Paint the World's Fiscal Sponsorship program is one of the many ways we support other change makers and creative activists - people who set out to create meaningful change around the world. As a social change catalyst, fiscal sponsorship provides the opportunity to seek fiscal management of nonprofit contributions.
As a fiscal sponsor, Paint the World provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of projects that use creativity to drive positive social change. Fiscal sponsorship enables your project to apply for and receive grants and tax-deductible contributions through our status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We are a small team that works hard to ensure substantial efforts and care goes into the relationship we have with our fiscal sponsees. Collaboration is part of our mission, and we love nurturing innovative projects and organizations who may be enabled to make greater change by being fiscally sponsored.
Paint the World adheres to best practices in fiscal sponsorship to ensure transparency and impact.
Paint the World handles the administrative burdens of having your own standalone foundation through back-office administration, financial management, and IRS compliance. Our fee, 4-6% on deposits (higher percentage if less, lower percentage if more), is proudly the lowest in the fiscal sponsorship industry, ensuring more of your charitable dollars go directly to your charitable mission.
Fiscal sponsees have low overhead costs, which provides more time to focus on the mission at hand. Additionally, set-up time hovers around 3-5 business days, while it takes 6-9 months to receive 501(c)3 status from the IRs. Fiscal sponsees also avoid nonprofit formation state requirements (I.e. nonprofit corporation formation, board of directors, bylaws, etc.)
The first step is to complete our application for fiscal sponsorship here. This helps us gather the information we need to support you best at this stage of your journey. It helps us learn more about your charitable mission, location, expected expenses, and other related items. The application is free, non-binding, and takes roughly 5-10 minutes to complete. We will reply to your application within the week.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org