Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

180 N. Michigan Ave. #1200
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 629-2988

Vivian Funches

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1994
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2003
Number of sponsored projects: 11

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Depending upon the size of the project and the support required, we charge between 10% and 23% of the revenue we process.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: We are particularly interested in programs that reduce neighborhood, domestic and law enforcement violence. We have extensive expertise with healthcare equality programs, substance abuse programs, LGBTQ programs, education programs for the healthcare industry, and HIV prevention and testing programs.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Our mission is to provide all the tools needed for small organizations to help them grow toward sustainability. We are not just transactional, but we provide time, support and data necessary for learning to make the right business decisions.

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 F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago expands organizational capacity by providing administrative and fiscal services to nonprofits and large public and private bureaucracies. This function eliminates operational barriers that too often prevent effective program management and innovation. Our Fiscal Management Program provides small and emerging nonprofits with the resources and guidance they need to develop skills, and build capacity for financial stability. We directly sponsor programs of organizations without 501(C)(3)s and work with new 501(C)(3)s to help them become sustainable. We use our infrastructure to help small organizations qualify for government funding and to grow, perform back office functions for large organizations to facilitate faster payment of consultants, hire subcontractors on behalf of government entities and manage the programs.