Fiscal Sponsorship

Boston Dance Alliance’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enables dancers and dance-makers in our community to raise funds for purposes related to BDA’s charitable mission without the complexities and overhead of incorporating as a separate non-profit organization.

BDA fiscally sponsored artists may be eligible to apply for government, foundation, and corporate grants that require a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status. Donors who designate cash or in-kind contributions for the support of a fiscally-sponsored artist receive written acknowledgement from BDA of their charitable gifts, which are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

BDA fiscal sponsorships can cover one-time creative projects or an established company’s long-range, noncommercial activities within the scope of BDA’s charitable mission. The artists retain full creative control.

You must be a Premium Individual or Organizational Boston Dance Alliance member to apply for fiscal sponsorship, but there is no application fee, no minimum project budget, and no minimum fundraising goal.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, BDA disbursed $146,500 in donated funds to fiscally sponsored artists! We are proud to be able to help make this support possible.

Donations less than $5,00010% administrative fee
Donations of $5,000-$10,0007.5% administrative fee
Donations above $10,0005% administrative fee
Foundation and government grants5% administrative fee

If you have current expenses for your project, the funds you raise will be available as soon as the contribution clears.

Administrative fees include PayPal and credit card fees and are subject to change. Gifts of stock may be transferred by special arrangement.

Ready to incorporate as a 501(c)(3)? Contact the Arts and Business Council Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Boston Dance Alliance Sponsored Artists

To DONATE to a BDA-sponsored artist, click on the artist’s name listed below and donations will automatically be designated for that artist’s project.