Mission Earth

Mission Earth

1257 Worcester Rd., #312
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 872-3300
Website: http://www.mission.earth

Harry Meltzer
Operations Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2015
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2016
Number of sponsored projects: 40

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Funds raised in a a calendar year: first $5,000, 4.5%; $5,001 to $50,000, 6.5%; $50,001 o $250,000, 8.5%; $250,001 to $500,000, 7.5%; $500,001 to $1,000,000, 6.5%; everything over $1,000,000, 5.50%

Eligibility criteria:
Other: Any project or effort that contributes to the public good will be considered.

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
  • Festivals and events
  • 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
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Mission.Earth handles the back office work so the project workers’ time is freed up to focus on action. Mission.Earth processes all donations for the individual projects, files appropriate paperwork with government agencies, pays the project’s related bills.

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
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model D, Group Exemption
  • Model F, Technical Assistance
  • Model L, Single Member LLC
  • Other: We do not adhere to any one model or framework and have operated successfully across various models depending on projects’ needs.

Organization description:
The mission of Mission.Earth (Sponsor, Inc.) is to empower, educate and encourage our partners so as to enable maximum impact on progressive social innovation. We provide a platform and collaborative community so that administration and regulation does not impede positive social action. We are a small, volunteer-led dedicated fiscal sponsor. With fiscal sponsorship, you can solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without going through the onerous process of launching a 501(c)(3). Our program is accessible nationwide and in every discipline. We seek to enable your work and then get out of your way.