Palms for Life Fund

Palms for Life Fund

4 West 43rd Street Suite 611
New York, NY 100136
(212) 764-7259

Hannah Laufer-Rottman
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2006
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2014
Number of sponsored projects: 2

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
The Sponsorship Fee ranges from 7% to 10% depending on the level of the sponsorhip. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Access to Food, Water and Sanitation and Education for All
  • Minimum budget: $10,000

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Education: Particularly early childhood development and primary education
  • Health/nutrition: Sanitation, access to water, school feeding, nutrition information sharing, food habits; all issues pertaining to U.S. food security and hunger, (access, quality, obesity, waste) via our Faces of Hunger Film Festival.
  • International development: Furthering the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a particular focus on food, water and sanitation and education
  • Women: Girls’ education and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Other: Art for Life, as a fundraising mechanism whereby net proceeds support our social development projects worldwide

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing: Annual external audit
  • Bill paying
  • Organizational development
  • Other: Overall program management including project design, monitoring and evaluation, sustainability and results assessment

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

  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project: All activities or projects that we sponsor are part of our portfolio even if implemented by an outside contractor.
  • Model E, Supporting Organization
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Palms for Life is a U.S.-based nonprofit founded in 2006 by Hannah Laufer-Rottman, a former longtime employee of the U.N. World Food Programme. The organization provides high-quality management services to grantmakers interested in social investment focusing on sustainable access to food, water, sanitation and education. The philosophy of Palms for Life is always universal: We want ALL individuals to access all they need to live a healthy and dignified life, from a human rights perspective. We operate with a sense of urgency and collective responsibility.