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.

New transparent budget visualization feature

Just like the budgets of our Collectives, OCF's own budget is open and transparent. Now there's a new feature that enables more accessible expl...
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Published on September 25, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Update about fraud/theft and recovered funds

Transparency and trust are at the heart of our values at Open Collective Foundation. Accordingly, we want to share with our community about a difficult thing that happened recently: OCF was the victim of theft via bank fraud....
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Published on September 20, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Employment (with benefits!) through OCF

Did you know employment through OCF is an option? Collectives can put staff on payroll as W-2 employees, and offer benefits. Employees can be full time or part time, with no minimum number of hours (though 30 hrs/wk is the minimum for benef...
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Published on September 15, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$434,198.09 USD

Total income

$3,210,587.98 USD

Total disbursed

$2,776,389.89 USD

Estimated annual budget

$2,388,661.52 USD

Expenses

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Contributions

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Transactions

-$200.39USD
Paid
Receipt #98214
-$2,247.60USD
Paid
Invoice #97477

Credit from JULIAN to Open Collective Foundation

+$16,507.90USD
Paid
Invoice #92690
-$1,412.95USD
Paid
Invoice #96191
Refund of insuarnce payment through CNA

Credit from Open Collective Foundation to Open Collective Foundation

+$1,439.34USD
Completed
Added funds #574148

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to GREATERTHAN ACADEMY

-$15.05USD
Paid
Charge #95917

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to Loomio Co-Operative

-$644.12USD
Paid
Charge #95056
software

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to HELLOSIGN YEARLY

-$180.00USD
Paid
Charge #94272
software
+$6,124.28USD
Paid
Invoice #92696
-$37,960.79USD
Paid
Settlement #93391
platform

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Backers

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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

$3,588.04 USD since Mar 2021

6
Network for Good

$2,826.98 USD since Jun 2020

7
Cooperation Tulsa

$2,155.54 USD since May 2022

8
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

1
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
Larry Bethel

$200 USD since May 2020

5
William Rill

$168 USD since Mar 2022

6
Joe Torreggiani

$140 USD since Jun 2020

7
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Jun 2021

8
Jody Gessow

$100 USD since Apr 2020

9
Samsara Inc

$100 USD since Aug 2022

10
Mabin

$82 USD since May 2019

Events

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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07:00 PM UTC
An introduction to values, principles, practices, and examples the Solidarity Economy

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Join a safe, no-cost virtual space open to anyone to explore our stories around money where the f...Read more

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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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06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more
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Join Participatory Budgeting Project for an introductory training on how collectives can use part...Read more

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An introductory space to learn about the fiscal sponsorship offering available to new projects se...Read more

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Past event
07:00 PM UTC
Join Participatory Budgeting Project for an introductory training on how collectives can use part...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Join us for a two-hour guided process in which OC community members can meet to identify and exch...Read more

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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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05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
07:00 PM UTC
An introduction to values, principles, practices, and examples the Solidarity Economy

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Past event
05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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08:00 PM UTC
Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) hosting Online Legal Cafe in March for OCF-hosted collect...Read more
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06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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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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Past event
03:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more

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Past event
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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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