Fiscal Sponsorship

Community Partners’ Fiscal Sponsorship program is a comprehensive alternative to starting up and running a nonprofit organization.

It is a powerful way we encourage social innovation, allowing new ideas to grow and develop unhampered by administrative burdens and bureaucratic red tape – hurdles that keeps some great ideas out of the civic marketplace.

We provide the structure and a full range of administrative and financial services that allow nonprofit projects large and small to get up and running quickly, keeping leaders focused on mission. Our staff also offers invaluable guidance, training, and connections that help project leaders achieve greater impact.

Sponsored projects operate under our status as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They are able to receive foundation grants and other charitable donations.

Finance and Administration
Projects of all sizes and at all levels of development benefit from our economies of scale and our CFO-level finance services at a fraction of the cost. We offer:

  • Comprehensive finance and accounting services
  • General liability insurance
  • Human resources and payroll services
  • Tax, audit, lobbying filings and other services to ensure projects are in full compliance with local, state, and federal regulations 

Each project leader works one-on-one with an experienced Community Partners staff liaison. Regular counsel helps strengthen leaders and addresses organizational development issues ranging from fundraising and resource development to strategic planning. Trainings, peer learning opportunities, “Meet the Grantmaker” sessions and more are offered on an ongoing basis.

Civic Reach
With extensive connections across all sectors of the region -- from government and nonprofit, to business and philanthropy --  we make introductions to critical opportunities and people that can better position and advance the work of our projects.

Ready to move forward with fiscal sponsorship? Learn more about our application process, fees, and what we look for in a project.