Fiscal Sponsorship: 6  Ways To Do It Right


Diversity Committee at charter school creates teaching aid
Renewed resource for fiscal sponsors: Greg Colvin relaunches his blog site
6 Ways 3rd edition available now. Includes new Model L
New question on Calif. Form RRF-1
Directory reporter wins journalism award
“A Board’s Guide To Fiscal Sponsorship”

LEAD STORY: Sponsor spinoff creates special resource for Black History Month

A parent-teacher collaboration

Fiscal sponsors find satisfaction in the success of projects under their wing, after they spin off, or when they create something special. Ross Valley Charter School in Fairfax, Calif., took Black History Month as an opportunity to shine.

The school was a San Francisco Study Center project in 2015-16 when it was seeking its charter and searching for a campus where it could practice the multiage program it had pioneered in wealthy Marin County.

Black Lives Matter has inspired a nationwide movement, and the school created a bilingual newsletter for Black History Month to advance the conversation about racial equity and social justice. MORE

LATEST NEWS: Renewed resource for fiscal sponsors

Greg Colvin relaunches his blog site

Fiscal sponsorship’s growing niche in the nonprofit sector welcomes the news that after an eight-year hiatus, Greg Colvin has relaunched his blog site,, first begun in 2005.

Colvin, author of “Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right,” an essential handbook for our field, celebrated the October 2019 publication of the book’s third edition with his co-author Stephanie Petit. Then, last year, he retired from Adler & Colvin and began reviving his blog, relaunching it Jan. 6, 2021.

“There’s never been a time with a greater need for people to rise up, organize themselves, imagine a better future, and assemble the resources to secure that future,” he writes on the homepage. “One resource for new public interest projects is using the umbrella of dedicated, professional 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors.” 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 319 sponsors in 42 states, 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