In early 2013, SWCAHEC’s Board of Directors approved a policy enabling us to offer fiscal sponsorship opportunities for health-related, non-profit organizations who do not currently hold 501c3 status. An application and procedure process is now in place and we are currently accepting applications. Through fiscal sponsorship, SWCAHEC can advance the goals of improving community health as well as the mission of our organization and facilitate “doing more with less” by partnering with other organizations whose mission aligns with ours. Together, we can improve the health and wellness of the community through collaboration, provision of educational and outreach opportunities, and the sharing of tight resources.
What is fiscal sponsorship?
Fiscal sponsorship is an IRS-approved means for a non-exempt, non-profit group (or “project”) to meet the goals of its organization by partnering with a tax-exempt organization (“charity”). To comply with tax-exempt law, the charity must be in the controlling position and the non-exempt project must act so as to further the charity’s exempt purposes. Fiscal sponsorship is the accurate term and implies, correctly, that the charity has made a choice to support the non-exempt project financially. – Gregory L. Colvin, Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right. 2nd ed. Study Center Press, 2005
Please contact Kathleen McInnis, Executive Director, with questions about fiscal sponsorship opportunities.
A fiscally-sponsored community health project of Southwestern Colorado AHEC, the State of the Skate is a local organization of parents, community groups and local businesses dedicated to improving the atmosphere and conditions at Durango Skatepark.
With your help over the past 2 years, Durango Parks and Recreation has approved to move forward with the installation of a 3 point water fountain (take a drink, refill your bottle and your dog can take a drink) and shaded seating at Durango Skatepark at the Animas River Trailhead. This project will improve the safety of the park for all community members. Click HERE to make a donation on the GoFundMe site!
Mini Med School
The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a free lecture series as a community service, via live-streaming webinars each fall. The program is free but registration is required. For more information, visit the University of Colorado’s Mini Med School website. Access registration by clicking HERE.
Community Care Team of the Southwest
Managed through San Juan Basin Health Department, the Care Coordination Services program provides access, guidance and advocacy to those who face barriers to health care and resources, and supports a community-wide approach to reducing those barriers through systems-level work. The Center of Excellence in Care Coordination, a program of SW Colorado AHEC, offers systems level support to the Community Care Team and regional care coordination programs.
Citizens Health Advisory Council (CHAC)
SWCAHEC partners with the CHAC on a number of educational events through-out the year, including participation on the Behavioral Health Plan Team.