Community Shares Tennessee

Community Shares Tennessee

1209 Euclid Ave., Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 522-1604

Shelley Wascom
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2004
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2018
Number of sponsored projects: 2

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
2% for regular transactions, 7% for grant administration and reporting

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Only projects located in our state

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Food insecurity/Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Community Shares’ mission is to support Tennessee social change organizations in order to promote a more just and caring community. Our purpose is to raise funds for our member groups, primarily through employee giving campaigns, to foster a strong and viable network of social change organizations in Tennessee, and to provide members with training and technical assistance.