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The team behind the Innovation Circuit is one of 1600+ teams who use HCB to run world-class organizations, hackathons, and clubs.

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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.


Fund

A fund under the hood 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.

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.

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 up to $20 for your organization's domain name for a year.

Support anytime

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

The best events across the country run on HCB.

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

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

"For our hackathon, HCB has given us the tools to make sure our organization is professional with sponsors. HCB 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."
Photo of ${organizer}Wesley PergamentLead Organizer
Boston, MA
MAHacks
70
attendees
$10k
budget

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

"HCB 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. HCB was there for us every step of the way and for a first-year hackathon, that support was priceless."
Photo of ${organizer}Khushi WadhwaLead Organizer

Nonprofit? No problem.

HCB is a powerful, safe, and easy-to-use money thing, 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 HCB, 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 HCB 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. HCB 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. Share access with your whole team
  4. Backed by a bank account under the hood
  5. Instant invoice sending
  6. Real-time dashboard of finances
  7. Transaction data export
  8. Record shared notes on transactions
  9. 24-hour response support
  10. Reimbursement process
  11. Physical check sending & voiding
  12. Online direct deposit & ACH transfers
  13. Generate attendee legal waivers
  14. Virtual debit cards (with Apple & Google Pay)
  15. Debit card transaction paper trail
  16. Transparency Mode
  17. Online, embeddable donation form
HCB doesn’t stop at closing ceremony.
Receiving and managing money is just the start. HCB 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.
HCB is a fiscal sponsor. Other fiscal sponsors' fees typically vary between 7-14% of revenue. Hack Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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