SE Uplift’s Fiscal Sponsorship program extends our tax-exempt status to other groups whose work meets our mission so that they 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. Both the applicant’s leadership and SE Uplift Executive Committee review and approve the application, and then sign an 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.”
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! To edit a PDF, simply open it in LibreOffice, Word, Google Docs, or your favorite word processor.