What do I need to do to set up a project with COMMON Foundation?

Contact us. We’re always excited to learn from others, and to hear about your non-profit idea. You may have an idea for a new non-profit entity to incubate and then launch independently outside of COMMON Foundation, or it could be a new non-profit project, program, or service that you’d like to operate within the COMMON Foundation over the long-term.

We require a minimum of $50,000 from the outset. The fiscal sponsorship fee is 10% to cover overhead and administration. The average cost of overhead and administration for non-profits in the US is currently 36.9%, so you’ll begin by saving 26.9% based on the average for overhead.

Our goal is to always support and promote your efforts. If it’s a fit, we’ll send you our fiscal sponsorship handbook and agreement for you to review. We’re always happy to answer questions until you’re satisfied, and then take whichever steps are most appropriate to advance your goals.