Fiscal Sponsorship

Grants and philanthropic funding from individuals, foundations, corporations, or government organizations often face restrictions that require the recipient to be tax-exempt organizations.

BFI's Fiscal Sponsorship program supports and incubates small independent projects and programs that face these funding restrictions through a legal and financial mechanism by which BFI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves as a conduit for financial resources, while providing administrative support as well as other collaborative opportunities.

Many exciting projects are and have been incubated by our Fiscal Sponsorship platform, and some have even gone on to become 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations themselves.

The program is yet another way BFI is actively committed to supporting the emergence of new initiatives.

Contact us by emailing [email protected] if you'd like to inquire about obtaining a Fiscal Sponsorship for your project.

Sustainability Leaders Network

Sustainability Leaders Network's mission is to enhance the capacity of sustainability champions who are versed in the practices of vision, systems thinking, reflective conversation, and creative expression. They draw inspiration, teachings and strategy from Donella Meadows, Buckminster Fuller, and others who use a systems approach towards sustainability.

Innovation 4.4

Innovation 4.4 is a public-private partnership that enables the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by aligning innovation with 4.4 billion years of our planetary systems.

Techne Verde

Techné Verde is an applied research group focused on “ICT for a World That Works” – advanced Information and Communications Technology solutions for the global civic sector. Specialized in online collaboration tools that enable synergies and collective intelligence, the group advises non-profit and philanthropic organizations and supports communities building regenerative culture.

Just People

Just People connects resources – money, time, people, media - to impactful projects around the globe. Through our access, experience, and networks, we identify places where there are seeds of innovation and organizing that, with external support, hold the potential to be game-changing initiatives in the field of humanitarian aid and international development.


Climate Science for Youth (CSCY), a fiscal sponsee of BFI, is empowering a generation of climate justice organizers.