Get support and resources for your awesome project.
CascadiaNow! is dedicated to amplifying positive impacts across Cascadia. CascadiaStrong, fiscal sponsorship through CascadiaNow!, provides resources and technical assistance to grassroots projects that provide bioregional education, promote public service, and celebrate Cascadian ecology and culture.
Our application cycle is closed for 2016. We will begin accepting applications again January 1st. Click here to contact us for more information about sponsorship in 2017 and beyond.
If you are interested in fiscal sponsorship, we are happy to talk with you to make sure your application is prepped and prepared for our 2017 application cycle.
Benefits of CascadiaStrong
- All the benefits of 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status.
- Communications channels reaching 10,000+ passionate Cascadians.
- CascadiaNow! staff support for strategic planning, event coordination, and eventual transition to an independent 501(c)(3).
- Access to volunteers with the skills you need to make your project a success.
- An administrative structure for hiring staff, keeping the books, and complying with legal and fiscal requirements.
What is fiscal sponsorship?
Fiscal sponsorship is a relationship between a project and a sponsoring organization. The project leaders retain creative control of the project according to agreed upon activities and outcomes and the sponsoring organization adopts the project as its own program. The project then becomes the legal responsibility of the sponsor and has no separate legal existence.
Why should I consider fiscal sponsorship for my project?
Fiscal sponsorship is often beneficial to projects that have plans for near-term growth but lack the resources to achieve this growth independently. Maybe you want to grow your publicity reach and get more attendees at your events. Perhaps you have big programming goals that need a larger budget. Or maybe you just want to streamline your activities and workflows to get the most out of your time and effort. Fiscal sponsorship is also a great way to obtain 501(c)(3) status for your educational and charitable activities without the burden of applying and reporting to the IRS.
My organization or project does not currently have a budget, and does not plan to receive donations, or pay staff. Do I need to apply for fiscal sponsorship?
If you'r organization or project does not currently have a budget or plan to pay employess, or accept tax-deductible gifts reach out to us to explore how we can provide services and support. CascadiaNow! exists to support all work to make the Pacific Northwest a better place, educate about Cascadia and biroegionalism, and to serve as a communication hub to raise awareness for these causes. There are a million ways to partner, and we're happy to help! If your organization or project is revenue neutral, simply fill out the contact form or reach to firstname.lastname@example.org to recieve more informaiton.
Is fiscal sponsorship the same as financial sponsorship?
No. Fiscal sponsorship does not necessarily imply financial support. All CascadiaStrong projects must be willing to fundraise or otherwise generate revenues to support their budget. CascadiaNow! is committed to supporting all our projects in achieving their revenue goals.