Studio at 550 can help you raise funds for your projects

In our fiscal sponsorship program you can use Studio at 550’s non-profit status to accept grants or contributions for your project as an individual or organization.  Perks include the possibility for contributions made to be tax deductible, and ability to apply for grants which require non-profit status as well as carrying a balance over multiple years.

This fiscal sponsorship program is great for individuals or organizations who don’t want to dive into creating their own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The program allows tax deductibility and can be used to lessen the tax burden on the individual artist (particularly distribution and utilization of the funds over calendar years).

What is required for fiscal sponsorship?

1. You must submit an online application to determine eligibility.
2. Your project must be artistic and align with Studio @ 550’s mission.
3. Your project must have public benefit of some sort and be non-commercial in nature.

What is the cost?

Studio at 550 aims to help support artists do their work with a low administrative cost associated with this program.  We charge 5% of all funds that pass through this fiscal sponsorship program.

How does it all work?

Studio at 550’s Fiscal Sponsorship program is a Model C program. For more information about fiscal sponsorship models:

For online transactions: You direct your donors to our fiscal sponsorship donation page where they use their credit card to make a donation.

For offline donations/checks: You direct your donors to make their check out to “Studio at 550” and in the memo line “Your Name – Fiscal Sponsorship”.

In both cases the funds are deposited into our fiscal sponsorship bank account (dedicated only for the purpose of receiving and distributing funds for our fiscal sponsorship program).

We record all transactions into Quickbooks and run a report made available via a Google Sheets document for you to see.

You request funds as you need to use them and record the purpose of the funds in the request funds form. (Funds can be released 7 days after they are credited to the account.)

We issue a check made payable to you (the name of the person who signed the agreement and on the submitted W9) delivered via regular mail.

Ok, I’m interested, but have a few questions

Please contact Callie Chapman, Director with any questions about this program.  [email protected] or by phone: 617-863-2550

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