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The bank for the best hackathons in the world.

The team behind Cal Hacks is one of 75+ teams using Hack Club Bank to run world-class hackathons.

Berkeley, CA

A full-stack toolkit for running hackathons.

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

Bank account

Backed by Silicon Valley Bank with a custom, beautiful dashboard.

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit status

    Become 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 Emburse.

    Balance + history

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

    Built-in invoicing

    Accept sponsor payments with low negotiated rates from Stripe.

    Pre-written forms

    Download liability + photo forms custom written by expert lawyers.

    Manage your finances

    Add notes to transactions, export data, issue reimbursements.

    G Suite

    Get free G Suite + email addresses (like joy@hackpenn.com) for everyone.

    Support anytime

    We’ll never leave you hanging with best-effort 12hr response time.

    The best events across the country run on Bank.

    Everywhere from Philadelphia to Phoenix to Portland, Hack Club Bank is powering hackathons of all sizes.

    • Los Altos Hacks

      350

      attendees

      $30k

      budget

      Hack Club Bank has made it incredibly easy to handle our event’s funds and has provided countless tools to increase our productivity. With Bank, I can focus on making the event the best it can be.

      Jamsheed Mistri, Lead Organizer

    • 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 Liu, Lead Organizer

    • SLO Hacks

      300

      attendees

      $50k

      budget

      Hack Club Bank significantly improved the fiscal sponsorship process for SLO Hacks, through a beautifully-designed platform full of useful features, in addition to a responsive team that made sure our questions were addressed as quickly as possible.

      Selynna Sun, Lead Organizer

    • MAHacks

      70

      attendees

      $1.5k

      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 Huang, Lead Organizer

    • 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 Wadhwa, Lead Organizer

    Everything you’ll need.

    1. Physical debit cards
    2. G Suite with domain email addresses
    3. Automated tax filings
    4. Legal entity with 501(c)(3) status
    5. Bank account backed by Silicon Valley Bank
    6. Instant invoice sending
    7. Collect donations via card, check, or ACH
    8. Real-time dashboard of finances
    9. Share access with your whole team
    10. Pre-written legal forms for event attendees
    11. Record shared notes on transactions
    12. Transaction data export
    13. Dedicated point of contact
    14. 12-hour response support
    15. Negotiated nonprofit rates with Stripe
    16. Reimbursement process

    You pay just

    7

    of revenue.

    No upfront costs.

    Hack Club Bank is a fiscal sponsor for your event.
    Industry standard varies between 7-14% of revenue.

    How long does it take?

    With Hack Club Bank, your account can be set up within days. We help with all the paperwork.

    Day 1

    Submit sign-up form

    Day 3

    Interview call with

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    Day 4

    Sign the contract & get online access

    Day 10

    Receive debit cards

    Bank doesn’t stop at closing ceremony.

    Setting up a bank account 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

    Apply for Hack Club Bank.

    Open to all Hack Clubs and student-led, US-based high school & collegiate hackathons.

    Your event

    Right now

    Apply

    In 2 days

    Interview call

    Same day

    Sign the contract

    1 week later

    Receive debit cards

    0

    total amount transacted

    Hack Club does not directly provide banking services. Banking services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, an FDIC-certified institution.