Fiscal Sponsorship

For decades, Acterra has incubated and nurtured environment-related initiatives

Some have become nonprofits or benefit corps in their own right, including Canopy, The Cleantech Open, Grassroots Ecology, Environmental Volunteers, and Climate Resilient Communities.
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Eligibility Requirements


All fiscally sponsored projects must be aligned with the Acterra mission of bringing people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet and aligns with our strategic initiatives.

Funding & Budget

Typically a fee of 10% will be incurred on all revenues. Other fees might apply, depending on the source of the grant support or other non-standard services. Each project must be prepared to be a project of Acterra for at least 2 years. Fiscal sponsorship renewal after 2 years is subject to the board’s approval.


Acterra’s board of Directors assumes full legal and fiduciary responsibility for all projects, employees, and activities of Acterra. Acterra monitors finances, payroll, contracts, insurance, and other binding agreements to maintain our nonprofit status. Projects must have a U.S. base of operations.

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How To Become Fiscally Sponsored by Acterra

1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

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2. Complete & submit the fiscal sponsorship Interest Form. We will review it within 2 weeks.

3. If we OK the submission, we'll set up a call to discuss your mission, program activities, needs, and timeline.

4. Next, we will invite you to send a formal application. Application is by invitation only.

5. If our staff and board of directors approve you, we sign the necessary agreements and start collaborating.

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It is an effective and efficient means of starting new initiatives, delivering public services, and seeding social movements. Acterra lends our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to projects, ventures, or groups engaged in activities that align with our mission.


Current Fiscal Partner

Acterra currently provides fiscal sponsorship for the following groups:
The Bioma Project is a non profit organization aimed to change how environmental education is taught by providing hands-on interactive lessons plans to students. We make sure our curriculums are based around real world applications and projects and are localized for students. We make use of a variety of new technologies such as Virtual Reality and aquaculture labs, to enhance the learning experience for students.

Fiscal Agent Projects

Acterra is currently collaborating with the following organizations on various projects


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