Creative Activist Program: Fiscal Agency Handbook

Congratulations!  Creative Visions Foundation has carefully vetted the goals, fundraising strategies, and plans for measurable impact of your arts/media project, and we are honored to be your Fiscal Agent.  We have received your signed Agreement Letter, and you may now begin your fundraising campaign and applying for grants.

Here are your next steps:

  1. Open a business checking account in the name of your project.  When you receive donations via checks, they should be made to Creative Visions Foundation with your project name in the memo and mailed to our accounting office at: 

    Creative Visions Foundation
    c/o HBA Design (attn: Grace Breuer)
    3216 Nebraska Ave
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Creative Visions Foundation disburses funds from checks and online donations to you in the name of your project the first week of each month for donations received in the previous month.

  2. Embed your donate button code (provided in the Fiscal Agency acceptance email) on your website.  Next to the button, include the CVF logo and statement that reads:

    <Insert CAP Project Name> is sponsored by Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501(c)(3), which supports creative activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.  All donations are tax deductible.

    This logo and statement are also required to be on all of your printed and online PR and Marketing materials.

    Click here for low-resolution logo.
    Click here for high-resolution logo.
     

  3. Review all materials in the CAP Fiscal Agency Handbook.

If you have specific questions that come up, first please view our FAQ’s.  Chances are your answer is already posted.  If not, feel free to email Hayley Pappas (hayley.pappas@creativevisions.org) with any programming questions.  Any financial questions can be directed to Grace Breuer (grace.breuer@creativevisions.org).

Journey ON.

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