Earth Island Institute

Earth Island Institute

2150 Allston Way, Ste. 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 859-9100

Susan Kamprath
Director of Operations

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1982
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1982
Number of sponsored projects: 80

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
10% general income. Negotiated indirect rate on federal grant income, approximately 15%. For projects with revenue in excess of $500,000 in a fiscal year, administrative fees may be decreased.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Other: Environment/Environmental Justice

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Our projects all have environment at their core, though they may also address related issues such as health, international development, women, youth development.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: We also offer projects training, technical assistance, coaching and a peer learning community.

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

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
Earth Island Institute is an international environmental organization and fiscal sponsor to some 80 projects working in the areas of conservation, wildlife protection, climate change solutions, women’s environmental leadership, indigenous communities, sustainable agriculture and food systems, community resilience, environmental justice and more. Earth Island serves as an incubator for environmental initiatives and provides long-term support for established projects. Our shared-service model allows projects of all sizes to operate within a stable infrastructure with access to the administrative, legal and financial infrastructure of an established organization. In addition, projects in our network receive training, technical assistance and the benefit of an engaged peer learning community.