New York Foundation for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts

29 W. 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 366-6900 ext. 243

Madeleine Cutrona
Director of Fiscal Sponsorship

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1971
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1971
Number of sponsored projects: 350

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Percentage based upon the funds raised: 8% for $0–$500,000; 6% for $501,000–$2,000,000; 4% for $2,000,001 and greater  

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Minimum budget: $15,000
  • Other: We sponsor nonprofit arts-related projects and organizations across all arts disciplines. We sponsor projects and organizations nationwide, along with some international projects led by U.S. artists. More information on our guidelines can be found on

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Other: In addition to access fundraising opportunities usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship offers a custom profile on NYFA’s Project Directory and ability to collect online donations, one-on-one fundraising strategy sessions with NYFA staff experts, including proposal writing, online giving, event planning, and board development. We offer financial services, including payroll services, and vendor payments. A monthly Fiscal Sponsorship newsletter with upcoming deadlines and events. A reputation for excellence and reliability as one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country.

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a 501(c)(3) service organization that provides artists, emerging arts organizations, arts administrators, and students with critical support, professional development tools, and resources for defining and achieving career success. NYFA was established in 1971 to serve individual artists throughout New York State. Since then, we have extended our programs and services throughout the United States and internationally and expanded our scope to serve additional members of the arts community. In addition to our longstanding fiscal sponsorship program serving artists in all disciplines, we offer awards and grants for individual artists in New York City, New York State, and nationally (including U.S. Territories); in-person and online professional development workshops, panels, consultations, and intensives for artists and arts administrators; and mentorship programs and tailored resources for immigrant artists.