Open Source Collective is a nonprofit working for the common interests of those who create and use open-source software, bringing open source philosophy and values to financial management. As a nonprofit fiscal host (a.k.a. fiscal sponsor or foundation), we provide financial and legal infrastructure for thousands of open source projects. We’re the ‘API' between the world of open source communities and the world of accounting and invoices.
We take care of all the accounting, taxes, invoices, and administration. You decide where the money gets spent, then we make it happen. Through us you can:
Manage your open source project’s funds transparently
Receive financial contributions by credit card, PayPal, electronic bank transfer, or crypto (beta)
Receive funds through GitHub Sponsors
Receive funds from corporate supporters (we’re registered as a supplier to many corporate sponsors)
Register trademarks, sign contracts and legal agreements, and apply for grants
Pay yourself, your team, contractors, vendors, and suppliers