About the Study Center

Fiscalsponsordirectory.org was produced and is maintained by San Francisco Study Center Inc., tax-exempt since 1972, a fiscal sponsor since 1975.

Study Center is a member of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors that is helping to professionalize the field by providing assistance to sponsors and projects alike, improve financial management and spark organizational development throughout the nonprofit sector.

San Francisco Study Center is a community service provider and fiscal sponsor since 1972. Pictured here is a 2016 action of The Housing Rights Committee, a project of the Study Center.

Study Center research for this directory was used in 2006 to identify the fiscal sponsors included in the National Network’s field scan. That Network survey yielded an unprecedented amount of information about fiscal sponsors throughout the nation and the nature of fiscal sponsorship.

Study Center Press has been publisher of Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right from its first edition in 1993 to the second edition in 2005, a Kindle version in 2015 and the third edition in 2019.

Gregory Colvin  co-authored the third edition with attorney and Adler & Colvin colleague Stephanie Petit.

Fiscalsponsordirectory.org is the inspiration of 6 Ways author Colvin, who has provided guidance and expertise throughout its development since 2008. Heidi Hernandez Gatty helped make this directory happen, offering ideas, contacts and encouragement from early on. John David Nunez, Study Center bookkeeper, managed the survey effort and tallied the results. Scott Mattoon, former S.F. Chronicle wire editor, assisted in the survey effort.

Marjorie Beggs, directory manager, researched, helped write and edited the directory Website contents. She writes or edits most stories for the directory.

Fiscalsponsordirectory.org was initially funded by a grant provided through the Schwab Charitable Fund. Directory maintenance is wholly supported by San Francisco Study Center.

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“The Fiscal Sponsorship Directory is such a great resource for people and has really helped us in our efforts in enabling social entrepreneurs to find us more easily.”
— Roger Morton, Executive Director, Visions Made Viable, Irvine CA

“We are happy to be included in the directory and appreciate your work to maintain/improve.”
— Kaitlan Hammock, Programs Manager, Mission Edge, San Diego, CA

“Keep up the great work!”
—Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice, Tucson AZ



Directory disclaimer: The information and facts about the fiscal sponsors contained in the profiles of agencies included in this online directory database have been self-reported by each fiscal sponsor listed in response to a questionnaire. San Francisco Study Center, which created and maintains the directory, disclaims any responsibility for the listings’ accuracy or currency. The self-reported information has not been verified by the staff of the San Francisco Study Center, and each profile is updated annually as a fiscal sponsor contacts us with new information. The Study Center does not endorse any of the fiscal sponsors, their projects or their work. The Study Center provides no warranty regarding the services described; visitors, including projects seeking fiscal sponsors, are cautioned to use this information at their own risk.