How to send money to my fund

Helpful guides for Donors and Financial Contributors

You have different options 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 host+c3@opencollective.org

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

Address:

​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.

PayPal:

host+c3@opencollective.org

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

Check:

  • 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.