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

Managing Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1992
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1995
Number of sponsored projects: 40

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic
  • Has an advisory group
  • Minimum budget: Projects must have a minimum budget of $10,000.
  • 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:

  • Other:  Coalitions/networks, environmental health and justice, environmental education, natural resource conservation

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 B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity that specializes in administering mitigation payments and class-action settlement awards, and using these funds to support grassroots-based conservation, social justice, and consumer protection projects in close conformance with the nexus of the specific settlement. Rose Foundation has pursued its goals since our founding in 1992, awarding more than $50 million in community grants, training and empowering 160 youth environmental leaders annually in our New Voices Are Rising program, and acting as a fiscal sponsor to 40 projects.