum budget: $10,000

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Education: Particularly Primary Education
  • Health/nutrition: Sanitation, Access to water, School Feeding, Nutirional Information Sharing, Food Habits
  • International development: Furthering the UN Millennium Development Goals with a particular focus on Food, Water and Sanitation and Education
  • Women: Girls' Education and Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Other: Art for Life, as a fundraising mechanism whereby net proceeds support our social development projects worldwide

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing: Annual External Audit
  • Bill paying
  • Organizational development
  • Other: Overall Program Management including Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainibility and Resutls Assessment

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

  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project: All activities or projects that we sponsor are part of our portfolio even if implemented by an outside contractor.
  • Model E, Supporting Organization
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Palms for Life is a US-based nonprofit founded in 2006 by Hannah Laufer-Rottman, a former longtime employee of the U.N. World Food Programme. The organization mobilizes resources to support social development projects in the areas of food, water, sanitation and education with a strong emphasis on girls’ participation. The philosophy of Palms for Life is always universal: we want ALL individuals in the world to have access to all the food, water, toilets, education … they need to live a healthy life, and we want this to happen NOW and we want to do it RIGHT, in alliance with others.

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