About Fiscal Sponsorship

How to Contribute
You may contribute to any live campaign by clicking on the “Make a Contribution” button. You’ll be able to enter how much you want to contribute and choose how you want to pay with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit or debit cards, or PayPal. All transactions take place in $USD.  Upon receipt you will be sent a donor acknowledgement letter which you can use for federal tax deduction purposes.

  • All Credit Card donations incur an additional 3% (Visa, Mastercard, American Express fee).
  • Credit Card donations will show up on your statement as “The Gotham Fiscal Sponsorship.”

Your Information is Secure
We’re committed to your safety and security. We have safeguards in place to secure the information we collect online, prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information. 

Is my contribution amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your contribution amount.

Check Donations
Checks should be made out to ‘The Gotham Fiscal Sponsorship’ with your project name in the memo field. All check donations must be accompanied by a Donor Contribution Form completed with the donor’s contact  information and signature. The Gotham will not deposit checks without the Donor form. Contact the project creator should you need a donor form. The Gotham cannot accept check donations made out to other entities. All Check donations, and their accompanying Donor Contribution forms, should be mailed together to:

The Gotham Fiscal Sponsorship
55 Washington Street, Suite 324 
Brooklyn, NY 11201 

Matching Gifts
Many businesses offer an Employee Matching Gift program, which matches a charitable donation made by an employee with a corporate donation to the same charity. Gift checks usually take anywhere from 3-9 months to arrive once the paperwork has been submitted to the corporation. Usually, the donor must initiate this matching gift with their employer. In almost all cases, the donor and the charity (in this case, The Gotham) must complete some paperwork to process a gift of this kind. Projects should not complete any sections of the matching gift paperwork. Matching gift paperwork should be sent to Rose Vincelli completion.

What happens if there are problems with a donation?
If a donor’s check is returned by our bank for any reason, or a credit card payment is declined, we will alert you to the situation and immediately reduce your fund balance to reflect the net change. If a replacement donation is received from the donor, it can be processed into your fund at that time. It is your responsibility to contact the donor and request are placement donation.

The Gotham only accepts credit card, check, or certificate of stock donations. No in-kind donations will be accepted by The Gotham.  The Gotham sends each donor a thank-you letter which acknowledges their tax-deductible donation.  It takes up to 5 business days for funds up to $10,000 to clear into the account and become available to filmmakers; donations of $10,000 or more may take up to 10 business days. Filmmakers (primary contact only) receive email notification of donations when the donation has cleared into your account.





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