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Become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Hack Club Bank.

The team behind the Innovation Circuit is one of 500+ teams who use Hack Club Bank to run world-class events.

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A full-stack toolkit for organizing anything.

Invoice sponsors, issue debit cards to your team, and view transaction history.
Ongoing support so you can focus on organizing, not the paperwork.


Bank account

Backed by Silicon Valley Bank with a custom, beautiful dashboard.
501(c)(3) nonprofit statusBecome part of Hack Club's legal entity, getting the benefits of our tax status.
Tax filings (990, end-of-year)We handle all filings with the IRS, so you can focus on your event, not hiring CPAs.

Debit cards

Issue physical debit cards to all your teammates, backed by Stripe.

Balance & history

Check real-time account balance + transaction history online anytime.

Built-in invoicing

Accept sponsor payments with instant invoicing, powered by Stripe.

Pre-written forms

Download liability + photo forms custom written by expert lawyers.

Transfer money

Flexible money transfer options including ACH, check, and PayPal.

Transparency Mode

If you’d like, show your finances on public pages for full transparency.

Google Workspace

Get instant, free accounts for your team (like sam@innovationcircuit.com).

Postal

Send email newsletters for free using our hosted instance of Sendy.

Donation Page

Receive donations through a custom, online embeddable form.

PVSA Awards

Issue the President's Volunteer Service Award to your volunteers.

Free Domains

We'll pay for your organization's domain name for 1 year.

1Password

$100 in free 1Password credit to keep your team's passwords secure.

Support anytime

We’ll never leave you hanging with 24hr response time on weekdays.
Have more questions?
Check out the Hack Club Bank FAQ.

The best events across the country run on Bank.

Everywhere from Philadelphia to Phoenix to Portland, Hack Club Bank powers events of all sizes.
State College, PA
Hack Pennsylvania
115
attendees
$15k
budget

"For me, Hack Club Bank unlocked organizing hackathons. Even after as a club leader, raising money seemed insurmountable. Bank directly enabled organizing events in my community with event bank accounts & a supportive community. I couldn’t recommend it more highly."
Joy LiuLead Organizer
Long Island, NY
Teenhacks LI
300
attendees
$35k
budget

"For our hackathon, Hack Club Bank has given us the tools to make sure our organization is professional with sponsors. Bank and their team have created an easily manageable resource to make sure any event is run successfully. We would highly recommend any organization be a part of the Hack Club ecosystem."
Wesley PergamentLead Organizer
Boston, MA
MAHacks
70
attendees
$10k
budget

"Hack Club Bank removed the barriers to starting fundraising for MAHacks. In mere days, vs months of nonprofit paperwork, Bank enabled my team to invoice sponsors professionally and manage our finances on a clear, up-to-date dashboard. I highly recommend using Bank & joining the Hack Club community."
Kat HuangLead Organizer
Santa Clara, CA
DV Hacks
150
attendees
$12k
budget

"Hack Club Bank is an essential platform for any hackathon organizer! It made us look both professional and credible in front of our sponsors and it relieved us of legal/financial burdens. Hack Club Bank was there for us every step of the way and for a first-year hackathon, that support was priceless."
Khushi WadhwaLead Organizer

Nonprofit? No problem.

Hack Club Bank is a powerful, safe, and easy-to-use financial platform, whether you're receiving your first donation or spending $100,000 a year.
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Girl Genius
girlgeniusmag.tech
$5k
budget

Girl Genius Magazine is a fully student-run publication inspiring the next generation of female and non-binary leaders in STEAM. Their journalism and inclusive online community are dedicated to breaking down tech’s lingering gender barriers. Becoming fiscally sponsored allowed them to publish more issues, host over 40 workshops, organize a conference, and reach a global audience of 11k readers (and counting).
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TechShift
techshift.org
$100k
budget

Founded in 2017, TechShift supports a network of 30+ student-run chapters across 3 continents leading initiatives at the intersection of technology and social impact. With the help of Hack Club Bank, they are bringing about a more equitable technological future through their mentorship programs, community partnerships, microgrants, and the STEM For Social Good Toolkit.
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Project Boom
projectboom.org
$5.6k
raised

Project Boom is a student-led organization with a simple mission: getting computers to those who need them. Instead of becoming e-waste, old machines are given new life to deserving students worldwide. Joining Hack Club Bank provided Project Boom with a platform to easily accept and manage donations, helping them to repair and ship more computers than ever before.
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Execute Big
executebig.org
$4k
funded

Execute Big began by using leftover hackathon funds to provide travel grants for students. Hack Club Bank helped make possible their array of grants, fellowships, and innovative programs to share computer science with students nationally. Now their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they leverage existing resources to make STEM activities accessible to everyone.

Everything you’ll need.

  1. Legal entity with 501(c)(3) status
  2. We do your taxes
  3. Collect donations via card, check, or ACH
  4. Share access with your whole team
  5. Bank account backed by Silicon Valley Bank
  6. Instant invoice sending
  7. Real-time dashboard of finances
  8. Transaction data export
  9. Record shared notes on transactions
  10. 24-hour response support
  11. Reimbursement process
  12. Physical check sending & voiding
  13. Online direct deposit & ACH transfers
  14. Generate attendee legal waivers
  15. Virtual debit cards (with Apple & Google Pay)
  16. Debit card transaction paper trail
  17. Transparency Mode (optional)
  18. Instant Google Workspace & email addresses
  19. Online, embeddable donation form
Bank doesn’t stop at closing ceremony.
Receiving and managing money is just the start. Hack Club Bank helps you handle ongoing obligations while you’re organizing.
  1. We handle ongoing tax filings including end-of-year taxes
  2. Our accountants regularly reconcile your books
  3. You always have access to historical financial data
You pay just
7
of revenue. No upfront costs.
Hack Club Bank is a fiscal sponsor. Fiscal sponsorship fees typically vary between 7-14% of revenue. Hack Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Sign up for Hack Club Bank.

Open to all registered Hack Clubs, hackathons, and charitable organizations.
Step 1
Submit an application for your organization
Step 2
Hop on an intro call with the Bank team
Step 3
Sign the contract & unlock full access
Step 4
Invite your team & start fundraising
Your organization
As of in < 1m...
$1,000,000
raised on Hack Club Bank
$5,000,000
total amount transacted
Starting in February 2020, we started running Hack Club HQ on Bank (& we don’t count our numbers in these stats).  See our finances here.
Hack Club does not directly provide banking services. Banking services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, an FDIC-certified institution.