Fiscal Sponsorship

Dance Resource Center helps raise and manage funds to support work, productions and dance related projects.

Dance Resource Center helps raise and manage funds to support work, productions and dance related projects.

The fiscal sponsorship program provides an affordable alternative to creating and maintaining a nonprofit corporation by allowing participants to seek certain grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under Dance Resource Center’s tax exempt status.

Click here to see and support Dance Resource Center’s Sponsored Projects.

You are eligible to apply if you are…

  • an individual choreographer
  • a dance artist
  • an unincorporated presenter
  • an artistic director of an unincorporated company or festival
  • a dance entity organized as a for profit corporation or partnership
  • in the process of obtaining your 501(c)(3) status

Any individual (not student) or organizational member of Dance Resource Center whose project aligns with DRC’s mission is eligible to participate.

501(c)(3) organizations and projects that do not fall within legal guidelines for public benefit corporations are not eligible to participate.

As a participant in the program…

Individual donors can make tax-deductible donations to DRC that are earmarked for your work

Individual donors can make tax-deductible donations to DRC that are earmarked for your work, either directly to DRC or through crowdfunding campaigns.

Donors will receive receipts and/or thank you letters for tax purposes.
Donors will receive receipts and/or thank you letters for tax purposes.
Donors can make monetary contributions in many ways.
Donors can make monetary contributions by credit card, check, money order, or stocks & securities.
Be eligible to apply for certain grants

Be eligible to apply for certain grants in the state of California, as well as nationally (including California Arts Council and MAP Fund)

Receive regular lists of donors, complete with contact information.

Receive regular lists of donors, complete with contact information.

Receive regular financial reports

Receive regular financial reports relating to contributions received on your behalf.

Have a page featuring your project on DRC's website

Have a page featuring your project on DRC’s website which includes an individual donation tab.

Receive a shareable link to promote and receive donations for your projects

Receive a shareable link that can be used to promote and receive donations through your personal and/or business website.

Interested? Please submit a Fiscal Sponsorship application.

The application process is easy! Click the links below to review the Fiscal Sponsorship Application and other program forms.

Sample Agreement

Sample Report

Sample Photo Waiver

Contact us at info@danceresourcecenter.org for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship is a common means by which individuals and organizations can start new, nonprofit programs without establishing a separate 501(c)3 organization. This alternative allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor’s tax-exempt status.

Is there more than one kind?

There are several forms of fiscal sponsorship, but in every case, the fiscal sponsor is required to ensure that all funding received on behalf of your project will be utilized for tax-exempt, charitable purposes as defined in the internal revenue code.

Please read DRC’s sample agreement carefully to see if our fiscal sponsorship program suits you best.

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