Propel Nonprofits

Propel Nonprofits

(Formerly MAP for Nonprofits)
One Main St. SE, Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 249-6700

Laura Ciotti
Fiscal Sponsorship Manager

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1982
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2013
Number of sponsored projects: 50

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Application fee: A $100 nonrefundable fee due at the time of application; setup fee: a $300 one-time fee due upon acceptance. Ongoing fees: administrative fee of 7%-9% of charitable funds received by the project (we do not accept any noncharitable funds), and a $100 annual renewal fee.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values: Statement of intent aligns with Propel Nonprofits’ mission, vision, and values
  • Only projects located in our state or region: Minnesota or within the Native Nations that share this geography
  • Other: Experience with or direct connection to the community you plan to serve and partner with; market analysis to ensure no one else is already doing this work; have already taken some action to begin the work; will apply funds raised toward nonprofit purposes with a clear charitable mission; willing to incorporate or have an unincorporated association agreement and secure an EIN; have a plan to achieve financial viability and programmatic success. Ineligible projects are those designed primarily to benefit an individual or noncharitable business; operating international activities; raising funds through charitable gambling; offering mental health care, medical services, personal care, or childcare as a core service; requiring exceptional governmental oversight and licensing; already have 501(c)(3) status.

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:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Other: Training in QuickBooks Online; one-on-one support from experienced Propel Nonprofits staff; access to discounted Propel Nonprofits trainings; guidance as you set your strategy and long-term goals.

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

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