The Infinity Initiative

The Infinity Initiative

P.O. Box 231377
New Orleans, LA 70183

Sheryl Denise Landry
Founder & CEO

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2010
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2011
Number of sponsored projects: 5

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
$65 non-refundable administrative application fee, plus 8-10% of the project funding, based on range of services requested.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Aligned mission/values: female oriented; female focused (must serve/recruit at least 50% females into program/services)
  • Geographic: The Infinity Initiative’s Fiscal Sponsorship and Incubator Programs are designed predominantly for entities in the southeastern region of the United States.
  • Type of service
  • Has an advisory group: Has a board of directors: Organization must have or be willing to establish a board of directors.
  • Minimum budget: Minimum organizational budget $20,000
  • Other: Minimum project budget $5,000

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: Humanities projects (art, new media art, culture, religion, etc.)
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development: Female oriented only
  • Education
  • Faith-based/religious: Non-proselytizing
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • International development: Female oriented only
  • People or communities of color/minorities: Create/expand organizational participant diversity
  • Political advocacy/social justice: Anti-bullying, teen relationship violence
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: On an as-needed basis, we may consider applicants whose services are outside of this scope.

Services we offer projects:

  • Human resource management: Board and executive staff development and governance
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting: 990, 1099
  • Other: Funding research, grant review, best practices, program development, nonprofit incorporation, 501(c)(c3) application

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

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Infinity Initiative is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community organization (EIN: 27-2874887) founded in 2006 and has a two-fold purpose: to provide fiscal sponsorship for like-minded female oriented organizations in the Southeast U.S. and to involve 12-21 year old females in our positive youth development project. Our community-based project — The Culture — is a positive youth development and service learning program through which we give every young lady a voice to create change in her environment through youth-driven media/journalism, entertainment and new media art internships, programs and events.