What is a Fiscal Sponsor?
Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an individual or entity lacking the ability to receive grants from foundations, government agencies and individual tax-deductible donations.
The main benefit of a fiscal sponsorship is giving emerging storytellers, filmmakers and entertainment artists access to charitable funding for their project without the expense and time-consuming process of creating and running a 501(c)(3) organization.
For the recipient, fiscal sponsors can provide infrastructure, oversight, and home for donations to an artist’s project. The fiscal sponsor also agrees to assume limited legal and financial responsibility for the activities of groups or individuals engaged in
work that furthers the fiscal sponsor’s mission. For SLFW, this allows us to support creative independence in visual storytelling and uphold a community of diverse, innovative artists with unique vision.
For SLFW, this allows us to support creative independence in visual storytelling and uphold a community of diverse, innovative artists with unique vision.
SLFW offers the region’s only fiscal sponsorship program geared toward filmmakers and motion media.
For an overview of the program, roles and responsibilities, download the
SLFW Fiscal Sponsorship Program Guidelines Index.
The guidelines cover the following topics
The What is a Fiscal Sponsor
Benefit of a Fiscal Sponsorship
How it Works
Who can Apply
How to Apply
Project Review Criteria
Distribution of Funds
ONE: A Short Film
Creators: J. Elvis Herman and Freise Brothers
A Brush of Violence
Director: Daniel Lawrence Wilson
Donations by Check
Checks must be made out to: St. Louis Filmworks
Have Fiscal Sponsorship donors write (Project Title) on the check Memo Line
Mail Checks to:
St. Louis Filmworks
5062 Winona Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63109-2456