Community Partners

Community Partners

1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 346-3200

Community Partners 

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1990
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1992
Number of sponsored projects: 180

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
9% of project revenues from private sources. 15% of project revenues from public sources.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Charitable intent
  • Able and committed leadership
  • Potential for significant community impact
  • Has an advisory group
  • Strong prospects for growth and financial sustainability
  • Other: We look for a fit between the project leadership’s experience and ability to mobilize resources, the project concept and Community Partners’ mission. We do not sponsor commercial or profit-making ventures, one-time only events and film or video projects unless they are integral to a larger direct-service program. See our website for criteria for religious projects.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

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

Services we offer projects under Model A:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: human resources services, programmatic services and communications services

Services we offer projects under Model C:

  • Donation processing
  • Grants management
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Auditing
  • IRS 990 tax filing
  • Guidance & Networking

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:
Community Partners helps people make powerful change in their communities.We work with established and emerging leaders of more than 180 civic and community projects, equipping them with the tools and training to build and thrive; we partner with funders on major local, statewide and national initiatives to leverage grant dollars and strengthen grantees; we pull from the deep knowledge, experience and expertise of our staff to provide top-notch consulting services to organization leaders; and we provide training, advocacy, resources and publications to support individuals and organizations working to improve their local and broader communities.