89 South St., Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 523-6565
Website: www.tsne.org

Lori Gordon
Director, Fiscal Sponsorship

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1959
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1959
Number of sponsored projects: 47

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
TSNE charges a fee of 14% of expenditures for Model A fiscal sponsorship for the first year. This fee is reassessed after your first year but it will not fall below 10%. This 14% administrative fee covers the costs of legal, HR, and financial management services. In addition to the administrative fee, there is a fringe rate that covers benefits, workers compensation, and the costs of additional insurance for your activities. For Model C projects, we charge 6% as an initial rate based on expenses and reassess it on a yearly basis to determine complexity of the service, but it will not drop below 4%.

Eligibility criteria:

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Food insecurity/Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: See our FAQ for complete information on projects that we can sponsor: https://www.tsne.org/fiscal-sponsorship/faq#Is%20my%20organization%20a%20fit%20for%20fiscal%20sponsorship?

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Office space
  • 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 B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model D, Group Exemption
  • Model F, Technical Assistance
  • Model L, Single Member LLC

Organization description:
TSNE works with hundreds of nonprofits across the country. Our mission is to strengthen organizations working towards a just and equitable society. For more than 60 years, TSNE has provided capacity-building for organizations through a mix of operational supports, consulting services, professional development, and sector research. We are committed to equity and continuous learning to better serve the nonprofits working in their communities.