Fiscal Sponsorship

Fundraising with Fiscal Sponsorship

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What is fiscal sponsorship?

For charitable programs or projects, obtaining 501c3 status can be a hurdle to jump or an unnecessary financial burden for smaller organizations, but without it, funding opportunities are limited. Fiscal sponsorship is a program that gives you the ability to accept tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without 501c3 status. Fiscal Sponsorship Allies provides sponsorship for many fledging charitable programs and organizations.

Who is eligible for fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship allows eligible organizations to apply for grants and accept donations without their own 501c3 status.

Charitable programs or groups that are…

Waiting for official 501c3 status from the IRS. 
Not ready for the administrative burden of becoming a nonprofit.
Dealing with revocation of their tax-exempt status.
Running a temporary or short-term project or event
Testing out their idea for a charitable program before applying for 501c3 status
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The Process


Submit an inquiry on the Fiscal Sponsorship Allies website. They will send you an invitation to apply for the program. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the full application. They'll reach out to you within 2 business days after you submit it to let you know if your charitable program meets the requirements.


Once your application is approved, you'll be able to review and sign your agreement, then setup your monthly payment. You'll be granted access into Ribbon, the platform that allows you to start accepting and using donated funds. You'll also be introduced to your point of contact who you can reach out to at any time.


After setup, you're free to start fundraising and applying for grants. Fiscal Sponsorship Allies will process all donations, provide acknowledgments to donors, review grant applications and you'll have access to an online portal that lets you see donations, donor information and more.

Why Us?


Start Fundraising Sooner

Don’t let a lack of 501c3 status prevent you from making a positive impact on your community.

Accept Multiple Types of Donations

Through your customized donation page, you’ll be able to accept online donations in direct support of your organization. They can also help accept checks, company matches, donor advised fund gifts, and more.

Lessen Your Administrative Burden

You focus on your mission, Fiscal Sponsorship Allies will process donations, acknowledge your donors, and take care of Charitable Solicitation Registration.

Discover how fiscal sponsorship can help your organization.

 It only takes 30 minutes to discover how this program can make your charitable dream into a reality. Start making a difference today!

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