If your school or organization is interested in a fiscal sponsorship partnership through the Ed Fund, please fill out this preliminary inquiry form.


The Ed Fund is proud to be the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for a range of Oakland public schools, OUSD departments, and education-focused nonprofits and organizations—more than 75 fiscal sponsorships in all. As their fiscal sponsor, we help these partners:


responsibly manage the funds they hold with us
take in tax-deductible donations
set up accounts payable and receivable services
be accountable to their supporters through consistent donor follow-up and mailing list management


Plus, as a small, independent nonprofit, we are able to respond quickly and flexibly when they need to pay for materials or hire people. When they need to move fast—which is often—we are here to help.


As a fiscal sponsor for our partners, we also offer contractor and employee administration services for programs funded by private grants and donations.

“Our 5th-grade classrooms were in a bind: we had a field trip in a couple days but had not arranged for transportation. I called the Ed Fund and they were able to quickly turn around payment to the bus company using our school’s funds on account. Without this partnership, the field trip would have been in real jeopardy.”

— an Oakland public school office manager