New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. 


NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship allows individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using NYFA's tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization. Under NYFA's fiscal sponsorship program, artists and organizations can optimize the reach of their fundraising efforts. 

Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community. 

** This application form is for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship's no-fee quarterly application cycle. If you are seeking an Out of Cycle review please contact sponsorship@nyfa.org**

Application must include the following:

project description

budget (EO applicants must supply 3 years' budgets - past, current, and next fiscal year)
fundraising strategy

resumes (for all primary staff and at least 2 leading board members)

work samples
letters of support


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Artist Projects and Emerging Organizations must have a minimum budget of $15,000. This money need not be committed before applying for fiscal sponsorship or being accepted into the NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Applicants must have a US Social Security Number or federally registered EIN number.

Applicants cannot be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

Organizations must be non-profit in nature with a measurable public benefit. Applications that are for-profit in nature will not be considered.

For accepted Emerging Organizations' NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship charges an 8% administrative fee, $100 contract fee, and a $100 annual renewal fee. Due to the more comprehensive accounting categories, EO's will also be responsible for a $45 quarterly maintenance fee.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is NOT a grant program. No funds will be awarded by applying to this program. Fiscal Sponsorship is a financial and administrative tool to help projects expand their fundraising capabilities, you can learn more here


Emerging organizations must be incorporated — or in the process of incorporating — as a nonprofit on the state level. Artist's Projects (APs) should complete an Artist's Project Application, if you are an AP you should leave this application and select the AP application category.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about fiscal sponsorship, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship's processes, and other benefits, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

** This application form is for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship's no-fee quarterly application cycle. If you are seeking an Out of Cycle review please contact sponsorship@nyfa.org**

Application must include the following:

project description

budget
fundraising strategy

resume

work samples (if applicable)
letters of support


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Artist projects and emerging organizations must have a minimum budget of $15,000. This money need not be committed before applying for fiscal sponsorship or being accepted into the NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Applicants must have a US Social Security Number or federally registered EIN number.

Applicants cannot be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

Project must be non-profit in nature with a measurable public benefit. Applications that are for-profit in nature will not be considered.

For accepted projects, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship charges an 8% administrative fee, $100 contract fee, and a $50 annual renewal fee.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is NOT a grant program. No funds will be awarded by applying to this program. Fiscal Sponsorship is a financial and administrative tool to help projects expand their fundraising capabilities, you can learn more here


Emerging organizations must be incorporated — or in the process of incorporating — as a nonprofit on the state level. Emerging organizations (EOs) should complete an Emerging Organization Application, if you are an EO you should leave this application and select the EO application category.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about fiscal sponsorship, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship's processes, and other benefits, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.