Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance

P.O. Box 51698
Durham, NC 27717
(919) 886-1556

Bridgette Burge
HR Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2011
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2013
Number of sponsored projects: 30

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
For Model A groups, the fee is 7% of income that does not require grant reporting, and 12% for income that requires grant reporting. For Model C, it’s 5% and 8%, respectively.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic: Only projects located in our state or region: Must be located in the U.S. South and focused on activism and organizing for social justice.
  • Has an advisory group
  • Minimum budget

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Food insecurity/Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: We do not sponsor academic research, direct service/social services, capital campaigns or building projects.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Southern Vision Alliance supports emergent grassroots groups and efforts organizing for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in the U.S. South. We build movement infrastructure, mobilize resources, and incubate collaborative solidarity. SVA provides some grants and a variety of supportive services such as technical support, meeting space, a lending library of books, supplies for rallies and events, coaching, workshops and convenings.