Through our fiscal sponsorship program, we provide our official nonprofit status, assistance and guidance to other like-minded organizations, to help them get their start, make progress and succeed.
Starting a new nonprofit organization is a lot of work, and involves some upfront expense and a lot of paperwork, especially if the nonprofit wants to be able to accept tax-free donations. If we are able to help new start-ups sidestep that part of the process until they are on their feet, we feel we have helped make change happen in our community in a more efficient way.
We’ve also learned through the years that mentoring can really help new organizations avoid potential obstacles and take advantage of the right opportunities when they come along. Through our fiscal sponsorship program, we help local enterprises thrive, and we facilitate the creation of more resilient communities.
Stellar organizations such as Farmer Foodshare, Raleigh City Farm, Pickards Mountain Eco Institute, Slow Money NC and more have gotten their start through Abundance’s fiscal sponsorship program. Read more about our current and past fiscal sponsorship partners below, or read about how to apply to become one of our fiscal sponsees. We also provide consultation and technical assistance services on a sliding scale to any organization or individual working for social or environmental change. Read more about that on our consultation page.
- Bee Downtown
Bee Downtown is a local Durham nonprofit, focused on teaching our community about Colony Collapse Disorder and the increasing problems honey bees are facing all over the world today. With an emphasis on urban beekeeping, they craft new and exciting educational outlets to teach about the importance of honey bees.
- Pickards Mountain Eco Institute
Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute (PMEI) is dedicated to healing the Human-Earth relationship through Earth Literacy and Local Economy. Their educational farm and sustainability learning center reside on 70 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina, eight miles west of Chapel Hill.
- Slow Money NC
In North Carolina Slow Money NC is becoming a powerful force in affordable financing that feeds it’s citizens healthy, safe, agriculturally sustainable, locally grown foods. As of June, 2013, over 80 loans have been made to 40 Slow Money North Carolina food entrepreneurs and/or local food businesses around the state totaling over $720K.
- Deep River Clean Water Society
Deep River Clean Water Society is a group of NC citizens who love and are grateful for the water that nourishes our lives. They are working to respect and pay our due to the environment we live in by educating those who may be effected by hydraulic fracturing or fracking stimulation of natural gas wells.
- Farmer Foodshare
Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food with people who need food. Simply put, they strive to make fresh, local food available to everyone in the community, and to make sure farmers growing it make a healthy living. Farmer Foodshare has since gotten its own 501c-3 nonprofit status!
- The Real Food Fight
The Real Food Fight’s Mission is to educate all individuals about the importance of eating food that is in sync with the mind, body, and planet.
- Raleigh City Farm
Raleigh City Farm transforms unexpected downtown spaces into beautiful and nourishing farmland. We engage city dwellers in the process of growing food, sparking imaginations about agriculture in the city. These highly-visible spaces will be an educational tool to demonstrate responsible, intensive growing techniques as we move toward a restorative, community-based food system.
- Sixth Sun
Sixth Sun is a non-profit organization that promotes a sustainable, community-based lifestyle through hands-on education, long term support and innovative ideas specific to each community.
- Solarize Shakori
To offset the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance’s usage of electricity, they are creating a permanent grid inter-tied solar electric system located permanently on the site.
- The Wild Food and Herb Market
The Wild Food + Herb Market is a “farmers” market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local plant educators in the North Carolina Piedmont. The Wild Food + Herb Market provides wild food and medicinal herb enthusiasts a place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs.
YardSprout aims to help build a new agrarian economy by facilitating the cultivation of food in over 1 million residential yards, 300,000 school yards, and additional properties in the U.S. by connecting available land to expert gardeners, edible landscaping companies, and urban farmers.
- Feed the Farm
A collaboration with Whole Foods Market raising funds to help local farms in times of hardship. Monies were distributed to several farms that had weather related damage to get them through the season.
- Pittsboro Mural Project
An art teacher, a muralist and several community organizers worked with a class of kids a little bit at risk. The kids designed a mural, the organizers raised the money and hired the muralist and the art teacher made it happen. Took a winter to create a gorgeous environmentally themed mural on the side of a downtown building across from the Pittsboro Roadhouse by the circle. This project needed a fiscal sponsor and catapulted Abundance NC into fiscal sponsorship.