At first glance, Goteo is a platform for civic crowdfunding and collaboration on citizen initiatives and social, cultural, technological and educational projects. Goteo has replicas and alliances in several countries, thanks to its open source code as well as the awards and international recognition it has gathered since 2011. It is a tool for generating resources ‘drop by drop’ for a community of communities consisting of over 65,000 people, with a funding success rate over 70%.But in reality, Goteo is so much more. There is a non-profit foundation (with consequent tax advantages for donors) behind the platform, and a multidisciplinary team developing tools and services for co-creation and collective funding. Our commons mission is tightly linked to principles of transparency, progress and societal improvement.