FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING VIA FISCAL SPONSOR

  • The fiscal sponsor must be based in Oregon, with proven financial management success

  • The fiscal sponsor's mission must align closely with the proposed sponsored work

  • The project is on a trajectory to become its own 501(c)(3) OR project leaders have proven experience related to the proposed work

  • The sponsored organization or project can demonstrate community need and support for the proposed work

  • Submission of a fiscal sponsorship agreement signed by fiscal sponsor's board chair and executive director, as well as the sponsored organization's leader

  • A fiscal sponsor may apply for a Miller Foundation grant for their own organization's work, in addition to applying as a fiscal sponsor of other projects.

HOW TO APPLY WITH FISCAL SPONSORSHIP


Fiscally sponsored projects are eligible to apply for project support. It is necessary to have an initial screening conversation with program staff before beginning an application for funding with fiscal sponsorship.

 

Please contact staff via email in order to schedule a conversation. We will schedule a conversation within 2 weeks.

Please attach to your email the following:

  • your project budget, including the amount you would like to request from the Miller Foundation

  • your agreement/contract with the fiscal sponsor

  • the sponsor's most recent fiscal year-end financial statements

 

It may be helpful to review the kinds of requests we are unlikely to fund here.