Social Impact Fund

Social Impact Fund

750 W. 7th St. #811026
Los Angeles, CA 90081

(917) 653-2513

Craig Cichy
Managing Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2013
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2014
Number of sponsored projects: 30

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
The SIF recommends a minimum $25,000 deposit to establish a fund. The annual minimum fee is $18,000 for deposits of less than $360,000 annually. (The fee is collected through monthly assessments of $1,500.) Then, supplemental fees are assessed for deposits: 5% for between $360,000 to $500,000; 3.5% for between $500,000 and $2.5 million; 2.5% for more than $2.5 million.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Has an advisory group
  • Other: Programs applying for fiscal sponsorship with the Social Impact Fund are commonly focused on creating social change or making a meaningful impact to the community-at-large. Sponsored programs vary in budgets, bandwidth, geographic focus and missions. Programs should have a clear understanding of fiscal sponsorship structure, implement a strong fundraising strategy and provide examples of existing pledges/donors.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other:  Criminal justice reform

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The SIF is organized to create a nonprofit vehicle to host charitable efforts, particularly for those programs that have not yet, or will not, gain a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS. We serve as a fiscal sponsor for charitable programs rooted in the entertainment and creative communities, and that advance the social good and make a positive difference in the world at large.