Fiscal Sponsorship: 6  Ways To Do It Right


Erin Bradrick takes your questions
Considerations for fiscal sponsors
Fiscal sponsorship’s origins (part 2)
Fiscal sponsorship’s origins (part 1 of 2)

LEAD STORY: A new field scan of fiscal sponsors

The year was 2006, and, using funds from a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, the newly formed National Network of Fiscal Sponsors launched a field scan to gather the first facts and stats about fiscal sponsors.

NNFS, in collaboration with Social Impact Commons, is again conducting a field scan. Its goal: collect data to define what our growing field looks like now, its size, the potential directions it might take and ways to advocate for its expansion. The survey results, to be disseminated widely and freely, will be used to promote understanding among practitioners, encourage funders to recognize fiscal sponsorship’s value to the nonprofit sector and support fiscal sponsors and their projects. MORE

OTHER NEWS: Projects we love, Part 2 — “that made your heart warm and your face smile”

The following are excerpts, Part 2, edited by Marjorie Beggs, from the Feb. 1, 2022, online forum Fiscal Sponsor Conversations (formerly Covid Conversations). MORE

Projects we love, Part 1 — “people on the front lines doing great work”

The following are excerpts, Part 1, edited by Marjorie Beggs, from the Feb. 1, 2022, online forum Fiscal Sponsor Conversations (formerly Covid Conversations).   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 382 sponsors: 377 sponsors in 40 states plus nine in the District of Columbia and three in Puerto Rico and one 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