Apply Now | Expand Your Fundraising Capacity and Resources with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Apply Now | Expand Your Fundraising Capacity and Resources with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Our next no-fee application deadline is September 30, 2019.

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

What Does it Mean to Partner with NYFA?

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 project. In this partnership with NYFA, you gain:

  • Access to government, foundation, and corporate grants traditionally restricted to 501c3 organizations
  • The ability to offer all individual donors a tax deduction
  • 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:

  • Feedback on grant proposals
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Project management
  • Board development
  • Marketing materials

Apply for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

The next no-fee application deadline is September 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 nonprofit 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 September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. 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: Girls in Trouble (Sponsored Project), Image Courtesy: Alicia Jo Rabins

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