in service to great ideas

"Community Initiatives is a well-run professional organization that makes life easier for the projects they support."

- Global Network of Black People Working in HIV

"Community Initiatives is the car that gets us where we want to go."

-José González, Latino Outdoors

"I can't say enough positive comments about Community Initiatives and how grateful we are to be working with them."

- Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child

"Our insurance through Community Initiatives has been a life saver for us."

-Mission Science Workshop

"Community Initiatives is a solid foundation from which we are able to build."

- Genesis Healing Institute

"Community Initiatives has made it possible for us to scale and professionalize our operations!"

-The Carpentries

"By taking care of the "back-end" work, Community Initiatives has enabled us to focus on our programmatic needs and opportunities."

- The Healing WELL

"Almost every time a colleague announces to me that they're about to file for their 501(c)(3), I reply: 'Are you crazy?'"

-Active Voice Lab

"Community Initiatives is a stabilizing force."

-Startup Policy Lab

"Community Initiatives allows us to focus on the mission and not get distracted by administrative tasks."

-The Fund for People in Parks

Community Initiatives is a Dedicated Fiscal Sponsor

Community Initiatives is a dedicated fiscal sponsor whose sole purpose is to provide
best-in-class infrastructure for nonprofit leaders.

We know the right questions to ask to help you develop a
sustainable and scalable solution in your community.



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At Community Initiatives, we have a broad interpretation of community. Unlike other fiscal sponsors, our projects work on various issues and in diverse geographic areas. They also vary in staff and budget sizes. So, no matter how you define yourselves, be it by identity, geography, or shared experience, you’ll have a home with us. 


Our Projects

Serve Over 654,653 People Per Year

In One Year:

  • 0%
    of projects reported expansion in their capacity
  • 0%
    of projects launched new programs

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Every year, we ask for feedback from our entire community.

84% say they are satisfied with Community Initiatives services.

But what do they love most? Click here to hear about it in their own words.

"We know that Community Initiatives is not just doing paperwork; you have our back and are invested in our growth."

- -Elizabeth Lanyon, SF Dyke March

Anyone can be a
nonprofit superhero!

Community Initiatives employs more than 300 nonprofit professionals every year. When our projects are seeking talented individuals to support their great ideas, we share those opportunities with our whole community. Visit our Jobs Board to learn more.

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