The Learners Lab (TLL)

6511 Princess Garden Parkway, Collamore Bldg, #202
Lanham, MD 20706
(855) 722-7788

Jerri D. Thomas MBA, MPA
Founder, CEO & Chief Resource Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2015
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2015
Number of sponsored projects: 6

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
TLL’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program is tiered into four groups requiring grant/contribution processing, organizational development, and/or technical assistance services. Application fees range from $250-$450 depending on service needs. Before contacting us by phone or email, please visit our Website,, for more for specific details about applying for fiscal sponsorship and registration fees, to download the Fiscal Sponsorship Application, deadlines, criteria, the vetting process and much more.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Geographic: U.S. entities
  • Other: Fiscal sponsorship opportunities are granted to U.S. entities pursuing their status as a tax-exempt entity (charity, nonprofit, foundation, association, other designation as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, or those that have already received their status and are less than two years old.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Our efforts are not project-focused. We are interested in helping tax-exempt entities get started. This means from the grassroots level of a startup idea thru the second year of its operations. Startups at this level face the most challenges because they have no funds or resources and are not eligible to receive funds or resources.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Legal services
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship: grant writing, grant/donation processing
  • Model F, Technical Assistance: customized to each fiscal sponsorship candidate based upon specific need(s)

Organization description:
The Learners Lab (TLL) is a 501(c)(3) charitable workforce training and fiscal sponsorship resource center. Our sub charter designation is for entities engaged in job training, professional development and other activities directed to individuals. As a charitable resource center our mission is two-fold:(a) to eliminate obstacles to training such as high cost, access and the resources themselves, and (b) to provide the technical assistance and resources to entities becoming tax-exempt that tend to be out of their reach or unavailable directly.

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