Visions Made Viable

Visions Made Viable

17595 Harvard Ave., #C235
Irvine, CA 92614



Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2008
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2008
Number of sponsored projects: 27

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Visions Made Viable obtains revenue from charging 10% of all funds managed for each project. As contributions are made to each project, Visions Made Viable takes 10% upon deposit for its operational revenue. For example, if Project A receives a $1,000 contribution, upon deposit of the funds in the project’s individual bank account, Visions Made Viable will transfer $100 out for the operational expense and the net contribution will be $900 for the project.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Visions Made Viable is an organization that seeks to demonstrate the love of God through encouraging important and practical social change. We’re committed to partnering with people of good will, regardless of their backgrounds, who have innovative ideas for making the world a better place and a genuine commitment to improve the lives of others.
  • Geographic

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Housing
  • International development
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

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:
Visions Made Viable is a nonprofit organization motivated by our Christian faith that is dedicated to serving social visionaries and social entrepreneurs as they tackle the great challenges that face our local communities and our world. Social entrepreneurs, missionaries, community activists and other creative and committed people hold the key to a better and more just world. Visions Made Viable serves those change agents by offering a sophisticated legal, fiscal and administrative home. We also provide coaching and training that help new efforts grow and succeed. VMV acts as an incubator for some projects by building their capacity so they can spin off into independent nonprofits. For others, we provide a long term nonprofit home and ongoing help to build their capacity.