Working with Fiscal Sponsors

Creative and Effective Ways to Support the Breadth of the Arts in Your Community


Monday, October 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Organized by Christine Elbel, executive director, Fleishhacker Foundation; Tere Romo, program officer, The San Francisco Foundation; San San Wong, director of grants, San Francisco Arts Commission.

Presented by Deborah Cullinan, executive director, Intersection for the Arts; Wayne Hazzard, executive director, Dancers’ Group; Jessica Robinson Love, executive director, CounterPULSE.

Many arts funders have found that including fiscally sponsored projects in their arts grantmaking has allowed them to be more responsive to community needs and to better support more creative and/or culturally specific working structures within the arts field. Three exemplary San Francisco arts organizations, CounterPULSE, Dancers' Group, and Intersection for the Arts, will describe their financial, managerial, artistic, marketing, and production support for fiscally sponsored artists and ensembles that do not have their own nonprofit status. The presenters will discuss the essential components and best practices of effective fiscal sponsorships, and how they can help arts funders conduct due diligence and meet their grantmaking goals.