Fiscal Management

Sample Indirect Cost Rate for Nonprofit Organizations

Indirect costs are those that have been incurred for common or joint objectives and cannot be readily identified with a particular final cost objective. Directors and fiscal managers will find this sample useful.

Name of Organization (nonprofit) is a nonprofit located in Anytown, USA. The nonprofit administers a variety of programs funded by Federal, State, and Local agencies. These programs include Community Services programs, Head Start programs, State Weatherization, and Food Service programs. This example assumes a June 30 year-end. Nonprofits can have different year-ends and should use the year-end of their nonprofit when preparing indirect cost proposals. Sample Indirect Cost Proposal Format for Nonprofit Organizations