Grant Policy for Sponsees

Grant Policy for Sponsees

If you are a fiscal sponsee of Fiscal Sponsorship Allies, please review our policy on applying for grants below.

Fiscal Sponsorship Allies, Inc. (“FSA”) is committed to fulfilling its mission in providing the best fiscal sponsorship services at affordable rates to those engaging in charitable work for the larger community. Sponsees may find opportunities to solicit grant awards and may want to know how to proceed in order to optimize its chances at submitting a successful application while remaining compliant with FSA’s policies. This section, “Applying to Grants” should help clarify such questions.

  1. Charitable Program: FSA is a nonprofit corporation and 501(c)(3) public charity. Our charitable program is to provide fiscal sponsorship services to other entities operating charitable programming.
  2. Approved Sponsee Programs: FSA has an application process in place to approve the charitable programs carried out by Sponsees. If a Sponsee finds a grant that it would like to apply to, the use of those funds, if awarded, is limited to the programs that were approved for fiscal sponsorship by FSA. Should a grant application include programs that were not previously approved by FSA, the grant award will automatically be declined by FSA if the Sponsee does not provide details in writing to FSA and obtain written approval of the new programming prior to the grant application’s submission.
  3. Approving Grant Applications: Sponsees are required to inform FSA of any grant awards that they would like to apply for and receive approval from FSA prior to grant submission. Once approved, a copy of the application (as submitted to the grant provider) should be sent to FSA via email.
  4. Sponsor Reporting Requirements: Some grant foundations require grant reports to be signed and sent by FSA. When such is the case, the Sponsee is obligated to prepare the appropriate narrative and financial reports and send them to FSA for review no later than one week prior to the deadline for submission to the grant foundation. Failure to supply these reports could result in the grant foundation terminating the grant Agreement or requesting a return of the grant funds.
  5. Sponsee Reporting Requirements: FSA will accept grant reports in place of, or as part of, quarterly reports for the convenience of the Sponsee, as long as the grant report meets the required information detailed here: https://fiscalsponsorshipallies.org/elementor-584/. Quarterly reports are required of all Sponsees, regardless of if grant providers only require annual or semi-annual reporting.
  6. Sponsor Materials for Grants: Sponsor can supply materials necessary for grant applications, specifically those that are applied for in FSA’s name. Materials include, but are not limited to: determination letter, W-9, audited financial statements, Articles of Incorporation, 990, and annual budget. FSA is not obligated to share any of these documents with Sponsee directly, but will submit them directly to a grant foundation.
  7. Federal Grants: Due to the administrative burden of federal grants, FSA does not facilitate them in any circumstances at this time. We may consider city, county, or state-issued grants that do not require a SAM.gov account.