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Open Collective Official Statement: OCF Dissolution

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Open Collective Foundation

Offers nonprofit status + fundraising + money management software to aligned groups in the US


The Foundation’s mission is to promote projects in the US with the following charitable purposes: 

  • increasing access to educational resources and training, 
  • creating a positive social impact and 
  • developing tools to improve civic participation within cities or communities.


With the advance of technology and the movement towards a society where people work together to enhance and develop the future, there has been an increase in the number of organizations and groups that are coming together to promote education. 

Social Impact

The Foundation’s social impact purpose will be aimed at finding ways to:
  1. Eliminate prejudice and discrimination
  2. Combat community deterioration
  3. Decrease juvenile delinquency
  4. Serve the less fortunate or distressed
  5. Serve to prevent animal or child cruelty
  6. Create a positive impact on society

Civic Participation

We will sponsor projects aimed at fostering civic participation, democratic debate, rebuild community ties and strengths. 

Join us!

1. If you have a project that fits our mission, learn more about How to Apply
Check our Eligibility Requirements
3. Ready to Go? 👉🏼👉👉🏽👉🏾👉🏿 Apply here [New Applications are Currently Paused. View and Support our Hosted Collectives!]  

>> Review our Docs for more info about How it Works and our FAQ.


By applying to have your project fiscally hosted by the Open Collective Foundation, you agree to these terms.

Some important points (see the full terms for details):
  • Your project's mission must fit with the Foundation's mission overall, and further one of the charitable purposes.
  • You can't use your Collective's money for any other purpose, or for private profit.
  • We are only able to host US-based projects and fund US-based activity, not overseas expenses.
  • If your Collective is hosted by the Foundation, donations are tax deductible for your financial contributors.
  • Projects under our umbrella are not allowed to engage in political 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.


Organizational Details

Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)
440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717, Covina, CA 91723
EIN 81-4004928

Our team


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News from Open Collective Foundation

Updates on our activities and progress.

🔮 Parting Dissolution Updates from Mike Strode 🚀

Friday will be my last day at the Foundation. Thank you to all project admins who submitted the Exit & Unhosting Form, which was closed at the end of Tuesday. For collectives planning to spend down and close, you have until September 30...
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Published on June 27, 2024 by Mike Strode (OCF)

🌟Dissolution Exit Plan Action Items🔥

As noted in our dissolution FAQ, exit plans for all remaining collectives were due by April 1st. Please update us by email at [email protected] if you have submitted yo...
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Published on May 23, 2024 by Mike Strode (OCF)

Dissolution Update & Reminder To Share Project Exit Plans

As noted in our dissolution FAQ, we were awaiting exit plans for all remaining collectives by April 1st. If you have already emailed us or submitted your...
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Published on April 10, 2024 by Mike Strode (OCF)