The Ore-Cal RC&DC has proven a proven track record of providing assistance to various local organizations to help turn ideas into action. Historically and currently Ore-Cal provides fiscal sponsor services to a variety of wide range or organizations and nonprofits. Ore-Cal provides insurance through our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and these services: being a grant applicant and recipient, hiring temporary staff, providing funding administration services, operating and administering contracts and grant reporting. Due to our tax exempt statues, 501c3, we can accepted tax exempt donations for a particular project, or general cause related to our mission which covers natural resource based rural communities that we serve. Give us a call to discuss and make arrangements to assist you in getting those donations to the project or cause you want to see them go.
We charge a 10% fee on all donation funding we administer. This fee is negotiable and can be packaged with a project we are managing which may be regulated by the source of the funding.
The Ore-Cal RC&DCs staff is right sized for the workload so there may be limitations to what we take on as a fiscal sponsor. Each project and sponsorship will be reviewed on a case by case basis Projects and ideas are reviewed as part of the agenda of our monthly meetings. Another requirement of sponsorship of a project is one of the board members has to choose to be the champion for the project and work closely with the project lead and the executive director to help develop the project presentation all the way to completion.
Sponsored projects must:
- Be a match for our mission. in line with the RC&D mission. “Ore-Cal’s mission is to increase the vitality of our natural resource-based communities.”
- Have written support of the board or organizing body of the organization, show action toward or efforts to gain support from larger collaborative based groups which include agency partners are given added weight.
- Demonstrate addressing a need of the natural resource based rural communities we serve.
- The project leadership organization must have financial, technical, and capacity feasibility to complete the part of the project they plan to complete in the project.
- The project leadership organization must comply with all required transparency, and accountability spelled out in a signed agreement.
Meeting some or all of these requirements is no guarantee of acceptance by Ore-Cal RC&DC as a sponsored project. Many factors will be weighed. Every project will be a partnership with one too many organizations and will require time by Ore-Cal to keep all parties informed and engaged. Where capacity and time are seen as limiting factors to our participation we may decline good projects to avoid being a hindrance to the success of the project.
How To apply for Ore-Cal’s assistance:
1) Contact the executive director to discuss your project
- 2) Fill out the project application form
3) If invited, request to be added to the “Project Presentations” item on the regular monthly meeting agenda.
4) A board member, at some point in the process, will have to agree to be the board champion for the project. We suggest a board member be brought into the planning process before approaching the Executive Director with your idea.
5) After board approval by a vote, an agreement for fiscal sponsorship will have to be drawn up and signed by both parties.