Propel Nonprofits

Propel Nonprofits

(Formerly MAP for Nonprofits)
One Main St. SE, Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 249-6671

Danielle Gangelhoff
Fiscal Sponsorship Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1982
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2013
Number of sponsored projects: 60

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Setup Fees. Once a program is accepted, a $500 one-time setup fee is charged that covers: initial setup, chart of accounts setup, accounting and project management software, budget assistance. Program Fees. We offer two levels of fiscal sponsorship fees. Tier 1: 7% of funds received by program; Tier 2: 9% of funds received by program (available only to Minnesota-based programs)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Iowa although some programming can occur outside those states.
  • Vision: Our fiscal sponsorship program is designed to strengthen the region’s capacity to develop innovative responses to unmet community needs. Projects must apply funds raised toward nonprofit purposes; statement of intent must align with MAP fiscal sponsorship vision; must be willing to incorporate and purchase general liability insurance; must have a plan to achieve financial viability; may not use funds to influence legislation, such as paying for lobbying services.
  • Other: Apply funds raised toward nonprofit purposes/have a clear charitable mission; willing to incorporate or sign an unincorporated association agreement; have, or be willing to acquire, an EIN; have a plan to achieve financial viability and programmatic success. Projects engaged in the following activities are ineligible for sponsorship: Those designed primarily to benefit an individual or business; international activities involving financial transactions; raising funds through charitable gambling; mental health care, medical services, personal care or child care as a core service; those that require exceptional governmental oversight and licensing.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • International development
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development


Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Conference room (no fee), hoteling space


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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model F, Technical Assistance


Organization description:
Our mission is to fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise and capital.