Public charities (non-profit organizations) incorporated in
Canada, Mexico or the USA may apply to the BLF for funding.
If the applicant is not an established public charity (a 501c3
in the US, or an Asociación Civil in Mexico), the project
will need a “Fiscal Sponsor”. A Fiscal Sponsorship
is a legal mechanism by which an established public charity
provides financial and administrative assistance to selected
projects. A Fiscal Sponsorship allows the project to solicit
tax-deductible contributions from individuals, foundations,
corporations or governmental organizations.