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Estimate Your Potential Savings with Community Initiatives' Fiscal Sponsorship Calculator

Starting and operating a nonprofit can be time-consuming and expensive. Fiscal sponsorship may help. Community Initiatives handles the myriad of issues associated with running a nonprofit and often lowers the business costs.

To estimate your potential savings, try Community Initiatives' Fiscal Sponsorship Calculator*. It’s a simple tool designed to help you determine whether fiscal sponsorship might be right for you.

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*The estimates are based on standard fees associated with comprehensive fiscal sponsorship and typical operating costs for running an independent 501(c)3 located in California, USA. Calculations include accounting software, bookkeeping, annual audit, incremental office expenses, liability insurance, bank fees, donation platform service charges, etc. Costs may vary based on the project's geographic location and charitable activities.

Input your best estimates.

Include total funding from foundations and corporations, and cash and stock donations from individuals. Enter "0" if none.

Include total funding from federal, state, or county/local governmental sources. Enter "0" if none.

Enter "1" for each full time (40 hours/week) employee. Enter "0" for volunteer staff.

Your Estimated Savings

Annual costs as an Independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit


Annual costs with Fiscal Sponsorship


Annual savings with Fiscal Sponsorship


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This calculator is designed to provide general information for educational purposes only. The calculator provides a rough approximation of nonprofit costs. Information obtained from this calculator is not and should not be taken as legal or financial advice. The calculator is not a substitute for consulting a qualified professional. Community Initiatives is not responsible for any human or mechanical errors or omissions. Community Initiatives is not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken resulting from the information provided by this calculator nor accepts responsibility for any loss that may arise from reliance on this calculator.