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.

Updates We Love and upcoming workshop

Check out our latest Updates We Love Post showcasing OCF-hosted collectives and the amazing efforts they put into their communities. We're so gr...
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Published on August 10, 2022 by Kayla E

OCF has a fab new website!

Check it out: https://opencollective.foundation We're so proud to put our amazing Collectives front and center! It also has the help docs and events built in...
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Published on June 23, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Update to OCF's Terms of Fiscal Sponsorship

The Terms of Fiscal Sponsorship is the legal agreement in place between Collectives and OCF as fiscal sponsor. All new Collective creators (and subsequently added admins) agree to the terms as they join. We've made some changes to the terms...
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Published on June 23, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

by The A Team - Bookkeeper

-$577.90 USD
Processing
Invoice #89905
-$63.85 USD
Paid
Charge #89736

by Unity House

-$1,215.00 USD
Approved
Invoice #89723
$
Today’s balance

$219,856.71 USD

Total income

$2,675,838.60 USD

Total disbursed

$2,455,981.89 USD

Estimated annual budget

$1,982,216.29 USD

Transactions

-$578.29USD
Processing
Invoice #89905

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to ADAS ASSOCIATES

-$63.85USD
Paid
Charge #89736

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to Meerkat Media

-$18,500.39USD
Paid
Invoice #89128
-$195.39USD
Paid
Invoice #89139

Debit from Open Collective Foundation to INTUIT *QBooks Online

-$25.00USD
Paid
Charge #89478
-$47,879.62USD
Paid
Settlement #89092
-$2,395.51USD
Paid
Invoice #89160
Invoice #88583
Invoice #88286
Financial contribution to Rich User Profile

Credit from Open Collective Foundation to Rich User Profile

+$140,000.00USD
Completed
Contribution #557868

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Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Fractured Atlas

$140,000 USD since Jul 2022

2
Luminate Group

$7,500 USD since Jan 2022

3
Benevity

$4,733.64 USD since Jul 2019

4
The Love Fridge

$3,517.34 USD since Mar 2021

5
Network for Good

$2,826.98 USD since Jun 2020

6
Cooperation Tulsa

$2,155.54 USD since May 2022

7
Community Foundation Boulder County

$1,076.25 USD since Jul 2021

8
Schwab Charitable

$1,000 USD since Apr 2020

9
Ridgewood Community Garden

$902.33 USD since May 2022

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GitHub Sponsors

$675 USD since Dec 2021

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

$160 USD since Mar 2022

6
Joe Torreggiani

$135 USD since Jun 2020

7
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Jun 2021

8
Jody Gessow

$100 USD since Apr 2020

9
Mabin

$80 USD since May 2019

10
Big Cartel

$45 USD since Jun 2021

Events

Open Collective Foundation is hosting the following events.

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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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Join Participatory Budgeting Project for an introductory training on how collectives can use part...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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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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06:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCF initiatives to speak directly with staff about concerns, share learnings ...Read more
Event
08:00 PM UTC
Join Participatory Budgeting Project for an introductory training on how collectives can use part...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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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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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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07:00 PM UTC
An introduction to values, principles, practices, and examples the Solidarity Economy

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

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

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