Goodnation Foundation

Goodnation Foundation

100 Crosby St., Room 301
New York, NY 10012
(646) 907-8269

Meghan Zichelli
Chief Operating Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2017
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2019
Number of sponsored projects: 15

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Goodnation operates on a sliding scale from 1%-6% depending on your annual revenue. We do not charge a setup fee. Depending on the complexity of your initiative and the services required by Goodnation, these percentages may increase. See the full fee structure on our website.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Minimum budget ($200,000 annually)
  • Other: Initiative in line with Goodnation’s mission; a 24-month budget reflecting an annual fundraising goal of at least $200,000; known network of existing or potential committed donors; bandwidth and ability to develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan; understanding that funds raised are to be used in line with c3 or c4 work and not in pursuit of making a profit; ability to track and share expenses regularly.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Food insecurity/Nutritionist
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Good Nation will sponsor projects in more than 35 cause areas

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing (we file Goodnation’s 990 and audit, which includes our programs’ funds)
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance (Programs are covered under our general and professional liability insurance)
  • Payroll (Goodnation offers payroll services and full benefits for programs to opt into)
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: We sponsor c3 and c4 funds.

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

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project

Organization description:
Goodnation is addressing the root of societal problems, meeting urgent needs, and creating lasting impact through powerful Smartfunds and unique fiscally sponsored initiatives.