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)
440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717, Covina, CA 91723
EIN 81-4004928

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News from Open Collective Foundation

Updates on our activities and progress.

Suspending issue of new Virtual Cards

Virtual Cards are like a debit card linked to your Collective balance, enabling you to make purchases and upload the receipt afterward. Due to needing t...
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Published on March 22, 2023 by Alanna Irving

Expense payment timeframes

We know getting expenses paid out quickly is important to our Collectives, and we always try to process them as soon as possible. However, paying expenses requires manually checking each one, which takes time. These checks...
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Published on March 8, 2023 by Alanna Irving

OCF is hiring! Seeking financial admin to join the team

Open Collective Foundation is growing, and we're growing our team to match. We are looking to fill a financial admin and user support role, specifically seeking people with accounts payable & receivable experience in a 501(c)(3) nonprof...
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Published on March 6, 2023 by Alanna Irving

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

$
Today’s balance

$375,916.15 USD

Total income

$5,702,863.84 USD

Total disbursed

$5,326,947.69 USD

Estimated annual budget

$366,828.27 USD

Expenses

All time

Expenses paid

518

Amount disbursed

$4,099,381.75

Tags# of ExpensesAmount (USD)
employees
28$1,629,034.25
platform
28$1,093,701.89
no tag
12$530,227.01
contractors
171$407,660.47
accounting
57$178,260.74
legal
43$99,398.00
insurance
17$47,301.00
marketing
21$43,176.25
compliance
14$20,345.33
retreat
2$16,265.00
other
27$8,375.28
engineering
6$7,350.00
workspace
20$6,684.25
software
45$4,166.93
professional development
5$4,000.05
memberships
5$2,459.97
general
14$637.57
donation
2$320.76
meals & entertainment
1$17.00

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Contributions

All time

Contributions received

73

Amount collected

$4,342.48

Tiers# of ContributionsAmount (USD)
recurring
28$2,595.00
one-time
45$1,747.48

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Transactions

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Debit from Open Collective Foundation to VIRTUALPOSTMAIL.COM

-$75.00USD
Paid
Charge #129824
-$4,987.35USD
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-$286,538.22USD
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-$223,170.34USD
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+$20,674.22USD
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personnel
+$30,025.10USD
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+$5,854.38USD
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+$1,952.00USD
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+$40,599.34USD
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Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Fractured Atlas

$150,000 USD since Jul 2022

2
Ford Foundation

$125,000 USD since Aug 2022

3
Morgan Stanley

$88,560.65 USD since Feb 2023

4
Luminate Group

$7,500 USD since Jan 2022

5
Benevity

$4,733.64 USD since Jul 2019

6
Network for Good

$2,826.98 USD since Jun 2020

7
Cooperation Tulsa

$2,068.36 USD since May 2022

8
Community Foundation Boulder County

$1,076.25 USD since Jul 2021

9
Schwab Charitable

$1,000 USD since Apr 2020

10
South Shore Mutual Aid

$999.25 USD since Aug 2022

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
Guest

$250 USD since Nov 2022

5
Larry Bethel

$200 USD since May 2020

6
Joe Torreggiani

$170 USD since Jun 2020

7
William Rill

$168 USD since Mar 2022

8
A+E Networks

$125 USD since Jun 2021

9
Jody Gessow

$100 USD since Apr 2020

10
Samsara Inc

$100 USD since Aug 2022

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