The Watershed Project

The Watershed Project

1327 South 46th St., bld 155
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 665-3430

Juliana Gonzalez
Community Stewardship Programs Manager

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1997
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2000
Number of sponsored projects: 5

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We charge 10% from all revenues.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: community/environmental organization
  • Geographic: San Francisco Bay Area

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Other: Watershed protection, open space, creeks and shoreline stewardship

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Organization description:
The Watershed Project offers fiscal sponsorship for local grassroots groups seeking to effect positive environmental change in the Bay Area. As a fiscal sponsor, The Watershed Project: Provides legal and accounting services, including monthly and annual fiscal reports, audited financial statements, and fiduciary oversight through our own board of directors; files all legally required reports; provides the insurance necessary for basic stewardship activities. The Watershed Project also offers office space, and customized consultations about capacity building and organizational development.