Apply Now | Fundraise with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Apply Now | Fundraise with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

The next no-fee fiscal sponsorship deadline is September 30. Join us on Facebook Live on Wednesday, August 29 to learn more and ask questions.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) helps artists and arts organizations of all disciplines access new opportunities to sustain creative projects and share them with their communities. With NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, one of the oldest and most reputable programs of its kind in the country, you can dream bigger and expand your project or organization’s fundraising capacity.

Fiscal sponsorship allows you to utilize NYFA’s 501©(3) status to bridge the connection between your project and foundation and corporate grants. Fiscal sponsorship also allows you to incentivize individual donors with the benefit of a tax deduction.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship on Facebook Live

Not sure if Fiscal Sponsorship is right for you? Read on below, and mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 29 from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM for a special seminar and Q&A on NYFA’s Facebook page. The session, led by Senior Program Officer Madeleine Cutrona and Program Officer Madeline Scholl, will include applications tips and information on how fiscal sponsorship can help you raise funds for your arts-based projects.

Title: NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Seminar on Facebook Live
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: NYFA’s Facebook Page
Questions: Email [email protected]

Free One-on-One Mentorship

NYFA knows that fundraising is just one part of the puzzle for your project’s sustainability. That’s why we uniquely offer sponsored artists and organizations one-on-one, specialized support from our staff. These include a review of:

  • Grant research and proposals
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Project management
  • Marketing materials
  • Dedicated Consultant for Film and Media Projects

Dedicated Consultant for Film and Media Projects


The creation of films and media projects follows a unique process and a specific set of needs. Our Film/Media Specialist Matthew Seig consults with our fiscally sponsored film and media projects from beginning to end.

Seig brings his experience from the film industry as a producer or director of over twelve films (both documentary and narrative) to his role advising our filmmakers and mediamakers. His guidance helps project directors understand their projects’ needs and scope within the context of the industry. This type of consultation is a core part of the Fiscal Sponsorship program.

“It seems whenever I found myself needing advice on a specific grant application or on my responsibilities and rights as a filmmaker, Matthew would supply it, always encouraging but never underestimating the potential obstacles that lie in the path of a traditional music history documentary filmmaker.” – Leslie Li, Director of The Kim Loo Sisters (Fiscally Sponsored Project)

Apply Now!

The next NO-FEE application deadline is September 30.  

Before applying, make sure:

  • 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.

Have we mentioned we love questions? Seriously, we do!

A quick chat with our staff can help you take advantage of our program and strengthen your application. Check out our websiteFAQ, and/or give us a shout at [email protected].  

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s quarterly no-fee application deadlines are September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30, 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.

Images from top: Mirra & Kingsley at Camp Phoenix, 2017, Mirra Bank, NO FEAR NO FAVOR (Fiscally Sponsored Project); Matthew Seig, Photo Credit: Mara Vlatkovic

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