Our four-phase process supports our CORE Causes.

Before beginning the process to become a CORE Cause, download our brochure, Fiscal Sponsor for CORE Causes. Learn how CORE Foundation can support your charitable project, allowing you to be the change you want to see in the world.



Complete a short CORE Cause application. Tell us about you, your team, and the vision you have for your project. We look forward to hearing about your charitable idea! 



If your charitable idea falls within our mission, a member of our team will schedule a Zoom meeting. During this phase, we work with the project team to develop a budget and business plan. This phase concludes with an internal decision as to whether we can support and invest resources into your project. This process can happen quickly depending on the preparedness of the CORE Cause candidate. 



In phase three, we welcome you to the CORE family after signing your project’s agreement which defines roles, responsibilities, and expectations of both parties. We set up the administrative back office to provide the foundation of your project. Mentoring and training calls begin and you work closely with our staff during this period.  



Some Causes partner with CORE Foundation for a pop-up project or event, while others stay for years. Other Causes employ CORE Foundation as a launch pad to become a 501(c)3 while learning critical skills to ensure success. We support all of these goals. During the life of the CORE Cause, the executive sponsor, CORE staff, and CORE Cause leaders work together to understand progress and challenges of ongoing work. We maintain consistent communication and invite our organizations to share feedback early and often. 

At the end of each year, the CORE Cause is responsible for submitting an impact report, summarizing the results achieved and lessons learned.