Open Collective
Open Collective

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Collective balance
$8,684.55 USD

Fiscal Host
Open Collective Foundation

Expense policies

Our payouts are processed twice a week. We will endeavor to pay within 7 days of an expense being approved by the admin of the Collective or Fund. We can usually turn payments around much sooner, but can’t guarantee that and don’t want to set that expectation. We make payments via Bank Transfer (via Wise) and can only make payouts to countries served by these payment processors.  You are not required to upload an invoice document (the data you submit in the expense form is sufficient) but if you would like to include an uploaded invoice, please make it out to: Collective name, Open Collective Foundation, 440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717, Covina, CA 91723 USA.

NOTE: We are not currently able to pay out expenses to Paypal accounts. You can find more info on this here. We will post an update and re-activate the option on the expense page when this is an option again.

Red Hook Mutual Aid funds supplies, services, and enrichment for households in our network.  We are a niche organization so many expenses can be justified or connected to initiatives, but in general, you may request reimbursement in the following categories:

groceries, PPE, pharmacy products, goods created/produced within our community, devices/electronics (air conditioners, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, mobility assistance devices, etc), diapers, personal requests, FEMA supplies, RHMA promotional materials, etc.

car services to appointments, deliveries, repair visits, cleaning visits, emergency cash assistance, etc.

tickets to events, bus transportation, quality of life initiatives (books, music for memory, plant cuttings, etc.).


How do I get paid from a Collective?
Submit an expense and provide your payment information.
How are expenses approved?
Collective admins are notified when an expense is submitted, and they can approve or reject it.
Is my private data made public?
No. Only the expense amount and description are public. Attachments, payment info, emails and addresses are only visible to you and the admins.
When will I get paid?
Payments are processed by the Collective's Fiscal Host, the organization that hold funds on their behalf. Many Fiscal Hosts pay expenses weekly, but each one is different.
Why do you need my legal name?
The display name is public and the legal name is private, appearing on receipts, invoices, and other official documentation used for tax and accounting purposes.

Collective balance

$8,684.55 USD