GUIDELINES FOR BECOMING A FISCAL SPONSORSHIP OR FISCAL INTERMEDIARY PROJECT OF BACR
I. CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE:
Programs becoming a project of BACR should meet the following criteria.
Share BACR’s Mission:The BACR mission is to promote healthy development among individuals and families, to encourage service and volunteerism, and to help build community. We support and develop our volunteers so they can serve and develop themselves, and we support communities and institutions so they can provide healthy environments.
Adhere to a Code of Ethics and/ or Best Practices: Projects should operate in a manner consistent with BACR Best Practices and at a minimum
- Recognize the needs and strengths of the people to be served and support their development.
- Work within communities and build alliances to meet community needs.
- Base services on proven models and methods.
- Strive to reach goals and get results.
Fall within BACR’s Scope: BACR will provide a variety of services that depend on strong relationships between the provider and the client; BACR will provide services in the Bay Area and will consider expansion to other parts of the state. We will not enter into programs that focus on providing products and/or require significant investments in plant and capital. We will not provide services to individuals who need residential treatment and/or who are severely mentally or developmentally disabled.
- Project activities must be compatible with the mission and scope of BACR.
- Activities must be charitable in purpose.
- Projects must have at least one-year in confirmed funding. Funding may come from one or multiple sources and may be private or government sponsored.
Projects are NOT eligible if they are for-profit entities or individuals.
III. APPLICATION PROCESS
Once BACR has reviewed the LOI, the applicant might be asked for further information or an interview.