The Process

Thank you for your interest in fiscal sponsorship with Community Initiatives

The first step to becoming a fiscally sponsored project is to download and complete our Fiscal Sponsorship Inquiry Form and return it to Once we receive this form, a team member will reach out to you to schedule an introductory phone call. During this conversation, we will tell you more about CI, learn about your project, and determine whether we’re a good fit. We will either invite you to submit a full application, or suggest other options.

If you’re invited to apply, you’ll go through the following steps to become a fiscally sponsored project:

  • Submit application materials – Please review our application page for more details.
  • Interview with CI staff – This interview is to ensure we fully understand your project. We’ll review your application materials, answer any of your questions, and explain how we deliver services.
  • Get approved by our Board of Directors – CI’s Board of Directors meets quarterly to review applications. If your project is approved, you may enroll at any time within one year of your projects’ acceptance.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about fiscal sponsorship or the application process.

“We were early and enthusiastic supporters of fiscal sponsorship. The service provided by Community Initiatives adds flexibility and effectiveness to our grant making.”