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What is fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship brings together a nonprofit-type project and a nonprofit organization and allows the project to work under the organization's umbrella.

Through fiscal sponsorship, the project enjoys all the benefits of tax-exemption without having to deal with the IRS.

These benefits include tax-deductible donations, qualifying for grants, and the good will normally accorded nonprofit organizations.

CMS's History
In 2001 a philanthropist asked CMS to serve as his fiscal sponsor, and we've been active in the field ever since.

We've developed a program that is simple and accessible, and it's available to new projects seeking a nonprofit umbrella. (The most recent ones are listed here.)

Our guiding principals

Integrity- We're highly accountable to our clients and to the nonprofit sector.

Service - We're successful only if our clients are attended to efficiently and cheerfully.

Speed - We respond quickly to our clients' requests for disbursements and accounting reports.

Simplicity - It costs very little (in time and funds) to engage our fiscal sponsorship services.

And it's quick: answer 5 questions, peruse and sign our agreement, mail your initial payment, and it's done!
Who qualifies?

You DON'T have to be involved in the media or the arts to work with us.

Virtually ANY educational, charitable or religious program is compatible with our fiscal sponsorship program.

Entering into fiscal sponsorship with us is quick and easy.

And you can cancel our arrangement at any time, for any reason, with 30 days' notice.

[If you wish, you may check our 501(c)(3) status here.]

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