Open Collective Foundation

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

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!

- If you have a project that fits our mission, learn more about How to Apply 
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>>Review our Docs for more info about How it Works, our Eligibility Requirements, 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
DLN 17053184327027

Contributions


Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$114,126.69 USD

Total raised

$796,209.31 USD

Total disbursed

$682,082.62 USD

Estimated annual budget

$684,227.64 USD

Transactions

Financial contribution to Open Collective Foundation

Credit from Portland Coronavirus Solidarity Fund to Open Collective Foundation

+$0.51USD
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Balance transfer

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-$108.49USD
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+$707.40USD
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-$3,108.01USD
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-$18,331.34USD
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Debit from Open Collective Foundation to JustWorks

-$9,536.98USD
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-$7,568.81USD
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Debit from Open Collective Foundation to JustWorks

-$7,148.76USD
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News from Open Collective Foundation

Updates on our activities and progress.

OCF's Strategic Plan: Solidarity in Action

Here's what we're up to—we want your feedback · Not long ago, OCF announced our strategy focused on solidarity. Now we want to share a more concrete plan to put it into action. It's a rundown of what the OCF team is currently doing, what we...
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Published on September 27, 2021 by Alanna Irving

Grantmaking and free email addresses

We're excited to announce two new services that OCF is now offering hosted initiatives! Grantmaking · Fiscally hosted Initiatives can now make grants in their communities. Initiatives have full autonomy to...
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Published on September 23, 2021 by Alanna Irving

Paypal payees no longer need to submit tax forms

Requiring expense payees to submit a tax form is sometimes a barrier to getting people paid quickly and easily. Filling out paperwork sucks, and forcing people to do unfamiliar online tasks sucks. We are working to remove such hurdles where...
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Published on September 16, 2021 by Alanna Irving

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Power Shift Network Hosts Youth Activist Fundraising School

Published on October 12, 2021 by Mike Strode

Hey Friend, We know fundraising can be scary, frustrating, and confusing, especially for young folks juggling many things including trying to sustain their organization and community....

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

Published on September 30, 2021 by Mike Strode

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20 In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for p...

The Offers & Needs Market Comes To Our Monthly Forum

Published on September 26, 2021 by Mike Strode

The Offers and Needs Market is a 90 to 120 minute facilitated gathering which allows groups of community members to quickly explore and map the range of offers and needs present within their block club, neighborhood association, or communit...

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Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Network for Good

$2,801.98 USD since Jun 2020

2
The Love Fridge

$1,490.47 USD since Mar 2021

3
Benevity

$1,269.84 USD since Jul 2019

4
Community Foundation Boulder County

$1,076.25 USD since Jul 2021

5
Schwab Charitable

$800 USD since Apr 2020

6
Salesforce

$301 USD since Aug 2020

7
Portland Coronavirus Solidarity Fund

$227.41 USD since Oct 2021

8
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Apr 2021

9
The Blackbaud Giving Fund

$120 USD since Oct 2020

10
Rendez-Vous Digital

$50 USD since Dec 2019

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
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Jun 2021

6
Jody Gessow

$100 USD since Apr 2020

7
Joe Torreggiani

$85 USD since Jun 2020

8
Mabin

$60 USD since May 2019

9
Big Cartel

$45 USD since Jun 2021

10
kazuma ieiri

$25 USD since Oct 2017

Events

Open Collective Foundation is hosting the following events.

Event

OCF Monthly Forum - Nov 2021

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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OCF Monthly Forum - Oct 2021

03:00 PM UTC
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OCF Monthly Community Forum - Sep 2021

03:00 PM UTC
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OCF Monthly Community Forum - Aug 2021

05:00 PM UTC
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