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Instructions for making donations via check
Checks may take a few weeks to process and arrive into the Collective’s budget. We recommend contributing by credit card, PayPal, or electronic bank transfer where possible (especially for initial budget transfers).

Check Contributions

Due to the manual, time-consuming nature of processing checks, please be aware that checks that are:
  • for amounts under $250 or,
  • with incorrect details
will be significantly delayed in arriving to your OC account.

To contribute to an Collective via check, please follow the following procedure:

  • Make the check out to Open Collective Foundation.
  • Put the name of the Collective you would like to support in the memo line.
  • Mail the check to the following address:
Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)
440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717
Covina, CA 91723
2. Then send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
  • Name & Email address of contributor (whether an individual or organization)
  • Email address to send receipt
  • Mailing address of contributor
  • Name of Intended Collective
  • Amount
  • Contribution method (e.g. Paypal, bank transfer)
  • Purpose of check (e.g. Grant payment, Initial balance transfer, donation)
We will process the check and designate the funds to the proper Collective once the check is received.
In order to ensure better processing times, please ensure:
  • Open Collective Foundation is the recipient,
  • Your initiative's name is in the memo line,
  • You follow Step 2 above,
  • encourage donors to donate on the platform to help improve processing times