Mission & History
This vision is based on the community-led response efforts after the 2003 and 2007 wildfires, utilizing the business model of Community Partners in the LA area and Community Initiatives in the Bay Area.
4Community Solutions facilitates collaborative partnerships between individuals and groups to benefit the community.
Community Solutions provides fiscal sponsorship and financial and grants management services for community-based, unincorporated nonprofit projects, including incubating new projects, supporting small-scale ongoing unincorporated nonprofit projects, and collaborating in community-based public/private partnerships.
In the aftermath of the 2007 San Diego wildfires, the need for homegrown fiscal sponsorship was identified. Ad-hoc fiscal sponsorship was obtained to meet immediate needs but the difficulties of merging traditional nonprofits with fast-paced community response and recovery activities were noted as an issue to resolve in the future.
With multiple requests for fiscal sponsorship services, ReBuilding RB dba RB United realized our community would be better served by supporting local solutions to community issues through fiscal sponsorship services. Community projects needed a space to develop without immediately becoming a nonprofit organization. And so the organization changed its name to 4Community Solutions and reorganized to enable community solutions to meet our community’s needs.
To date, 4Community Solutions has sponsored more than twenty projects and received more than $500,000 in grants and donations for their support. We currently sponsor more than ten active projects meeting community needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic, disaster readiness and response, health, human services, and recreation.