Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education

Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education

Portland, OR
(360) 688-9493

Bruce Wilkinson
Board Secretary

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1991
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2015
Number of sponsored projects: 4

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We evaluate your needs and offer what we can. For large grant checks we may charge as little as 5%. For more complicated projects we want to form a closer relationship and consider ways to help with more backend administration. We’re working toward fiscal projects that contribute more for a comprehensive backend commons and interrelated synergy.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: We’re very broad

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Media

Services we offer projects:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting: scalable
  • Computer IT: limited
  • Organizational development: skills
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: media

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 E, Supporting Organization
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
The Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education has it’s roots in grassroots monthly syndicated print publications. In the past four years we’ve been reborn to a broadly focused group that is organizing around supporting grassroots cooperative media, especially low-power FM, small film collectives and more. We are all-volunteer with a dynamic team deeply involved in movement work in Washington, Oregon and beyond. We have a lot of upcoming projects moving forward.