Fiscal Sponsorship: 6  Ways To Do It Right


Erin Bradrick takes your questions
Considerations for fiscal sponsors
Fiscal sponsorship’s origins (part 2)

LEAD STORY: Accounting for Fiscal Sponsors: “A good accounting system feels good to use.”

This feature article is excerpted and edited by Marjorie Beggs, from Jericha Senyak’s presentation at Fiscal Sponsor Conversations, October 24, 2023. Fifty-five sponsors from around the country attended the online forum.

Andrew Schulman: Our guest presenter today, Jericha Senyak, provides financial consulting, coaching and empowerment to artists and arts organizations in the Bay Area and beyond. Her clients include theater and dance companies, orchestras, choirs, visual and performing artists, social practice artists and the fiscal sponsors of those artists. Her work includes full-spectrum accounting support, financial reporting support along with individual and group coaching. If you’ve never met her before, you’re in for a real treat. MORE

OTHER NEWS: Fiscal sponsorship: Up and up

Is fiscal sponsorship on the rise? Until now, the evidence has been anecdotal. Now, the Fiscal Sponsor Directory has confirmation: We compared how many projects our profiled sponsors said they were serving in 2018 with their current numbers and found 54 had experienced growth, some modest but others dramatic — with projects doubling, tripling and more during the five years.

Allied Arts Foundation, a venerable nonprofit in Seattle offering fiscal sponsorship for 40 years, had 24 projects in 2018 and today has 60. The 31-year-old Jewish Creativity International in New York was serving 25 projects in 2018 and now has 75. Social Impact Fund in Los Angeles, with 11 projects four years after launching its fiscal sponsorship program, has 30. MORE


Fiscal sponsors: create or update your agency profile helps connect community projects with fiscal sponsors. San Francisco Study Center created and maintains this directory based on self-reported information from the fiscal sponsors listed. Create your listing and help projects and other nonprofits find you fast. To update your profile send us an email. 

Projects: Find a fiscal sponsor

Use the directory to find the fiscal sponsor that best fits for what you do. To search by state: click on the map links below.

Search fiscal sponsors by state The Directory features 380 sponsors: 374 sponsors in 40 states plus seven in the District of Columbia and three in Puerto Rico and three in Canada.

The Fiscal Sponsor Directory thanks its supporters for their generosity. “It’s an honor on behalf of Nonstop Wellness and personally to provide support to San Francisco Study Center and its Fiscal Sponsor Directory. In an era of “fake news,”  targeted (and often abusive) political advertising and the deepening decay of polarized politics, Study Center stands apart — a throwback to the era when journalists were committed to the notion of a democratic society with true pillars of representation. Thank you for your team’s caring commitment and credible voice. It’s a privilege to support the Fiscal Sponsor Directory and the larger vision of your mission.” — David Sloves, CEO, Nonstop Wellness, Study Center’s Benefits Administrator
Adler Colvin Brand Nonprofit law leaders Adler & Colvin is deeply committed to serving the legal needs of the nonprofit sector. We bring experience and passion to our representation of tax-exempt organizations and individual philanthropists in the areas of fiscal sponsorship, charitable gift planning, grantmaking and social investing, nonprofit governance and ethics, revenue-generating activities, social enterprise, tax treatment of lobbying and political activities. LEARN MORE
Experienced fiscal sponsorshipLogo of the San Francisco Study Center Study Center sponsored its first fiscal project in 1975. We’ve been doing it right ever since. Savvy staff provide a spectrum of community services, serving as a sounding board for projects needing help getting started and a resource for those needing admin support. Our primary focus, financial management, uses a state-of-the-art system to keep you up to date and your project budget on track. Our mission is to help you succeed. Contact Executive Director Geoff Link for more information.   CONTACT