Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment 

201 4th St., Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 658-0702

Fiscal Sponsorship Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1992
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1995
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
The administrative fee is 7% on all donations and 10% for governmental grants and contracts

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Project must be based in the U.S.
  • Has an advisory group
  • Minimum budget: Projects must have a minimum budget of $50,000
  • Other: Along with being aligned with Rose Foundation’s mission and values, projects must be able to successfully answer a set of criteria questions to be eligible for fiscal sponsorship. Find the criteria on our website:

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Open space/Parks
  • Other: Coalitions/networks, environmental health and justice, environmental education, natural resource conservation, climate action and resilience

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development: Organizational development services are individually tailored to each project.
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Other: Rose Foundation helps projects raise charitable donations and can provide management and strategic planning assistance to build their organizational capacity. Temporary projects may also be ideal candidates for fiscal sponsorship, because this allows the project to focus on achieving its program objectives, rather than the administrative issues and costs inherent in establishing a new corporation and seeking IRS recognition of charitable status.

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
For 30 years, the Rose Foundation has supported grassroots initiatives that inspire community action to protect the environment, community health, and people’s rights. Our community-based grantmaking approach has earned national recognition for building grassroots power for conservation and social justice causes, and our New Voices Are Rising youth leadership and environmental stewardship program works to uplift and prioritize youth leadership in BIPOC communities that have been most impacted by social and environmental injustice.