What is Fiscal Sponsorship?


Fiscal Sponsors are 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations which can provide support to and receive charitable contributions for specific projects that are in agreement with their non-profit mission statement.

Working with a fiscal sponsor enables an organization that does not itself qualify as tax-exempt to attract funding for its project that will, through the fiscal sponsor, be potentially tax-deductible to donors.

 

What is required to be eligible for Fiscal Sponsorship through Lifespan.io?


To be eligible for Fiscal Sponsorship via Lifespan.io a project must meet the following criteria:

1. The project must be in accordance with our non-profit mission to promote the advancement of biomedical technologies which will increase healthy human lifespan.

2. The project must have clearly defined goals.

3. The project results must be made publically available in some form (patent, publication, etc.), in a timely manner upon project completion.

Upon project approval our Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement must also be agreed to and signed.

How Can Fiscal Sponsorship
Benefit Your Project?

Project Advisement

Our team is committed to making every project on Lifespan.io a success, and will provide active support with your campaign. Scientific advisement to facilitate the achievement of project goals is also available through the expertise of our Scientific Advisory Board.

Crowd Engagement

Launching a campaign on Lifespan.io will put your project in front of a targeted community of contributors already interested in your work. We will work together with you to figure out the best ways to engage them in your project.

Charitable Contributions

Through Fiscal Sponsorship Lifespan.io is able to receive charitable donations on behalf of your project, potentially tax-deductible to the donor, and thus provide access to contributions which your organization may not otherwise be in a position to receive.


FAQ

Does Lifespan.io own any of the intellectual property?

Researchers retain 100% ownership of their project and its results when posting on Lifespan.io. If you work for a university or institution, the intellectual property you generate follows your institution’s standard procedure.

Who is able to fund my project?

Anyone in the world can fund your project; all they need is a valid credit or debit card.

What are the fees to post a project?

Lifespan.io takes a small fee for successful campaigns, plus credit card processing fees. You can find more information on pricing on the Pricing and Fees page.

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