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A Fiscally Sponsored Program is the product of an agreement between an established 501c3 public charity (like United Nonprofits) and a small group of individuals who are interested in soliciting donations and grants but lack their own unique tax-exempt status. Under this agreement, a program manager, or the person responsible for the small group of individuals, works with the non-profit to help achieve their mission.


Speed: Applications to the IRS for tax-exempt status can take in excess of 6 months to establish. Processing through United Nonprofits can be completed in less than 3 once your inquiry has been submitted. Efficiency: Administrative responsibilities can be burdensome for small groups. Using the infrastructure at United Nonprofits to help with the paperwork and operational reporting can be a huge relief.

Efficiency: Administrative responsibilities can be burdensome for small groups. Using the infrastructure at United Nonprofits to help with the paperwork and operational reporting can be a huge relief.

Focus: Most program managers and groups start an initiative because they care about the cause, not the paperwork. Having to create and maintain infrastructure takes away from time focused on mission.

Authority: There are some grant-awarding organizations that will not fund start-up organizations. By becoming fiscally sponsored under an established charity, you can avoid this restriction in many cases.



United Nonprofits is a leader in the non-profit space, and we use our relationships within the industry to navigate our clients through the policies and programs surrounding taxes and giving. We are proud to provide a space for new ideas to take root and develop funding, and also offer support to those wishing to spin down 501c3 organizations that would be better served through a Fiscally Sponsored Program based on operations demands and burnout.

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There are many ways to support a multitude of causes; however, if you’re interested in starting your own charitable venture, a Fiscal Sponsorship through a public charity, like United Nonprofits, can be a savvy way to get started without significant startup costs. Applications are accepted throughout the year but are reviewed once a quarter. Eligible “inquiry applications” will be contacted to fill out all the required documentation.
We currently sponsor diverse programs and causes. From Programs that support animal welfare to veterans’ issues and everything in between, the Program Managers of these causes enjoy using our established platforms and outreach solutions as well as our expertise. Donors have better experiences which in turn allows the causes to receive the sustainable donations necessary to do the real work of their missions. What’s core to our programs are the Program Managers and the passion they possess to bring attention and support to these worthy causes. What’s integral to their success is our strong foundation and administrative backbone.
We enjoy working with our Program Manager. These men and women leverage our expertise and resources to amplify their reach, increase the effectiveness of their donors’ contributions, and expand their initiative’s overall impact. As a public charity, we take our philanthropic responsibility seriously. Donors can trust that all funds received will be used responsibly.
When people choose between establishing a 501c3 or becoming fiscally sponsored, they do so because they are either drawn to the simple and fast establishment of an FSP or they are looking for assistance in the operational governance they might not have secured to support their cause.

A few things to consider: If you formed your own nonprofit organization, you’d likely spend between 20-30% of your annual revenue on administrative and overhead expenses alone. FSP fees through United Nonprofits are nominal by comparison, freeing up funds that can now go straight to your charitable cause. For the comprehensive administrative and legal services, capacity-building resources, and back-office support United Nonprofits provides, we charge just 10% of the incoming donations made to the program. The fee for all grant funding from government and foundation sources is just 12%. (This fee is higher due to the increased reporting and auditing services these grants require.)

Inquiry for Fiscal Sponsorship
Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we only extend an invitation to fill out of Application to qualified programs.
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