Fiscal Sponsorship

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Do you have a new program you want to launch and pilot before investing time and resources into a formal nonprofit corporation? Do you need to secure donations or grants for a community project but do not want to jump through the hoops of becoming a 501(c)(3)? Are you a for-profit corporation that wants to start a charitable program?

If you answered yes to one of the questions above, fiscal sponsorship might be for you. Fiscal sponsorship is an IRS approved way of accepting tax-deductible donations for your organization or project via an already established 501(c)(3) organization.

Fiscal Sponsorship with Ecologistics

As one way to promote environmental and social justice activism, Ecologistics acts as a fiscal sponsor for organizations and projects that align with our corporate purposes.

Ecologistics is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation, meaning donations made to Ecologistics are tax-deductible.

Fiscal sponsorship through Ecologistics can meet the requirements of foundations that require grant funds go to an established tax-exempt entity. Fiscal sponsorship can also allow individual donors to take a tax deduction, while still supporting your organization or project.

We charge a small fee to cover the costs of administering fiscal sponsorship contracts and funds.

Benefits of Fiscal Sponsorship with Ecologistics

  • Regulatory and Tax Compliance
  • Donation and Foundation Funding Tax Deductibility
  • Secure Online Credit Card Transactions
  • Banking Services
  • Project and Organizational Consulting
  • Collaboration Opportunities
  • Promotion on Ecologistics Website


What People Are Saying

Ecologistics is the backbone of Poly Canyon Ventures. Their amazing team has accelerated our mission by serving as our fiscal sponsor, helping us find a key team member, and connecting us with the resources we need to grow our reach. Our team is inspired by their unwavering commitment to helping develop an environmentally and economically sustainable Central Coast. We see the impact they are making firsthand and we highly recommend supporting and/or working with their team.

Nathan Johnson, Board Chair, Poly Canyon Ventures

Ecologistics’ fiscal sponsorship program made starting our non-profit simple and inexpensive. The low fees were well worth the ability to start operating and test the waters at a small scale without full procedural requirements of by-laws and articles of incorporation. I would certainly recommend it as an option.

Anne Wyatt, Program Coordinator, HomeShare SLO

If you are interested in talking with Ecologistics about fiscal sponsorship, please call us at (805) 548-0597 or e-mail us at

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