The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization

The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization

418 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
(212) 926-5757

Gail Walker
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1967
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1973
Number of sponsored projects: 6

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
IFCO charges a 10% administrative fee to cover staff time, banking fees, and other expenses involved in providing fiscal sponsorship services. This fee will be deducted from all donations that are received for each project’s account.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic
  • Type of service

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Health/nutrition
  • International development
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Progressive grassroots projects, and domestic and international groups committed to social justice work

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Receive foundation grants; process donation checks; complete all federal tax forms and send IRS receipts for donations of $250 or more; provide listing on our web page

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization is an interfaith organization founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. For more than four decades, IFCO has assisted hundreds of community organizations and public policy groups by providing technical assistance, training organizers, making and administering grants, and using our global network of grassroots organizers, clergy, and other professionals to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination.