Fiscal Sponsorship

Through our fiscal sponsorship program, the Good Work Institute provides support to Just Transition-aligned initiatives, enabling new ideas to take root quickly and effectively.

We see our fiscally-sponsored projects as partners in our mission to build collective power, to reject systems of oppression and extraction, and create regenerative, just, and life-affirming communities.

We work with passionate leaders, organizers, and change agents to help them access critical sources of funding, while allowing them the freedom to focus their efforts on the work at hand. Specifically, we offer Model C, pre-approved grant fiscal sponsorship to mission-aligned initiatives in our region.

To date, we have helped our fiscally-sponsored projects access over $1.5 million in charitable funds to support Just Transition-aligned work here in the Mahicantuck Valley / Hudson Valley.

What is fiscal sponsorship?

Many funders are only able to give to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, meaning that emerging initiatives are either cut off from these funds, or must go through the intensive process of forming their own nonprofit, with all of the administrative and governance responsibilities that come along with that. Fiscal sponsorship allows us to provide an effective and compliant way to accept funds on behalf of these new initiatives, and offer support as they evolve.

How do I apply?

To inquire about applying for fiscal sponsorship, please fill out the form below. The first step in the process is always a conversation, so we can better understand your project and get a sense of your goals.

Fiscally sponsored projects include (current and past)

Place CorpsOur mission is to know, love and serve our places. Place Corps offers place-specific transformational education programs including: residencies, fellowships, summer intensive gap programs, and community learning.

Kingston Food Coop – Kingston Food Co-op will be a member- and worker-owned cooperative market committed to providing fresh, local, nutritious, and affordable food to the Kingston community. Together, we work to support the changing needs of our members and to promote the well-being of our city and our planet.

Hudsy – We’re a collective of artists who believe we are more powerful together than separate!
Hudsy is a multi-stakeholder cooperative with a mission to create and distribute content in and about the Hudson Valley by local artists, arts organizations, and other local creators. 

Alliance for a Viable Future – Alliance for a Viable Future brings together community and organizational leaders in the Northeast bioregion to generate whole-systems paradigm shift.

Rise Up Kingston – Rise Up Kingston is a grassroots organization led by those experiencing racism, classism, and gender oppression on a daily basis. We organize to win, with our collective power, a Kingston economy that meets all of our social and environmental needs.

Omni Myst – Omnymyst consults with people and organizations to build equity, interdependence, and authentic connection. Through consulting, facilitation and coaching we can help you engage with your work in a new way. 

Oika Oika is about the realignment of culture and nature through human thought and action. This work is grounded in the principle of Ecological Intelligence defined as wisdom that arises from relationships. It is the intelligence of nature that can also infuse human consciousness.

Center for Post Carbon Logistics We envision a world of resilient, re-localized communities connected to one another through post carbon transport and logistics systems. Mission: To research and assist in the implementation of appropriate post carbon maritime technology needed to keep commerce and transportation viable by responding to the interrelated connectivity, communication, equity, economic, ecological, and energy crises of the 21st century.