Open Collective
Open Collective

Open Collective Foundation

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

About


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.

Education

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
2.
Check our Eligibility Requirements
3. Ready to Go? 👉🏼👉👉🏽👉🏾👉🏿 Apply here


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


Terms

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)
340 S. Lemon Avenue, #3717 Walnut, CA 91789
EIN 81-4004928

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News from Open Collective Foundation

Updates on our activities and progress.

📣OCF Collective Board Seat Voting, What's Update & more!📣

Happy December! 🌿 OCF Collective Board Seat Voting We are so excited to introduce you to our collective selected board candidates below. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated, we are grateful for community!...
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Published on December 5, 2022 by Sade Swift

Action Req'd: Post an end-of-year "What's Update"

What's up, folks? The Open Collective Foundation team invites (read: requires 🙃) each Collective to reflect ...
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Published on December 1, 2022 by Nathan Hewitt

Surfaced Virtual Card Limits! + Check Processing Time + TechSoup Signups

Hello OCF Collectives! We have three quick administrative updates for you: 1. OCF has worked with the Open Collective engineering team to surface the amount remaining on your virtual cards at all times, as well as the day that the card's li...
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Published on November 15, 2022 by Nathan Hewitt

Budget


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Today’s balance

$567,254.41 USD

Total income

$4,017,589.13 USD

Total disbursed

$3,450,334.72 USD

Estimated annual budget

$3,011,720.23 USD

Expenses

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Transactions

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to Protozoa

-$6,175.12USD
Paid
Invoice #109888
contractors

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to McDonald Jacobs

-$14,600.00USD
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Invoice #111533
accounting

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to INTUIT *QBooks Online

-$50.00USD
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Charge #111196

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to EASYLLAMA

-$99.75USD
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Charge #111534
Invoice #110611
-$441.33USD
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Invoice #105456
accounting
-$180.39USD
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Invoice #109783
-$3,799.32USD
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-$14,102.63USD
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+$19,178.24USD
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Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Fractured Atlas

$140,000 USD since Jul 2022

2
Ford Foundation

$125,000 USD since Aug 2022

3
Luminate Group

$7,500 USD since Jan 2022

4
Benevity

$4,733.64 USD since Jul 2019

5
The Love Fridge

$3,867.59 USD since Mar 2021

6
Network for Good

$2,826.98 USD since Jun 2020

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Cooperation Tulsa

$2,155.54 USD since May 2022

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Community Foundation Boulder County

$1,076.25 USD since Jul 2021

9
South Shore Mutual Aid

$1,011 USD since Aug 2022

10
Schwab Charitable

$1,000 USD since Apr 2020

Individuals

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Anonymous

$10,000 USD since Apr 2020

2
scott heiferman

$2,000 USD since Apr 2018

3
sara Augustin

$250 USD since Jan 2021

4
Guest

$250 USD since Nov 2022

5
Larry Bethel

$200 USD since May 2020

6
William Rill

$168 USD since Mar 2022

7
Joe Torreggiani

$155 USD since Jun 2020

8
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Jun 2021

9
Jody Gessow

$100 USD since Apr 2020

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Samsara Inc

$100 USD since Aug 2022

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Open Collective Foundation is hosting the following events.

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A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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