Fiscal Sponsorship Program

by Conscious Goodness

Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Our fiscal sponsorship program is designed for visual storytellers who are actively fundraising for their projects and need 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status.

Non-profit tax-exempt status is required by many foundations, corporations and government agencies in order to be eligible for funding since many do not accept application proposals from individuals. Additionally, 501(c)(3) status allows you to receive charitable deductible contributions from individuals—a major incentive for individuals considering making a donation to your project.

Our fiscal sponsorship program is open to all consciousness raising projects and all visual storytellers, producers, innovators, and artists regardless of education, background or previous credits.

What do we sponsor?

We sponsor projects intended for and designed to raise consciousness and may not be produced solely for commercial gain. The term “project” is used very broadly, and may refer to a one-time project or an ongoing series.

Eligibility

The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and an independent filmmaker, producer, documentarian or artist.

The project must be a media or arts project with an evident consciousness-raising, humanitarian, environmental or mind-body-spirit theme.

Applicant must be the creator who owns the copyright of the work and has artistic, budgetary, and editorial control.

As a fiscally sponsored project, applicants are responsible for their own fundraising and are required to submit a fundraising plan with their application.

As a non-profit tax-exempt umbrella organization serving as your project’s exclusive fiscal sponsor throughout the production of the project, Conscious Goodness, is legally responsible for the funds received on behalf of fiscally sponsored projects. We accept and administer contributions made to your project and ensure all funds are only used for charitable activities, as established by the recipient and donor, while overseeing timely donor reporting. The amount of funds to be raised is a minimum of $25,000 (If you end up not being able to raise that amount, you are not penalized).

Fiscal sponsorship does not mean that we conduct research or provide grants for individual project funding at any time. It also does not mean we are your fundraisers, producers, or connected to the actual production or content of your project. All proprietary and artistic rights, title, and interest in and to the completed project will belong to the Project Director and may be copyrighted in the Project Director’s name.

Fiscal Sponsorship with Conscious Goodness is not a guarantee of Distribution. If your project fits our mission and our distribution platforms, you may submit your film for Distribution consideration at the appropriate time.

Administrative Fees

Regular Contributions: 5%*

Credit Cards: 5%* + 3% fee imposed by credit cards

* When cumulative donations for a single project reach $350,000: 5%

Frequently Asked Questions

Grant programs, scholarship programs, or any other scenario in which you are not the end grant recipient;

Commercial projects with the primary goal of making money;

Projects without a consciousness raising or mind-body-spirit theme or  conscious media component;

Student films produced through universities or colleges;

Projects where the applicant is not the owner and direct controller of the project;

Projects that could be considered in support of a political campaign or candidate;

Anything illegal, contrary to law.

No, though we would welcome you to take advantage of growing audience to help promote your project. We can do this in several ways…

Yes, all sponsored projects are required to have at least one principal be a member in good standing of the Creators Network.

Your project can be in any stage of development, production, post production or distribution.

There is no submission deadline. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. The review of your application and notification of acceptance will take place within 30 days of submission.

No, but applicant must be a member in good standing of the Creators Network.