Open Collective
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Open Collective Europe


OC Europe offers nonprofit status + fundraising + money management software for aligned groups

Let us help you make a difference without the hassle of starting your own nonprofit. From garden collectives to global democracy initiatives, we support both small and large groups. Be a part of something bigger and join us at Open Collective Europe, a non-profit based in Belgium.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] for any questions.


  • What can an open collective do? An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations, grants and sponsorships. Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the full amount is reimbursed. Learn More

  • Can my collective receive financing from public institutions or grants? Yes. All collectives hosted under OC Europe can receive subsidies after signing a cooperation agreement with us. Learn more

  • How much does it cost? 
    • 6% fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards). This is suitable for smaller projects that only accept donations by card through our platform. 
    • 8% for most projects. This includes everything in the 6% tier, and also enables you to:
      • Receives a grant or a sponsorship
      • Receives tax-deductible donations
      • Receives a public subsidy
      • Receives a manual bank transfer
    • 10% for tax deductible donations from US 501(c)(3) foundations and funds through our equivalency determination. Includes everything offered in lower tiers.

  • Are donations tax-deductible? Yes, donations from many European countries, as well as from the United States, can be tax-deductible. OC Europe as been certified as equivalent to a Certified Public Charity by NGOsource. U.S. funders, including private foundations, can treat a non-U.S. organization as equivalent to a U.S. public charity if the non-U.S. organization goes through the equivalency determination process. Through our partnerships with foundations around Europe, including the King Baudouin Foundation, we can offer tax deductibility for donations from a range of countries in the EU. Please get in touch to find out if a donation could be eligible.
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By applying to have your project fiscally hosted by the Open Collective Europe Association, you agree to these terms.

Some important points (see the full terms for details):
  • Your project's mission must fit with the Association's mission overall.
  • You can't use your Collective's money for any other purpose, or for private profit.
  • Your collective enters in an unincorporated partnership with us. Learn more
  • Projects under our umbrella are not allowed to engage in political or religious activity.
  • You retain ownership of all your project's intellectual property.
  • We will hold and manage funds on behalf of your project and we won't use them for anything else.



Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

€70,035.16 EUR

Total income

€334,942.21 EUR

Total disbursed

€264,907.05 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€48,147.52 EUR


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News from Open Collective Europe

Updates on our activities and progress.

2022 in review - A new dawn for OCE

This blogpost shows how much Open Collective Europe's activity has increased in 2022. It has been a busy year in many ways and we are proud of our community! Check it out! The year 2022 was an earth-shattering one in many ways for Open Coll...
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Published on March 1, 2023 by Jean-François De Hertogh

Level up: Participatory budgeting

Open Collective is a great platform to raise and spend money. Anyone can submit an expense and get paid, but how can a collective decide together what should be funded? On December 15th 17:00 CET, our friends at Open Colle...
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Published on December 6, 2022 by Hugi Asgeirsson

How To: Submit an Expense

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Published on June 2, 2022 by Jean-François De Hertogh


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Open Collective Europe is hosting the following events.

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04:30 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Vision, entreprises sociales et politiques publiques

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A monthly forum for OCEU projects to speak directly with staff and one another about experiences,...Read more

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Un rendez-vous mensuel pour échanger entre les parties prenantes francophones à Open Collective

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