raise funds for your purpose-driven project

Impact Hub Houston
fiscal sponsorship

Your cause can’t wait. You need to act quickly to get your project or venture up and running to help your community.

Let us help you: Impact Hub Houston Fiscal Sponsorship allows you to apply for grants and accept donations without having to launch your own 501c3 nonprofit. If your project creates positive impact and aligns with any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we can help.

FISCALLY SPONSORED PROJECTS

What You Gain

We want to help you bring your vision to life as quickly as possible so you can start creating the impact your community needs. Following best practices set by the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, Impact Hub Houston Fiscal Sponsorship is a great way for individuals, businesses and new organizations to raise funds without letting the paperwork overwhelm your good work. Your benefits include:

Donation Tools

Get a customized donation page, button and links to help you promote and raise funds for your project.

Donation Options

Allow your supporters to choose one-time or automatic monthly recurring donations, at pre-set or personalized donation levels.
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Secure Transactions

Solicit and receive payment through a secure platform that allows for easy accounting and donor management.

Rapid Response

Apply today and if your project meets all qualifications, you’ll be able to start raising funds within a week!

Flexibility

We support diverse people-, planet-, and purpose-driven projects, from new to existing, one-time to ongoing, long-term to short-term.

Support

Our commitment to inclusive and equitable support for changemakers means we will work with you to help you get set up for success.

When Should I Consider Fiscal Sponsorship?

Are you an individual or group wanting to start a project or program without launching a whole new organization, or before making a long-term investment in starting a 501c3? Have you already applied for your 501c3 status but want to start raising funds for your cause now? Are you planning a collaboration but want a neutral fund manager? Then fiscal sponsorship might be the perfect fit for your charitable objectives.

Impact Hub Houston follows the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors best practice guidelines.

Reach More People

Once your project is accepted, we can help you reach a broader audience for support by promoting it directly to our community, and by engaging our community partners and networks to help amplify your ask.

Social Media Reach

Subscribers

Likes and Followers

Partners and Supporters

Eligible Projects

  • Purpose aligns with our vision, mission, and values
  • Funds will be used solely for the project’s stated purpose
  • Applicant has experience with and/or connection to the community being served
  • Applicant has done market analysis to identify any others already doing similar work
  • Applicant has a designed a plan and budget for the project
  • Located in the Greater Houston area, even though its impact may expand farther

Ineligible Projects

  • Designed primarily to benefit an individual or business (non-charitable)
  • Raises funds through charitable gambling
  • Requires exceptional governmental oversight and licensing
  • Involves complex financial transactions

Fees

  • Application Fee: There is NO fee to apply for sponsorship!
  • Start Fee: Upon acceptance, there is a $300 one-time setup fee to offset costs of the set-up and onboarding process.
  • Sponsorship Fee: Our administrative fee is 8% of charitable funds received for the project. This fee covers management of accounts receivable (receiving and processing donations, including sending donor tax-receipts); a monthly fund balance report; grants management; and support from experienced staff including guidance as you set your project success strategy and goals, and access to free and discounted trainings.

Let’s Get Started!

Once you’ve reviewed the eligibility criteria and fee structure above, fill out the form below and we’ll email you with next steps.