SE Uplift’s Fiscal Sponsorship program extends our tax-exempt status to other groups whose work meets our mission. Sponsored groups may engage in fundraising and grant-seeking activities. SE Uplift encourages our community lead projects to fundraise and seek grants. However, we realize that their ability to raise funds is often limited by a lack of tax-exempt status. That is, many donors are more inclined to contribute to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so that their donation can be tax deductible.
Fiscal sponsorship is simple. Organizations fill out one application for all projects that would benefit from tax-exemption. SE Uplift Executive Committee reviews and approves the application. The applicant’s leadership then sign an annual agreement outlining roles and responsibilities.
Projects must be aligned with SE Uplift’s mission statement: “To collaborate with the SE Portland community to build informed, inclusive, and participatory neighborhoods that support our social and ecological well-being.”
* Grantee is responsible for acknowledgement of gifts and contributions based on Grantor approved language.
We are now accepting applications for our Fiscal Sponsorship program!
Our Fiscal Sponsorship application process is a five step process that is outlined below:
If you’re ready to turn your ideas into action, or your want to take your community project to the next level, apply today!
If you have any questions or need support through our application process, who can apply and more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.