For artists and organizations whose mission aligns with ours, our fiscal sponsorship program provides a way for you or your organization to receive support through donations and grants, enabling you to give your gift, share your art, and make the world a better place.
APPLY it’s easy! Apply here and we will get back to you within the week.
How it works: when your mission resonates with ours, we can legally support you to receive financial donations and apply for grants. We take a small fee for this—7-10 percent, depending on how much support you want—and turn your money around to you within 14 days of receipt.
What you do: apply, interview, and if you’re accepted, you provide information about what you do to us along with a photo. You’ll get your own profile and donation button on our website, so your fans, friends, and family can support you financially.
What we do: we will keep your information current on our website, make sure your donations are responsibly and swiftly processed and money is passed to you promptly. We also do social media features of our fiscal sponsees to help spread awareness of your art. Finally, we provide our 501(c)3 number for the purposes of applying for grants, so you can go after grant funding.
The 418 Project’s fiscal sponsorship program started in 2001—in the past year, our fiscal sponsorship program raised over $90,000 for artists and organizations, positively impacting more than 2,500 individuals. Don’t wait, ask us more, we’re here to help.
Meet and Support
Our Fiscal Sponsees
Raíces y Cariño | Roots and Love
A Community Collective for Families
RC is a family collective committed to providing families with support systems that lead to finding connections, empowerment, and well-being for the whole family. We commit to being an equitable, inclusive, and safe space where the community feels welcome and can raise our children together.
Located in the heart of Watsonville on Freedom Blvd with a large, free parking lot, and an enclosed outdoor space to accompany the expansive open interior.
Everyone's Music School
Help support Everyone's Music School provide compassionate Music Instruction to our community. Your donation will go toward our BIPOC scholarship fund, Community Choir, Free weekly music classes and general operating expenses. We truly believe quality music education should be accessible to all walks of life!
Donate to Watsonville Yoga
Watsonville Yoga, Dance and Healing Arts is the first dedicated Yoga studio in our town and the only bilingual Yoga and dance studio in the greater Bay Area. We offer classes for the general public as well as for children, seniors, and farmworkers. We also host a healing arts clinic, where you can find licensed practitioners of Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Massage, Craniosacral, Herbalism, and other health modalities. There is plenty of free 3-hour parking right around the corner on Beach Street in the city parking structure. We have an intense commitment to serving and uniting people of diverse backgrounds and ages through the time-tested practices of Yoga, the creative discovery of freedom and cultural knowledge in Dance, and the wisdom traditions of the Earth at our healing arts clinic.
Santa Cruz Circus Arts Winter 2019 Showcase. Photo: Steve DiBartolomeo, Westside Studio Images.
Donate to Santa Cruz Circus Arts
Santa Cruz Circus Arts is a family run business. We love everything circus has to offer especially the community it brings. We specialize in Aerial and Cheer. We are so excited about the Fiscal Sponsorship because we are excited to expand on what we love doing and be able to bring Circus Arts and Cheer to more people. Our mission statement is Our mission is to create an inclusive, creative space for everyone to feel welcome, inspired, and safe in learning new skills. Students of all ages, levels, and athletic backgrounds are encouraged to come join the SCCA community.
Donate to "Coming to America"
In times like these. The Unknown. The Unusual. The non-conformist. We need ART to sustain us.
Join and support Uche Elueze as he aims to put up his one-man show in the city of Santa Cruz by the year’s end.
His show called Coming To America; not the movie is a story about his life. Being born in Nigeria and spending most of his life abroad.
The show will take place outdoors with social distancing as we try to adapt and move forward in these unusual times.
The show is a one-man solo show centered around self and how different institutions and countries have shaped his character.
It’s an immersive show with storytelling, monologues performance art, and Improv.
Uchè Elueze has been part of Santa Cruz Shakespeare and he appreciates any and all support.