How We Help

New nonprofit, public-interest organizations often find it difficult to overcome the procedural, legal, and administrative barriers to getting started. Leaders of these emerging public-interest projects often find themselves immersed in paperwork and struggling to complete essential tasks like setting up a payroll, providing benefits for employees, and establishing and maintaining a budget.

That’s where we come in. We help new public-interest organizations complete the work that is required to get up and running successfully, so that their leaders and staff members can focus more of their time on doing what they are meant to do: working to improve the lives of all Americans.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund team provides day-to-day administrative support to new public-interest projects, including providing fiscal sponsorship, helping develop and manage budgets, assisting with payroll and benefits, understanding and complying with national and state laws and regulations, and getting advice and support from a network of other experts in nonprofit management.

We recognize that affecting change sometimes requires public-interest organizations to lobby policymakers, educate voters, or support ballot initiatives. For this reason, the Sixteen Thirty Fund is organized as a 501(c)(4) organization under the US tax code, which provides the non-profit projects we sponsor the flexibility they need to advocate for the change they are trying to make in the world. Donations to the Sixteen Thirty Fund are not tax deductible.

We are proud of the projects we support, and we are eager to see these new nonprofits grow and succeed. When the projects we support do scale-up, we can help them successfully transition to being fully independent entities.