Open Collective
Open Collective

Give the gift of giving.

Open Collective gift cards empower your employees or community members to support the open source projects they love.

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We take care of everything.

You just need to provide a list of emails and we’ll send out the redeem codes. You can add a personal message, too. We will only charge your payment method when a gift card is used to make a donation. You can restrict the gift cards to certain types of collectives (by tag, or host) so that you remain in control of the types of collectives that can be supported with your money. Every month you will receive a consolidated invoice per host.

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Do it your way.

Generate redeem codes and send them by email, give out printed cards, or distribute them any way you want.

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Go the extra mile.

Use our API to generate views for your website or other creative ideas. See for example the open source page that Triplebyte has built.

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You'll be in good company.

See how other organizations are already using Open Collective gift cards.

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Hello! This is your Triplebyte giftcard!

$100 USD


“We are leveraging the accumulated knowledge of our users to Decentralize open source funding”

Triplebyte is giving every software engineer accepted on their platform $100 to donate to their favorite open source software projects.

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Hello! This is your DigitalOcean giftcard!

$100 USD


“A gift for top contributors in our community”

DigitalOcean is rewarding ambassadors of their products with Gift Cards.

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Hello! This is your Airbnb giftcard!

$100 USD


"A host to open source"

To ensure that open source always belongs here, Airbnb will give Gift Cards to engineering candidates.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if the gift cards are not used?

You are only charged when the gift cards are used. If you give away a $50 gift card to 10 of your employees and only 8 used it, you will only be charged $400.

Do I get an invoice?

Yes, you will receive a proper consolidated monthly invoice from the Open Source Collective 501c6.

Is there an expiry date?

By default gift cards expire after 3 months, but you can define your own expiry date. If they are not used by the expiry date, they become inactive and you will not be charged.

I received a gift card—do I need to spend it all in one go?

No. You can use your gift card to give any amount to one or multiple collectives, as long as you have enough balance on the card.

Who will show up as a backer? My company or my employee?

Both! The person to whom you gave the gift card is the one picking the collectives they want to support. But their donation will show that they used a gift card from your company, and your company will show up as a sponsor of the collective. See for example Triplebyte showing up as a sponsor of Electron.

Join the giving spree!