Apply Now | Find New Resources and Enhance Your Fundraising Capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship.

Apply Now | Find New Resources and Enhance Your Fundraising Capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship.
Image Detail: Courtesy of Caroline Falby (Fiscally Sponsored), "The Animation of Mortality"

Our next no-fee application deadline is December 31.

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 and that some grants, like New York State Council on the Arts, are only available to nonprofit organizations and not individual artists. 

What does it mean for NYFA to sponsor your project?

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. With this partnership with 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; and
  • A personalized profile page on

We are 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 December 31, 2021. 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

Apply here if you are an arts collective or individual artist with a project

Apply here if you are an arts organization with non-profit incorporation at the state level.

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.

Amy Aronoff
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