Application Information for NSR Programs

Thank you for your interest in New Sun Rising’s programs for social innovators.  Our goal is to empower creative, passionate leaders to design, fund, and launch sustainable organizations.  NSR programs put a high priority on your unique definition of success and impact on community. Congrats on taking this first step towards turning your vision into reality – let’s get started!

Fiscal Sponsorship: Submit the General Application Form.

Ignite MODE: Submit the Ignite Northside Workshop Application

Arts MODE: Artist As Residents application TBA

Launch MODE: applications currently closed

Learn more about fiscal sponsorship and our Ignite, Launch, Grow, + Arts MODE programs:

Fiscal Sponsorship

access to grant + donor funding


To be eligible to apply for Fiscal Sponsorship and/or MODE programs, your project must meet the following requirements:

  • Have compatible values and goals as those expressed in the NSR mission
  • Comply with NSR policies and all non-profit tax law (for fiscally sponsored projects)
  • Submit a complete proposal, including all documents as requested by the program following the general application. This may include resumes of your key members and a project/organizational budget.



  1. Review program descriptions
  2. Select which program best fits your organization or idea
  3. Complete the General Program Application Form


Applications for New Sun Rising programs are considered on a monthly basis. Detailed project information will be requested based upon the program for which you have applied. Submissions made by the last day of each month will be reviewed during the following month’s board meeting. Applicants who receive a positive response may be required to meet with our selection board to present their project in further detail. Successful applicants:

  • Pay an annual $100 program fee
  • Sign an agreement outlining the services provided by New Sun Rising, including the responsibilities of the Project
  • Are responsible for any additional service/programming fees which may apply

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