• How it Works


    Fiscal Sponsorships

    Members who are accepted into our incubator can solicit public donations and apply for foundation grants. We handle all the administrative paperwork with IRS compliance, including disclosures, so members can focus on their programs. More information on fiscal sponsorships can be found through the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors.


    Network & Toolbox

    Our team ensures that members operate their projects effectively and thrive in the fast-changing world. We provide our members with a nationwide network of volunteers, experts and advisors. Through the strategic planning process in the toolbox, we work with you to determine the best structure (nonprofit, social enterprise, Benefit Corp, ect.)



    Through Givsum Inc., you can promote the project mission in a digital marketplace, create opportunities for individuals to donate, volunteer and attend events. Instantly reach new donors on the marketplace and accept funding. (If accepted to the incubator, the project will be required to use the Givsum, Inc. platform for digital transactions.)



    Initial set-up: $500.00

    (or 5% if project raises more than $10,000).


    Social Enterprises: The Givsum Foundation may retain 1-5%.


    Givsum Inc: 1% for donations and 2% for ticket purchases, plus processing fees of 2.9% + $0.30.

  • Application

    Fill out the application process below

  • Team

    Shawn Wehan

    Givsum Chairperson

    Mr. Wehan earned his B.A. in Communications from Seattle University and his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. Along with his seventeen years of experience with youth and adult ministries, within the Roman Catholic Church, in 2009, Mr. Wehan founded the Future Leaders of Our Community (FLOC), a charity that introduces its members to local charities and promotes volunteerism, thereby raising awareness for social causes and generating engagement within the community. With his connections to the nonprofit community, as well as philanthropic-minded business and thought leaders, Mr. Wehan is responsible for Givsum's day-to-day operations.

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