Non-Platform Contributions

Alternate Donation Options

PLEASE MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION THROUGH THE OPEN COLLECTIVE PLATFORM. THIS PAGE IS ONLY FOR SITUATIONS WHERE USING THE PLATFORM IS NOT POSSIBLE.

If you would like to contribute but would prefer to do so without using the Open Collective platform, you may do so via Paypal or bank transfer.

Funds will arrive to the initiative fastest through the methods described on the Financial Contributions page!

If you choose to donate off the platform, you will have to manually arrange recurring payments yourself, either via Paypal or with your bank.

Also, for any contributions made not through the platform, you will need to communicate with us about your payment so that we can properly allocate it to the intended hosted initiative. When you make your contribution, please send the following information to us via email:

  • Name of contributor (whether an individual or organization)

  • Email address to send receipt

  • Mailing address of contributor

  • Intended initiative (This is very important, OCF needs to know where to allocate the donated funds)

  • Amount

  • Contribution method (i.e., Paypal or bank transfer)

Additionally, wherever possible, please include the initiative’s name in the transaction—comments, descriptions, and wherever else is available to you. This will help us to designate the funds to the correct initiative as quickly as we can. If you intend to support multiple initiatives with a single transaction, please let us know as soon as possible.

To contribute externally via Paypal:

Send funds to [email protected]. Please remember to include the name of the initiative so that it can be properly designated. Then send us an email, following the directions above.

To contribute externally via electronic bank transfer:

(also known as ACH or wire transfer) Send funds to the account information listed on the Official Information and Documents page.

Should you have the option of sending an email notification for the transaction, please send it to [email protected]. Please remember to include the name of the initiative so that it can be properly designated. Then send us an email with your information, following the directions above.