|SPARC Fiscal Sponsorship|
Sustainable Seattle has served as fiscal sponsor for many projects and new non-profits since 2003. Sustainability Partnership and Resource Commons (SPARC) is a program of Sustainable Seattle that seeks to promote and connect efforts within the sustainability movement in Seattle and beyond.
The purpose of the SPARC Fiscal Sponsor Program is to act as an incubator, support, and/or advocate for local community-based organizations or social entrepreneurs who are working towards building socially and environmentally conscious communities in the Greater Puget Sound area. Organizations, programs and/or individuals that do not currently have 501 (c)3 non-profit status or a business license can apply to become a fiscal sponsoree of S2 and function under the organization's non-profit status, enabling them to apply for grants and accept donations. All monies are processed through Sustainable Seattle and distributed to the sponsoree, less a 10% processing fee. Sustainable Seattle sponsors programs based on relative alignment with our mission and vision.
Sustainable Seattle is proud to be fiscal sponsor to the following initiatives whose sustainability-based missions and goals complement the work of the organization. Click on each project name to view individual project websites.
An innovative project to aid homeless persons who reside in their vehicle and wish to enter stable housing. Initialted by the Ballard Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger, this program invites churches to assign parking spaces for people living in their cars and in need of assistance in order to meet their basic needs and enter housing. Vehicle residents typically experience fewer barriers to housing than people without a vehicle, and it is more likely that they have employment or can access employment more readily. This project allows vehicle residents to park in a safe, designated spot where thay are likely to remain free from harm without the risk of parking infractions or being towed and losing thier personal belongings while searching for housing. :
We are inspired to educate youth through digital media and storytelling to foster deeper community connection, social development and future success.Young media producers act as catalysts for change in the community, especially concerning youth and their development as civially engaged citizens.
: An innovative youth leadership program training exeptionally self-motivated young people (ages 14-21) as skilled ambassadors capable of tracking and communicating improvements in sustainable community conditions across generations and community sectors. Each Ambassador works with a portfolio of community stakeholders to establish sustainability profiles, track trends based on shared measurement frameworks built around the STAR Community Rating System, and publicize results through a broadly dispersed communications strategy.