The Praxis Project

The Praxis Project

1900 Fruitvale Ave., Suite 3D
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 652-5850

Ariel Cohen
Assistant Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2004

Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2016

Number of sponsored projects: 8

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Minimum base fee for Model A is 10% and 6% for Model C. Fee levels are based on the nature and complexity the project and the level of service and support provided by Praxis, and are reassessed on a regular basis given that these factors change over time.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Has an advisory group

Note: All sponsored projects must actively further Praxis’ mission using strategies that address the social determinants of health.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Women
  • Youth development


Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • 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:

The Praxis Project is a national organization that works in partnership with national, tribal, regional, state and local partners to achieve health justice for all communities.  Our mission is to build healthy communities by transforming power relationsips and structures. Praxis supports policy advocacy and local organizing as part of a comprehensive strategy for change. We emphasize developing fields of work in ways that encourage multilevel, transdisciplinary learning and collaboration across issues, across the country and across the globe. National, multisite initiatives are a  core part of our work as they operate as “laboratories” where we learn and share lessons for application in related fields to help us collectively move the work of health justice further, faster.