Instructions for making donations via check

Open Collective Foundation is closing down in 2024. The last day collectives can receive donations is March 15, 2024. Read more here.

Check Contributions

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).

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:

Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)

440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717

Covina, CA 91723

2. Then send an email to 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:

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