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OCF 2022 in review: what a year!
Published on February 1, 2023 by Alanna Irving

This blog post looking at 2022 shows what a huge year it has been for our community. Check it out!

Also, don't forget we've got events coming up this week—a community forum on Friday and welcome party on Monday. See you there!

What an incredible year 2022 was for Open Collective Foundation—an indication of the surge of energy, ideas, and resources flowing into solidarity movements. We are humbled and happy to provide a legal and financial toolbox the groups who make up these movements need to do their important and diverse work in communities.

Contributions grew nearly 3x
over the previous year, to $30m+ from 55,500+ unique donors, and the number of amazing Collectives we host nearly doubled, to 461. Over $19m was paid out to over 2,500 activists, community builders, researchers, and creators who need resources to sustainably make positive change. And, to keep up with all this growth, we launched new services and programs, developed our team and board, and evolved as an organization.

2022 Leaderboard

Top Collectives by number of contributors

  • 1117: 1K Project, direct support for families affected by the war in Ukraine.
  • 697: Bushwish Ayuda Mutua, a network of neighbors supporting neighbors / una red de vecines apoyando vecines.
  • 394: South Philly Fridge, community fridges and pantries which provide access to food aid 24 hours a day.
  • 332: Club A Kitchen, mutual aid group that provides food, groceries, PPE and hygiene supplies.
  • 310: Chicago Community Jail Support, volunteer mutual aid network supporting those recently released.

Top Collectives by amount raised

  • $9.36m: 1K Project, direct support for families affected by the war in Ukraine.
  • $1.81m: OpenMined, an open-source community making the world more privacy-preserving by lowering the barrier-to-entry to private AI technologies.
  • $1m: Data Empowerment Fund, grants to data infrastructure prototypes (data trusts, cooperatives, exchanges).
  • $943k: Digital Infrastructure Grants, research grants for the study of digital infrastructure maintenance.
  • $931k:, growing the Solidarity Economy movement by centering systems-change work led by working class, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) artists and culture-bearers.

Top Funders

We did a lot in 2022....

We can't wait to see what 2023 has in store!
Follow up on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook) to find out.

Marina Lopez

Posted on February 1, 2023

Thank you for all of this incredible work! OCF is such a gift and joy to work with. <3