Dance Resource Center helps raise and manage funds to support work, productions and dance related projects.
The fiscal sponsorship program provides an affordable alternative to creating and maintaining a nonprofit corporation by allowing participants to seek certain grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under Dance Resource Center’s tax exempt status.
Click here to see and support Dance Resource Center’s Sponsored Projects.
You are eligible to apply if you are…
- an individual choreographer
- a dance artist
- an unincorporated presenter
- an artistic director of an unincorporated company or festival
- a dance entity organized as a for profit corporation or partnership
- in the process of obtaining your 501(c)(3) status
Any individual (not student) or organizational member of Dance Resource Center whose project aligns with DRC’s mission is eligible to participate.
501(c)(3) organizations and projects that do not fall within legal guidelines for public benefit corporations are not eligible to participate.
As a participant in the program…
Individual donors can make tax-deductible donations to DRC that are earmarked for your work
Individual donors can make tax-deductible donations to DRC that are earmarked for your work, either directly to DRC or through crowdfunding campaigns.
Donors will receive receipts and/or thank you letters for tax purposes.
Donors can make monetary contributions in many ways.
Potential eligibility for certain grants
Receipt of regular lists of donors, complete with contact information.
Receipt of regular financial reports
Receipt of regular financial reports relating to contributions received on your behalf.
A featured artist page on DRC’s website
Shareable link to promote and receive donations
Interested? Please submit a Fiscal Sponsorship application.
Click here to see and support DRC’s Sponsored Projects.
The application process is easy! Click the links below to review the Fiscal Sponsorship Application and other program forms.
Sample Photo Waiver
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Fiscal sponsorship is a common means by which individuals and organizations can start new, nonprofit programs without establishing a separate 501(c)3 organization. This alternative allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor’s tax-exempt status.
Is there more than one kind?
There are several forms of fiscal sponsorship, but in every case, the fiscal sponsor is required to ensure that all funding received on behalf of your project will be utilized for tax-exempt, charitable purposes as defined in the internal revenue code.
Please read DRC’s sample agreement carefully to see if our fiscal sponsorship program suits you best.