Use your public stock to support open source creators
Open source creator
If you are already part of the Open Source Collective, you can invite your contributors to use their stock to support your projects! They just need to click on the button on the following section 👉 👇
Not on Open Collective yet?
Over the years, multiple tech companies have gone public giving their employees publicly traded stock. They can now use it to support the open source creators that have developed the software that helped them build and run their products.
Are you ready?
Use your stock for Good
how it works in 5 easy steps
Choose the open source collective you want to support. You'll need to include it in the checkout flow!
Choose the open source collective you want to support.
Use your stock to contribute to an awesome project and save on capital gains tax in the process!
Use your stock to contribute to an awesome project
The Open Source Collective team will receive the stock converted to cash.
Support your selected project using your stocks
The cash will be transferred automatically to the project’s balance, your contribution will show up on their page and you'll receive a receipt.
The cash will be transferred automatically to the project's balance
Everything is transparent with Open Collective!
Ok, you are now ready to start using this new feature. That's great!
1 What describes you best?
2 Are you set up to receive stocks? Awesome!
If you are a collective on the Open Source Collective you will automatically be able to receive stocks. If you are not, join us!
Make sure you add the projects you want to fund on the text field in the checkout form. If the project you want to fund is not on Open Collective or your brokerage service is not yet activated in the checkout, please let us know. We'll work around it.
And we love to sustain communities!
Open Collective has worked with hundreds of initiatives to be funded and kept running, so everyone's project keeps supporting their communities, and the technology development never stops.
We've been working on new ways to make it easier for you to support and contribute to your favorite collectives…