FNC’s Emerging Partners Fiscal Partnership Initiative

It is hard to believe that we are in the 5th month of this 2015-2016 Fiscal Year!  There are so many things for us to be thankful for as we move toward this holiday season, and there are still many struggles and obstacles for us to find a way over.  We are most fortunate for all of you who continue to support us and are truly interested in the work FNC does in our communities and with our partners.

This month brought two new first-time funders to our table!  The Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, which generously funded our Teens 4 Good urban farms and the McLean Contributionship, which funded the purchase of 15 laptops and other IT supplies also to support our Teens 4 Good youth programming!  We welcome these two new partners and are very thankful for the trust and support they’ve shown us!

I would like to focus on FNC’s Emerging Partners Fiscal Partnership Initiative in this blog post!  Chances are, many of you do not know what Fiscal Partnership is – and you should know because it could be exactly what you or someone you know needs!

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Many great projects and ideas never make it from concept to reality because of the difficulty of acquiring a 501(c)(3).  Most small start-ups do not have the infrastructure to handle grant management, fiscal management and other back-office chores.  With Fiscal Sponsorship, all of that falls to the Fiscal Sponsor!  You have more time to focus on your mission!  Think about it . . .

RISK IS MINIMIZED! FNC can take on full fiduciary and legal liability for your project under Fiscal Sponsorship!  FNC has years of experience about the rules and regulations that govern the non-profit and philanthropic world.  We have experience with foundation grants as well as city, state and federal grants.

OUR PROFESSIONALS ARE YOUR PROFESSIONALS! You get the benefit of our fiscal, HR, development and programming experience.  We handle all of your fiscal work, and your project is part of our annual audit.  We will process all grants and donations under our 501(c)(3) determination, so gifts to your project are tax deductible, just as if you had your own 501(c)(3)! We can even provide technical support for grant writing, IT and other services as needed!

STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR MISSION! We take over the burden of finance, administration and compliance.  You can spend your time and energy focusing on the people and programs that make our communities stronger.  And, we are always here to advise, brainstorm and help you vet programs and ideas!

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP IS A SUSTAINABLE MODEL! Our shared services around accounting, payroll, HR, insurance, compliance, IT and other areas is ideal for start-ups which do not have the resources or time to create and manage a complex infrastructure.  Established groups appreciate the cost savings as well as the added flexibility that Fiscal Sponsorship can provide in times of both growth and downsizing.

WE ARE A PART OF THE LARGEST NETWORK OF FISCAL SPONSORS! FNC is a member of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors and subscribe to the guidelines and best practices of this collective.


Contact me directly at 215.989.3566 x11
or via email at jerryt@fncphilly.org.

Information Sessions For USLA Recruits

Please visit the various addresses listed on the flyer below to attend at least one of the information sessions, in order to get to know more about recruitment, essential requirements, and more about the USLA program.

Culinary Connections

Click here to apply

For more information, contact us on 267-350-8600 or culinaryconnections@jevs.org

USLA 2.0 11th Graders Recruit

USLA2.0 Northlight Flyer

For more information at North Light, please call 215-483-4800 ext 109 or email mmcafee@northlightcommunitycenter.org

USLA2.0 Triskeles Flyer

For more information at Triskeles, please call 267-788-4744 or email jspruill@triskeles.org

USLA2.0 FNC Flyer

For more information at FNC, please call 856-381-3233 or email seanm@fncphilly.org

Farm Volunteers needed!

We just concluded an eventful summer program on our farms, and I have to say it was pretty amazing. Lots of planting and harvesting got completed, and the dedicated summer interns always showed up excited and ready to work till the very end of the summer program.

We are moving into a busy and fun-filled couple of months on our farms with lots of work but fewer hands. In order to help with this we will be doing a weekly rotation at each site where all the farmers will gather to help each other and we are inviting any helping hands we can get.

Below is a schedule of where we will be each week:

Friday 8/28 9:30am – 12:00pm Light house
Planting at Light House

152 West Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133.

Friday 9/4 9:30am – 12:00pm SCEE
Harvesting at Schuylkill

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Click here for directions

Friday 9/11 9:30am – 12:00pm Carousel House
Raking at Carousel

4300 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Click here for directions

Please contact Drew at drewg@FNCphilly.org or 914-257-2735 if you are interested in volunteering on any of the dates/farms.
PS: Volunteers are also always welcome at our 8th and Poplar Farm every Thursdays from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Please feel to call Drew with any questions.

1901 S 9th Street, Bok room 212
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 982-2115