Open Collective
Open Collective

Submit expense

Collective balance
$6,760.00 USD

Fiscal Host
Open Collective Foundation

Expense policies

Our payouts are processed twice a week. We endeavor to pay within 7 days of an expense being approved by the admin of the Collective, provided all required information is included and correct. We make payments via ACH bank transfer and can only make payouts to countries served by our payment processor, Wise. You are not required to upload an invoice document as the data you submit in the expense form is sufficient. If you want to include an uploaded invoice, please make it out to Collective name, Open Collective Foundation, 440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717, Covina, CA 91723 USA.  OCF cannot reimburse payments made via electronic benefits transfer (EBT).
Expenses will be covered for costs which support and progress Cooperation for Liberation Study and Working Group's (Coop 4 Lib) mission and vision, for example and non-exhaustively:
  • Training and education materials for our collective study of Black cooperative history;
  • Programming proposals from members of the core team or public session;
  • Hardware purchases and upgrades which support the development of the Coop 4 Lib;
  • Software purchases, upgrades, and licenses which support the development of Coop 4 Lib;
  • Program or project management staff for related programming proposals
  • Hosting and SaaS/PaaS etc. charges related to the project.
Expenses should be discussed during a regular meeting and nominally approved for spending by the Core Team, and normally prior to any purchases being made, before being submitted to the Collective.

You must upload a valid receipt or invoice clearly showing the total amount, date, legal address, and what the payment is for.


How do I get paid from a Collective?
Submit an expense and provide your payment information.
How are expenses approved?
Collective admins are notified when an expense is submitted, and they can approve or reject it.
Is my private data made public?
No. Only the expense amount and description are public. Attachments, payment info, emails and addresses are only visible to you and the admins.
When will I get paid?
Payments are processed by the Collective's Fiscal Host, the organization that hold funds on their behalf. Many Fiscal Hosts pay expenses weekly, but each one is different.
Why do you need my legal name?
The display name is public and the legal name is private, appearing on receipts, invoices, and other official documentation used for tax and accounting purposes.

Collective balance

$6,760.00 USD