Fiscal Sponsorships

RLF partners with donors and projects to quickly and cost-effectively launch high-impact initiatives that lack 501(c)(3) status. We support and incubate projects that accelerate change and advance enduring biodiversity protection, climate change solutions, and environmental equity and justice.

Our fiscal sponsorship services allow innovative leaders to focus their time and talent on creative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, while entrusting fiduciary oversight and back-office operations to us. Our team of nonprofit management experts provides the financial systems, compliance, legal counsel, human resources support, and operations expertise required to effectively launch and manage high-profile projects. We take care of the logistics with professional, personalized attention so that project staff can focus entirely on mission-driven outcomes. When additional support is needed in project design and start-up, we also can provide guidance on development to accelerate and incubate high-impact solutions.

Every project is unique. We help identify the best strategy to accomplish our partners’ goals, assessing the wide array of tools and resources available. We don’t shy away from complexity, and we can move as quickly as the urgency of the moment demands. In addition to the talent and efficiency that our fiscal sponsorship team provides, our program teams—skilled in campaign development and execution, policy development, and coalition building—can offer strategic and on-the-ground expertise and networks that consistently deliver significant results.

We believe that strategic philanthropy and thoughtful partnerships can advance meaningful outcomes that help us build a healthy, just, and resilient world for people and nature. We look forward to working with you to drive change. Please call 916-442-5057 or email us at for more information.