Fiscal sponsorship for GFTA funding

Information for arts nonprofits and fiscal sponsors applying for GFTA funding.

Using a fiscal sponsor

If you want to apply for a grant from Grants for the Arts, but do not have 501c3 status, you may use a fiscal sponsor to apply.

A fiscal sponsor is a San Francisco organization that has:

  • Current nonprofit 501c3 status
  • Agreed to act as a fiduciary agent on behalf of the applicant

Fiscal sponsors should have nonprofit accounting and fiscal sponsor experience. 

Fiscal sponsors must handle and account for all funds itemized in the budget, not just grant funds.

Acting as a fiscal sponsor

Fiscal sponsors may apply for their own GFTA funding while sponsoring other organizations.

Last updated August 22, 2023