Berkeley Partners for Parks

Berkeley Partners for Parks

P.O Box 13673
Berkeley, CA 94712


Ms. Charlie Bowen

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1994
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: circa 1996
Number of sponsored projects: about 65

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

  • $50 to join, which includes membership for the current calendar year; $35 per year per project subsequently, plus 5% of all revenues or 10% for government contracts

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Berkeley parks and recreation
  • Geographic: Berkeley
  • Type of service: environmental
  • Has an advisory group: minimum of three people

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Other: We are glad to sponsor groups as long as their missions fall within ours.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting: providing projects are Model A.

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

Organization description:
We develop and cultivate wider community interest in the parks and other public amenities of Berkeley. We encourage and support the organization of community groups to adopt and work for the welfare of parks and other public amenities in Berkeley, and we provide fiscal sponsorship to groups that support our mission.