HCB’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit status comes from Hack Club, which is legally
registered as The Hack Foundation. Our EIN, which is the same as
our tax ID, is
81-2908499. It is also available at the
bottom of https://hackclub.com.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about HCB
HCB’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit status comes from Hack Club, which is legally registered as The Hack Foundation. Our EIN, which is the same as our tax ID, is
If your card is lost or stolen, please get in touch with the HCB team (sign in to view) as soon as possible. In the meantime, please freeze your card within the HCB dashboard. If your card expires, you can issue yourself a new card through the HCB dashboard— HCB cards do not auto-renew when they pass their expiry date.
I keep getting emails about uploading receipts when I make a purchase using a card. Do I have to upload receipts?
Yes. The IRS requires all nonprofits to keep receipts for transactions on file. Additionally, nonprofits following best practices hire auditors to ensure their books are compliant. Missing receipts lead to failed audits.
Continually not uploading receipts for purchases is grounds for termination of fiscal sponsorship, as it puts the 501(c)(3) status of Hack Club and everyone else partnering with HCB at risk.
Our supporter wants to pay through Bill.com or something other than invoices through Stripe / Our supporter has an employee donation matching program, and they use their own system to give.
We can accommodate whichever method the supporter would like to use, including proprietary "supplier systems" that larger companies may use to pay their bills. These methods usually require that they connect and pay directly to HCB’s underlying bank account (not Stripe’s invoicing system), so please contact the HCB team (sign in to view) to start this process.
Yes, you’re not locked into the name or Google Workspace domain you used to set up your HCB account. However, currently, changing your project name is a fairly involved process on our backend, so you’re only able to change your name up to twice every year. If you need to change your name or domain more frequently, please contact the HCB team.
Hack Club's IRS Form 990 can be found on hackfoundation.org in the Finances section.
HCB accepts paper checks! Just mail the check to our billing address:
The Hack Foundation 8605 Santa Monica Blvd #86294 West Hollywood, CA 90069
Be sure that your organization's name is included either on the check's memo or somewhere else in or on the envelope sent. Without it, we can't properly route received funds.
Checks must be made out to either "The Hack Foundation" or "Hack Club". Our banking partners will, unfortunately, reject checks made out to any name besides those two.
Please see here for an example of how to write a check to be deposited into your organization's fund with HCB.
We are currently in the process of building out our support for international projects. As a result, we do not have a definitive answer. If you are interested, we would love for you to apply so we can hear what you're working on and whether we can possibly work together.
You can email email@example.com with all your unanswered questions about HCB. If we get it often, we’ll also add your question to this FAQ page!