Open Collective Foundation

Open Collective Foundation

340 S. Lemon Ave., #3717
Walnut, CA 91789
(650) 391-4169


Pia Mancini

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2017
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2018
Number of sponsored projects: 350

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
5%-8% fiscal hosting fee (5% on incoming credit card/PayPal donations, 8% on incoming wire transfer/check donations), plus third-party payment processor fees.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Food insecurity
  • Health/nutrition
  • Homelessness
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Public digital infrastructure sustainability

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:

The Foundation’s mission is to promote projects in the United States with the following charitable purposes: Increasing access to educational resources and training, creating a positive social impact and developing tools to improve civic participation within cities or communities. The Open Collective Foundation was formed to act as a host for nonprofit projects. It is also the Open Collective community umbrella organization. We bring together hosts from around the world. We intend to create an open license for open collectives, support them and grow the movement