Fiscal Sponsorship

Services Overview
Looking for a Fiscal Sponsor?

Since 1983, the Ed Fund has served as a fiscal sponsor to community projects. Through our 501(c)(3) status, we provide back office services financial management, insurance coverage, human resources expertise, and grant management services. This allows sponsored projects the ability to focus on what matters to them—serving the students and schools of West Contra Costa.

The Ed Fund provides fiscal sponsorship for community based organizations whose core values and mission are aligned with our own.

The Ed Fund Mission: When communities work together to eliminate inequities, our youth will thrive. West Contra Costa Public Education Fund mobilizes resources for our students and aligns the efforts of our partners to ensure that all students succeed in college, career and life.

As fiscal sponsor, the Ed Fund serves as a financial and legal umbrella for sponsored projects. The fiscal project is responsible for project management, fundraising, annual plan and budget. We charge 8.0% on all incoming revenue as an administrative fee for the services we provide.

• Our financial services include fund based accounting according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We maintain a separate bank account for fiscal projects so your funds are not co-mingled with the organization’s funds;

• Sponsored projects are specifically covered under the Ed Fund’s insurance policies, and as a fiscal project you are covered under our annual audit, and in our Federal and State tax filings;

• We provide fiscal grant management of federal, state and local grants and contracts. This includes support in preparing and submitting the grant, invoicing, payouts, periodic and final reporting.

• You receive full accounting support services along with quarterly financial reports for your project;

• Background and fingerprinting management;

• Listing on our website where you can add your project blurb and a link to your own website, facebook page or other social media connection;

• Spotlight in our monthly e-newsletter.

The Ed Fund also offers fiscal and administrative services to 501(C)(3) organizations who can benefit from our experience, reputation and economies of scale.

Budget Development – $250
Grantwriting – $75/hour
Organizational Development Package – $1,000 – includes support for board development and governance, developing policies
Fund Development Package – $1,000 – includes grant research and developing a grant template for your use in applying for grants
Program Development Package – $1,000 – includes support with program design, implementation and evaluation

If you are interested in the Ed Fund’s Fiscal Sponsorship or Administration Services for your project or organization, please fill out the Fiscal Fiscal Sponsorship Letter of Inquiry. For any general questions, please contact Beth Wright, Business & Finance Manager,

If you would like to become a sponsored project of the Ed Fund in order to solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants, please call the Ed Fund at (510) 233-1464.