Fiscal Sponsorship Program

This program incubates individual projects and emerging organizations, offering them the ability to seek funding through fiscal sponsorship, and supporting participants during a crucial stage.  It provides an opportunity to develop a project and determine its trajectory with the guidance and oversight of an established nonprofit. EMERGE supports artists who are launching new endeavors, those who are in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) determination, and also projects and programs that prefer to remain fiscally sponsored, making use of PAC’s nonprofit infrastructure to support their ongoing efforts.  Individuals or organizations are eligible to apply on behalf of projects or programs that align with PAC’s mission of facilitating and empowering the arts.  For more information, contact Robert Crouch by email at rcrouch@pasadenaartscouncil.org or by phone at 626-793-8171.  To apply, please submit the inquiry form below.

The Pasadena Arts Council is a member of the Tides Center’s National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, committed to raising the understanding of fiscal sponsorship among the public and funders, sharing a desire to build best practices, and working to enhance the sector by building capacity to advance public benefit.  EMERGE is listed on the national Fiscal Sponsor Directory: www.fiscalsponsordirectory.org.

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Fiscal Sponsorship Inquiry

The first step is to complete and submit our online information sheet, which will be reviewed by Pasadena Arts Council within 14 days. Our full approval process involves a careful review of the project’s goals and objectives, along with a personal interview, to ensure that the project aligns with PAC’s mission. The application process is open year-round and applicants generally receive final decision within 30 days.

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