Apply Now | Create with the Help of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Apply Now | Create with the Help of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is a tool for expanding your fundraising capacity and learning skills for the business of art. Our next no-fee application deadline is June 30, 2019.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists across disciplines by providing resources to help artists develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. We understand that fundraising is critical to making your work, building audiences, and growing your career. NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program helps you open new doors to funding and expand your reach and impact.

Nuts and Bolts

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising and administrative tool that allows your project or emerging organization to use NYFA’s 501c3 nonprofit status to fundraise for your own project. Under the umbrella of NYFA, you gain:

  • Access to government, foundation, and corporate grants traditionally restricted to 501c3 organizations;
  • Incentive of a tax deduction to attract individual donors;
  • Consultation services with NYFA staff;
  • Fiduciary oversight and financial record-keeping;
  • A personalized profile page on

Our Team Is Here for You

NYFA’s staff is made up of artists, filmmakers, and administrators with expertise in finance, fundraising, and project management. Our team is dedicated to providing individualized support to help you make your project or organization a success on your own terms.

We offer unlimited free consultations, with flexibility to meet in-person or remotely, on topics including:

  • Grant research and proposals;
  • Fundraising strategies;
  • Project management;
  • Board development;
  • Marketing materials.

Apply for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

The next no-fee application deadline is June 30, 2019. To apply, your application must meet these basic eligibility requirements:

  • Your project/organization is arts-based;
  • Your project includes a public benefit component;
  • Your project is non-profit in nature;
  • You understand that this is not a grant program.

Are you an arts collective or individual artist with a project? Apply here.

Are you an arts organization? Apply here.

To learn more about whether to apply as an artist project or emerging organization, read our FAQ section.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s quarterly no-fee application deadlines are June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31. We also accept Out-of-Cycle Review applications year-round. Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

Image: Courtesy of Mirra Bank, Film Workshop (Sponsored Project), Photo: Mike Kamber

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