Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

1 McInnis Parkway, Suite 175
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-5710

Lievin Mwamba
Chief Financial Officer

Linda Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1964
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: Resumed in 2009
Number of sponsored projects: 5

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Fees typically range from 10%-15% of gross receipts, depending on services provided, the size of the project, and the complexity of project’s funding sources.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Preference to those based in Northern California
  • Have an advisory group of at least three individuals
  • Other: Responsive to current or ongoing community needs; have a clear and compelling written plan to effectively address the needs; have initial funding and a plan for ongoing support; anticipated annual gross receipts of at least $250,000; complete an application (on website)

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT: limited
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance at additional cost
  • Legal services: as needed and at additional cost
  • Office space: at additional cost
  • Organizational, professional and leadership development (additional charge may apply)
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations

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:
Since 1964, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. We work with aspiring and established leaders to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. We offer programs that support nonprofits and volunteers, including Learning & Leadership programs and training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™, and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program and Paratransit. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center, overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma and Solano Counties.