A local artist has asked for us to become a fiscal sponsor (act as a “pass-through” organization). Is this something a public library can do?


A "pass-through" is when a 501(c)(3) organization agrees to let a non-501(c)(3) use its tax status to accept grant money.  It’s a not uncommon arrangement; in fact, some 501(c)(3)’s are actually set up to do it so smaller and less established organizations can benefit from grant money.