Open Collective Foundation, Open Source Collective and Open Collective Inc, Explained

Summary posted by: Reshama Shaikh


This article clarifies the difference between “Open Collective Foundation” and “Open Source Collective” and “Open Collective”.

Item Open Collective Foundation Open Source Collective Open Collective Inc.
Status 501(c)(3) 501(c)(6) hosting platform
Address Open Collective Foundation
440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717
Covina, CA 91723 USA
Open Source Collective
440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717
Covina, CA 91723 USA
Tax ID EIN 81-4004928
DLN 17053184327027
EIN 82-2037583  
Tax Info tax deductible not tax deductible
Our income is not used for private or shareholder benefit. Our resources, such as the fees we collect, are all invested back into our mission: to promote a sustainable and healthy open source ecosystem. Donations to Collectives hosted by the Open Source Collective are not tax deductible.
Region United States only Anywhere in the world
We can accept any open source project, in any language, anywhere in the world.
Projects We offer:
nonprofit status + fundraising + accounting software to aligned groups.
open source projects, meetup groups, conferences, other initiative. We can also accept open source related meetup groups and conferences, as well as advocacy, research, and awareness initiatives.