Rainier Valley Corps

1225 S. Weller St. Ste. 400
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 436-9536
Website: www.rainiervalleycorps.org/

Contact:
Ananda Valenzuela
Managing Director
info@rainiervalleycorps.org

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2016
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2017
Number of sponsored projects: 12

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10%-14% of expenses

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic
  • Other: We focus on community-based organizations serving and led by people of color.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

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

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Rainier Valley Corps’ Operations Support Program frees up our partner organizations’ time so they can focus on those critical activities that often only they can do: serving communities of color. We centralize operations support, strategically providing operations staffing, and also provide capacity-building to our projects.

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

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
Our operations support helps our members grow, save time, and run effectively. Running a nonprofit is incredibly complex. Nonprofit leaders are forced to take on accounting, human resources and the law, which takes them away from what they’re great at, serving their community. Each nonprofit duplicates these administrative efforts, which wastes valuable resources. Our effective, efficient, and equitable administrative support eliminates the duplication of effort and makes it possible for our members to focus on what’s important — the mission.