LEAD STORY: Fiscal sponsor’s bold role in removing Confederate statues in New Orleans
At the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors’ annual meeting, in a cradle of the Confederacy, the Foundation for Louisiana shared the challenges it faced when it stepped in to help New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu “choose a better future” for the city, starting with the removal of public tributes to a terrible past.
The foundation, a fiscal sponsor, stepped in to help the city remove four statues that honored the Confederacy and white supremacy. As fiscal sponsor, the foundation was able to protect the identities of the people and organizations that funded the effort and helped safeguard the people who removed the statuary in ways that the city government could not. MORE
Thorny funding topic on network’s radar
From New York dancers to Californian environmental activists, fiscal sponsors are confronting the policies of some private foundations and public agency funders that bar them from consideration for grants.
Projects sponsored by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs in Southern California have encountered such resistance often enough that SEE’s executive director, Jennifer Hoffman, is proposing that the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, at its meeting beginning Oct. 26 in New Orleans, develop strategies to overcome such barriers. MORE
Fiscal sponsors: create or update your agency profile
Fiscalsponsordirectory.org 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.
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.
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The Directory features more than 250 sponsors in 36 states.
FOR SPONSORS AND PROJECTS
Attorney Gregory L. Colvin’s Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right describes the six sponsorship models approved and accepted by the IRS and how they work. First published in 1993 and revised several times, it remains, says Kirke Wilson, former president of the Rosenberg Foundation, “an essential part of the library of every grantmaker and grantseeker considering some form of fiscal sponsorship.”
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.
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.