Fiscal Sponsorship

This unique program offers individual artists, collectives, and emerging organizations the ability to solicit tax­ deductible contributions and grants, as well as consultation from MAPS staff for individual projects. Once a year, MAPS accepts applications for fiscally sponsored projects and an independent, three-person committee selects awardees. All project funds raised by fiscally sponsored projects are subject to a 6% administrative fee.

*Please note: fiscal sponsorship is NOT a grant and applications should not include a request for funding from MAPS.


Applications are now closed. The next round of applications will open in spring of 2020.

Please make note of these important deadlines for this year’s fiscal sponsorship program:

  • Applications Open: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:59pm
  • Fiscal Sponsorship Application Workshops
    – Saturday, March 30 at noon: Urb Arts (2600 14th N. Street)
    – Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm: Intersect Arts Center (3636 Texas Avenue)
  • Review Committee Convenes: July 2019
  • Award notification: August 2019


Important MAPS Resources

2018 Fiscal Sponsorship Workshop Powerpoint
Frequently Asked Questions
Policies & Guidelines
Sample Project Budget
Sample Agreement
Fiscal Sponsorship Application Questions

Want to learn more about how fiscal sponsorship works?
Watch the Fiscal Sponsorship Primer Video by Propel Nonprofits

2019 Review Committee

Gina Alvarez has been working in the academic and non-profit sector in St. Louis for ten years now. She led Washington University students in their semester abroad travels and taught printmaking at several colleges and universities around St. Louis. She has also managed and booked exhibitions for several venues including Fort Gondo. Most recently Gina was the gallery and education director for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and Galleries. She is currently the Executive Director for VSA Missouri, the statewide organization on Arts and Disability.



Travis Sheridan is an entrepreneur, consultant, professional speaker, writer and actor/comedian passionate about entrepreneurship as a driver for economic development and using data to make informed business decisions. He is currently the Executive Director of Venture Cafe Foundation in St. Louis. He has a thing for bricks and in his free time wanders around the urban core.




Roseann Weiss is the Lead Educator for the Arts as Civic Engagement (ACE) program at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and formerly the Director of the Community & Public Arts Department at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis. She has 30 years of experience in arts leadership in nonprofit arts institutions, community organizations, and galleries.


MAPS Fiscal Sponsorship program is supported by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission.