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. Six times a year (every other month), MAPS accepts applications for fiscally sponsored projects which are reviewed by a panel of 3-5 board members and expert guests. Applications are reviewed on their own merit, not in comparison with any other applications received. Applicants will be notified of their final scores and provided with a brief summary of any relevant notes. All project funds raised by fiscally sponsored projects are subject to a 6% administrative fee.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the deadline date to be considered for the next cycle. You may submit your application at any time, however, please note the following deadlines for review and notification:
May 12, 2021 June 3, 2021
July 14, 2021 August 5, 2021
Sept 8, 2021 October 7, 2021
Nov 10, 2021 December 9, 2021
Jan 12, 2022 February 9, 2022
*Please note: fiscal sponsorship is NOT a grant and applications should not include a request for funding from MAPS. If you want to learn about fiscal sponsorship watch the Fiscal Sponsorship Primer Video by Propel Nonprofits.
We highly recommend that you download and review the application questions here before you begin, and then draft and save your answers offline before you start to complete the application. Applications are online only and available here.
Fiscal Sponsorship Workshop Powerpoint
Fiscal Sponsorship Review Process and Criteria
Fiscal Sponsorship Policies and Guidelines
Fiscal Sponsorship Application Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Project Budget
Sample Contract Agreement
MAPS Fiscal Sponsorship program is supported by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission.