Apply Now | NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Apply Now | NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship
Image: Courtesy of Zuzka Kurtz, The Hudson Project (Sponsored Project)

Enhance your fundraising capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship. Our next no-fee application deadline is June 30, 2021.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists like you and across disciplines by providing resources to help you develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. You are visionaries that not only create art to share with your communities but also lead crowdfunding campaigns, research and apply for grants, and build relationships with donors to execute meaningful projects. We know that artists cannot do this work alone. Partnering with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship strengthens your ability to launch your project into the world.

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 501(c)(3) 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
  • The incentive of a tax deduction to attract individual donors
  • Consultation services with NYFA staff
  • 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

How to apply for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

The next no-fee application deadline is June 30, 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 fiscal sponsorship 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.

Funds received through the fiscal sponsorship program are taxable, you will receive a 1099 from NYFA.

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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