After you have reviewed the eligibility requirements and are ready to take the next step of becoming fiscally sponsored by Propel Nonprofits, please complete this short form.

Stage 1 Application - Fiscal Sponsorship

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This is Propel's Stage 1 Application.  

Stage 1 Application is part one of the application process. 

This application will determine if you will be invited for the second round. 

We conduct a review of these applications on a quarterly basis. You will be notified whether you have been invited for the second round at the end of each quarter.  

It is mandatory to attend one of the FREE online information sessions before applying.  The information sessions sign up are found on our website underneath 'Fiscal Sponsorship at Propel'.

** Please attend the mandatory info session for more information. **

This should be the name of the organization that is applying for fiscal sponsorship,

Please read through the program criteria below, and answer the questions that follow.
  • Experience or connection to the community you plan to serve and partner with
  • Market analysis to ensure no one else is already doing this work
  • You’ve dipped your toes in the water and have already taken some action
  • Located in Minnesota, adjacent areas in the surrounding states, or within Native Nations that share this geography, although programming can occur outside of these areas.
  • Will apply funds raised toward nonprofit purposes with a clear charitable mission
  • Statement of Intent aligns with Propel Nonprofits mission, vision, and values
  • Have their articles of incorporation and secure an EIN
  • Has a plan, or is working on one, to achieve financial viability and programmatic success

Projects engaged in the following activities are ineligible for sponsorship:
  • Designed primarily to benefit an individual or business (non-charitable)
  • International activities involving financial transactions
  • Raising funds through charitable gambling
  • Mental health care, medical services, personal care, or childcare as a core service
  • Those that require exceptional governmental oversight and licensing
  • Organizations that have already received their 501(c)(3) status

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