A fiscal sponsor is a non-profit organization that offers its financial and administrative services to mission-aligned projects. The project can receive donations and grants through this arrangement. To partner with a fiscal sponsor, there must be a high degree of mission-alignment. Fiscal sponsorship can take several forms. At CS&S, we specialize in comprehensive fiscal sponsorship. In this model, a project becomes a part of CS&S and we provide administrative and financial support to the project. Fiscal sponsors charge fees to cover their operational costs. At CS&S, our fiscal sponsorship fee is 15% of all cash that the project receives.
CS&S offers an engaged, hands-on approach to fiscal sponsorship. Our Fiscally Sponsored Projects (FSP) team is committed to helping our projects define and achieve their goals. This can mean providing support in fundraising, hiring, budgeting, governance and more. Our FSP team remains involved with our projects through every step in their growth. We support from the grant proposal stage to supporting a project's spin out to an independent 501(c)(3). Our guiding questions for our projects are: “Where do you want to be? How can we help you get there?”
We understand that organizational capacity is key to a successful organization. Our FSP team is backed by a full Operations and Finance team. Project's focus on their core work, handing off operational tasks to CS&S. Our services include:
The timeline to becoming a CS&S project depends on many factors. Here are some common things that can affect the timeline:
If you have any questions about the application process, or the FSP program in general, please reach out to [email protected].