Colorado Nonprofit Development Center

789 Sherman St. Ste. 250
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 855-0501

Melinda A. Higgs

Year organization became a 501(c)(3):
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1999
Number of sponsored projects: 66

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10% of project revenue; 14% of project revenue originating from a government source

Eligibility criteria:

  • Geographic: Must provide services that benefit the quality of life in Colorado.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: We will consider for fiscal sponsorship charitable groups that meet our criteria, geographic requirement, and sign and abide by our non-discrimination policy.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
The mission of Colorado Nonprofit Development Center is to foster the development of a healthy and vibrant nonprofit sector in Colorado by enhancing the effective and efficient use of community resources and supporting the development of charitable projects and nonprofits. We offer an innovative infrastructure that incubates emerging nonprofits and helps transitioning organizations move forward. We provide these organizations with programming guidance and strategic mentoring as well as administrative services such as financial management and human resources. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center currently serves as fiscal sponsor to 66 charitable groups and provides accounting services to 12 nonprofit organizations.

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