6714 Gladys Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Website: klezcalifornia.org


Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2003
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2005
Number of sponsored projects: 5

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our fee is 5% – 7% of money raised for the project.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Education about Jewish culture and related cultures, broadly interpreted to include communities among which Jews have lived or live.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Festivals and events

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Other: In most cases, we provide grants, contingent on funds raised. We are open to also providing bill paying and bookkeeping/accounting for a fee of 7%.

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:
KlezCalifornia is a living resource that connects people and communities with Yiddish culture. Programs include Cabarets by the Bay, klezmer workshops and jams, conversation salons for fluent Yiddish speakers, presentations on Yiddish culture to grades K-12 in religious schools and day schools, lesson plans for teachers, presentations for adults, free monthly e-newsletter, fiscal sponsorship services, and more. Extensive resources are at klezcalifornia.org.