How to send money to my fund

Helpful guides for Donors and Financial Contributors

There are different options available to send money to an initiative:

The single most important thing to do when asking donors to contribute is ensuring they are including your initiative's name in the transaction.

Important bits:

💡 If your donation is a direct donation (not done via a Donor Advised Fund or DAF) please email us with your details (email address, name to appear on the donation, and donor address if donation is >$5,000) so we can issue the appropriate tax-deductible receipt.

💡 Please remember to include the name of the initiative in the 'Additional Information' Field when you make a bank transfer. This will significantly shorten the time it takes for your financial contribution to reach the initiative.

💡 Should you have the option of sending an email notification for the transaction, please send it to

💡 Remember that different methods of donating will incur different fees. (For the lowest fees, ask for donations via our site, card, or PayPal).

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Once received we will issue a receipt that certifies that you have made this contribution as a charitable contribution and you are not receiving any goods or services in return.

Open Collective Foundation, registered 501(c)3

Nonprofit TAX ID: 81-4004928.

What does a donor need in order to donate quickly and easily via your URL on Open Collective?

  • Full Name

  • Email

  • Organization Name (only if choosing to contribute as an organization)

  • One of the following:

    • Debit/Credit Card Details

    • PayPal Account

    • Bank Account Details

That’s it! Ready to donate.🎉

Our Bank Details:

Organizational Details


​Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)

340 S. Lemon Avenue, #3717

Walnut, CA 91789

EIN: 81-4004928

DLN: 17053184327027

Bank/Wire/ACH Transfer:

Umpqua Bank

450 Sansome St. Suite 120

San Francisco, CA 94111

Account name: Open Collective Foundation

Account number: 4867268536

Routing number: 123205054

💡Check out our How to Guide to make a wire transfer donation via the Open Collective Platform (preferred)

Remember to include the name of the initiative otherwise the contribution may not arrive in their specific account.


Remember to include the name of the initiative otherwise the contribution may not arrive in their specific account.


  • Make check out to: Open Collective Foundation

  • Memo: Name of the Initiative

  • Mail to:

Open Collective Foundation 501(c)(3)

340 S. Lemon Avenue #3717

Walnut, CA 91789

Please note: Checks may take a few weeks to process and arrive into a specific initiative. Please opt for bank transfer where possible - it will be a much quicker turnaround.

How do I get my DAF to donate to a specific initiative?

  • Each DAF handles things differently, some have more customization options that others. That’s why it’s important to select a DAF carefully.

  • You will need to communicate directly with your DAF to see what their processes are.

  • Some DAFs will do wire transfers (this is much faster) and some will only mail checks. Regardless of the method, they need to include your initiative's name in the donation.

  • The tax deductible receipt will be made out to the DAF.