Apply Now | Fiscal Sponsorship

Apply Now | Fiscal Sponsorship

Expand your resources and fundraising abilities with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship. The next no-fee deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) strives to support artists of all disciplines by providing resources that help artists develop creative projects and organizations. Fundraising is critical to making your work, and we offer Fiscal Sponsorship to help you open new doors to funding and expand your reach.  

How NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Works
NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising and administrative tool that allows your project or emerging organization to use NYFA’s 501c3 nonprofit status. 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
  • Free consultation services with NYFA staff
  • Fiduciary oversight and financial record-keeping
  • Profile page on 

NYFA is Equipped with Dedicated, Experienced Staff
NYFA is dedicated to providing individualized support to our sponsored artists and organizations. Our staff is made up of artists, filmmakers, and administrators with expertise in finance, fundraising, marketing, and project management, all of whom are committed to helping 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 March 31, 2019. Before applying, make sure that:

  • 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 artist/collective project? Apply here.

Are you an emerging 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 March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, with Out-of-Cycle Reviews accepted year-round. Sign up for our free bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, for the latest updates and news about Sponsored Projects and Emerging Organizations.

Image: Progeny; 2013 to present; lumber, plywood, acoustical tiles, microphones, speakers; Luke Aaron Clark; Image Courtesy: Fiscally Sponsored Project Director Bryce Hammond

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