Community Partners

Community Partners

Community Partners is an innovative organization that provides resources, as well as administrative and structural support, for civic and social entrepreneurs in Southern California. In addition, Community Partners oversees major initiatives that elevate the nonprofit sector in order to "accelerate ideas... to advance the public good."

Assembling a Network for Nonprofit Solutions

Community Partners

In 1992, with $250,000 in investments, Community Partners was established as a way to work with smaller organizations. Today, the organization manages over $42 million; this financial portfolio includes over 170 projects and initiatives spearheaded by innovative leaders across Southern California. Community Partners offers administrative support and structure in three forms: fiscal sponsorship, intermediary work, and knowledge sharing. Through the fiscal sponsorship program, sponsored projects operate under Community Partners' tax-exempt status, allowing project leaders to focus on fulfilling the organization's mission instead of complex administrative processes. Each sponsored project leader works closely with an assigned Community Partners staff liaison. Community Partners' intermediary work helps nonprofit organizations, foundations, corporations, and government agencies build complex initiatives, organize events and conferences, and establish partnerships. Through their knowledge-sharing network, Community Partners disseminates reports and publications, offers educational workshops, and serves on conference panels.

GRoW Support

2019

General Operating Support

2000

General Operating Support