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Financial Contributions (How to Donate)

Helpful guides for Donors and Financial Contributors
Open Collective Europe allows donors to support amazing Collectives without them having to go through the laborious process of setting up a legal entity and bank account to receive funds.
While Open Collective Europe provides plenty of benefits for our sponsored Collectives, there are also benefits for financial contributors. Since our hosted Collectives use the Open Collective platform, their finances are transparent, and you can feel confident that the funds will be put to good use.
If you value what a project produces or stands for, support them to maintain and grow it! You can also be recognized by appearing on their page as a financial contributor.

Donors can contribute via the following methods:

  • Credit Card, Paypal, and Electronic Bank Transfer
No matter which method you choose, make sure to whenever possible, indicate the Collective that you would like to support. If your chosen contribution method does not provide you with any opportunity to do so (e.g., there is no memo line, accompanying letter, or online form) please reach out to us to let us know the details of the transaction so we know to expect it and properly credit it when the funds arrive.
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 about public subsidies (State funding):

💡 The first thing to do is to contact us in order to see if OC Europe social goal is in line with the State funding you are targeting.
💡 If you are asking for a subsidy, please contact us before so that our lawyers can analyse if this subsidy enters under the EU De Minimis Rule.
💡 Subsidies require extra administrative work on our side. You will need various documents (bank identification, legal documents,...) so make sure you contact us in time.

What does a donor need in order to donate quickly and easily via your website?

  • 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.
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Thank you!

On behalf of our Collectives, thank you for your support! We highly value all of our contributors. If there is anything you need as a donor, please reach out.