Fiscal Sponsorship

Windward offers comprehensive fiscal sponsorship to projects that already exist as a legal entity but do not have tax-exempt status. While you run your operations, finances, and programs, Windward accepts donations into a restricted fund and grants them to organizations that support your mission.

Complex Hosted Projects

Our project hosting experience enables philanthropists to more quickly achieve social goals on even the most complex endeavors. Working in partnership with a dedicated project team, we will put together a suite of support to help you get your project off the ground and scale more quickly and cost-effectively than if you were managing all aspects yourself.

Domestic and International Grant Making

Windward’s team executes domestic and international grant-making projects. Our expertise and sophisticated technological infrastructure enable us to quickly move funds to on-the-ground initiatives so that grantees can implement their programs. Our entire grant-making cycle is 30 days or less, and our web-based grants administration allows applicants easy 24/7 access no matter where they are located.

Donor Collaboratives

Windward manages many projects on which multiple donors work toward a common goal. We provide a neutral platform that enables donors to work together efficiently. We have built collaboratives from the ground up and helped leading donors establish their project’s infrastructure, set up its advisory board, and coordinate advisory board members and project activities.


As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Windward Fund has the capacity to engage in advocacy and a limited amount of lobbying. Windward’s projects can benefit from our staff and in-house counsel’s compliance expertise to launch campaigns that seek to impact policy change at the state, federal, and international level. We also have the capability to host projects that focus on lobbying and political activities through our sister 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, the Sixteen Thirty Fund.