Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)

Fiscal host organization for US-based Collectives with a charitable mission


Fiscal host organization for US-based Collectives with a charitable mission

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 or 5) create a positive impact on society.

Civic Participation

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

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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.
  • A 10% fee applies and will be automatically deducted from incoming funds.

We are fiscally hosting 47 Collectives

Climate Crisis Collective
Bringing the Internet together to raise awareness about the climate emergency
PNW Drupal Summit
Annual regional Drupal event in the Pacific Northwest
Burlington Code
Making it easy for software professionals and hobbyists to share and collaborate …
Austin Drupal Users Group & Texas Camp
The ADUG is a gathering of Drupal users in the Austin, Texas area.
Decoupled Days
A conference about the future of content management systems
Open Collective Foundation
The open collective community.
Annual meeting for computational evolutionary biologists
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion
We are an all-volunteer collective working on diversity & inclusion efforts in Drupal. …
Michigan Drupal
Michigan Drupal Community and DrupalCamp Michigan
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Initiative
We are an all-volunteer effort working on diversity & inclusion efforts in Drupal. …
Make a Mark Baltimore
Make a Mark Baltimore is a 12 hour design and development marathon benefitting local …
Young leaders dedicated to improving our community!
Drupal Asheville
Asheville Drupal User Group and Drupal Camp Asheville
Drupal Utah
The Drupal community in, and around, Utah.
St. Louis Drupal Users Group (STLDUG)
Whether you're an experienced Drupalist, or you've just heard about Drupal from …
There's a new kind of React JS Meetup in town!
Code for Denver
Code for Denver is a volunteer organization working on tech projects to help the …
AI ML Club
We study Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for AGI in the future!
Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Alumni Network
We're an independent alumni network for the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-PhD Bridge …
Hack Portland
A weekly work jam for hackers, makers, and friends.

5 Collectives are part of our Organization