The RC&D has proven experience in providing assistance to various local and statewide collaboratives to help turn ideas into action. We currently provide fiscal sponsor services to a variety of local collaboratives and projects. As an insured 501(c)3, the services we can provide are: being a grant applicant and recipient, hiring temporary staff, providing funding administration services, holding contracts and more. In addition, if you are interested in providing a large or small donation to a particular collaboration, project, or general cause related to conservation and sustainable communities, we can assist you in getting those donations placed where they can do the most good.
We charge a 20% fee on all funding administered. This fee can be negotiable depending on the amount and source of the funding.
The resources of the RC&D Council and staff are limited, so the adoption of new projects and assistance must be carefully reviewed and considered. Organizations or individuals wanting the RC&D to be a fiscal sponsor for a coalition, project, or program must present their idea and needs to the RC&D Council at a regularly scheduled meeting. It is advised to consult with the Executive Director well before that meeting. When preparing a proposal, proponents must consider the following project criteria that the RC&D must make when considering new projects. Projects must:
Be in line with the RC&D mission.
Involve a collaboration of organizations / agencies.
Address a ‘real’ demonstrated need and be relevant to conservation and sustainability in our community.
Have broad demonstrated support of stakeholders and community, or working toward building that support.
Have financial, technical, and capacity feasibility.
Have credibility, transparency, and accountability of potential partners.
Have large benefit compared to cost of time and funding.
Even if a project does meet the above criteria, it may not be selected for support if the RC&D Council deems there is not enough staff time or resources to successfully assist the project.
To apply for RC&D assistance:
An individual or group must fill out the following Fiscal Sponsorship Application, and if accepted will need to sign a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement. Please review carefully before applying.