Community LIFT

Community LIFT

119 Court Square
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-4232

Eric Robertson

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2010
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2017
Number of sponsored projects: 5

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
7%-10% depending on scope of activities.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic: Memphis geographic area

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Housing People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • 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:
Community LIFT is a funding intermediary, working to advance Memphis by accelerating the revival of its disinvested neighborhoods. We strategically distribute funds in the form of grants and loans to Community Development Corps., grassroots leaders, and small businesses. We currently fiscally sponsor five projects in various stages of their organizational journey.