Fiscal Sponsorship Program
You have the knowledge and experience to address your community's needs. We provide behind-the-scenes support to bring your vision to life.
Whether your project is just getting started, scaling up, or established, Foundation for Louisiana supports community initiatives by providing support in finance and administration.
FFL’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program provides critical operational infrastructure across social justice issues for projects led by members of the communities they serve with an intentional focus on Black and Indigenous-led initiatives and movements. Through fiscal sponsorship, FFL supports innovative projects responding to unmet needs throughout Louisiana. We partner with organizations and individuals whose work aligns with our values and mission.
Why Use Fiscal Sponsorship?
Fiscal sponsorship can help foster a new or growing initiative by providing structural support. A person or group might benefit from fiscal sponsorship if:
- They want to test the feasibility of a project or idea before creating an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- They prefer to focus their energy on the development and implementation of the idea, without having to take on fiscal management and reporting responsibilities.
- They are in the process of becoming an independent nonprofit organization but have funds already promised or available to them.
- They already exist as a nonprofit organization, but do not have the infrastructure to be eligible for or manage large grants or complex projects.
- The project is of limited duration, like an event, art project, or educational campaign.
Interested in learning more about fiscal sponsorship? Fill out this interest form and our team will contact you to set up a follow-up meeting.
FFL's Fiscally Sponsored Projects
FFL is proud to currently fiscally sponsor the following projects:
Community organization coordinating mutual aid for undocumented trans youth.
Housing and development finance agency that provides mortgage financing for low- to moderate-income families and credit support for affordable rental and community development projects in New Orleans.
Network organization that inspires and optimizes philanthropic investment in the Greater New Orleans region to promote equity and increase justice.
Independent DA Monitor
A team that monitors the New Orleans District Attorney’s office for compliance with consent decree and ensures the office’s compliance with the Constitution.
Ironton Reconstruction and Development Committee (IRAD)
A coalition-led effort to rebuild the town of Ironton, Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Ida in 2021.
Community organization that equips creative professionals from underrepresented communities, age 18-25, with skills, tools and resources to transform local media.
Coalition of more than 20 organizations fighting against carbon capture and storage projects in Louisiana and fighting for environmental, racial, and social justice.
Coalition working to decriminalize HIV and end stigma and misinformation associated with the virus.
Statewide alliance of organizations and individuals working to ensure sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for all people through advocacy, law and policy change, and movement-building.
Planning board consisting of community members, staff, and a Youth Advisory Board who plan and move together to deliver change that improves outcomes for children and youth in Orleans Parish.
Coalition of organizers, people impacted by incarceration, and other community members in New Orleans dedicated to reducing the jail population and increasing equity in the criminal legal system.
Office working to further greater economic opportunity and resilience for New Orleans’ communities of color through the National League of Cities’ Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion initiative.
Community organization providing post release help for asylum seekers in Louisiana and mutual aid for undocumented community members.
A multi-generational collaborative network of partners and investors committed to celebrating, uplifting, and sustaining the leadership presence and contribution of Black women working in philanthropy.
Support Fiscal Sponsorships
FFL’s fiscal sponsorship program is a strategic investment in nonprofit ecosystem development. It enables organizations to access funding, builds their organizational capacity, and fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing. By strengthening the nonprofit sector as a whole, we can catalyze social change, promote innovation, and advance their philanthropic goals. If you’d like to learn more about how you can invest in Louisiana’s nonprofit ecosystem via the support of fiscal sponsorship, please schedule a meeting with Institutional Giving Officer Jules Goins.
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