Local Color 

Local Color 

P.O. Box 150
San Jose, CA 95103
(408) 318-3797
Website: localcolorsj.org/local-commons

Carman Gaines
Associate Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2015
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2021
Number of sponsored projects: 9

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
A fee of 8% on contributed revenue is charged in Model C memberships.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Only projects located in San Jose
  • Type of service

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Festivals and events
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Women

Services we offer projects:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Local Color, a woman-powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, builds equitable opportunities to keep emerging and established artists active, employed and engaged in San Jose, Calif., by commissioning public art, establishing affordable studios and providing fiscal sponsorship.