FAQs

OnePercent for Education facilitates support for proven, educationally-focused nonprofits working toward equity through partnerships with businesses, foundations, and individuals.

The education of our children is a partnership between their families and caregivers, schools and nonprofit organizations that supplement what our schools provide. For example, our Nonprofit Partners offering tutoring and mentoring create connections with students by building trusted relationships often outside of the traditional classroom. The demand for these services far exceeds the resources currently available to nonprofits to provide them. OnePercent for Education facilitates much needed funding and support to assist our Nonprofit Partners in expanding and sustaining their impact.

Business Members pledge to donate 1% of appropriate revenue, Foundation Members pledge to donate 1% of appropriate funds and Individual Members pledge to donate 1% of annual earnings or net worth to our vetted, educationally-focused Nonprofit Partners. Business, Foundation and Individual Members may elect to make their donations to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund or directly to one or more of our Nonprofit Partners. Our Nonprofit Partners may also approach Business Members, Foundation Members and Individual Members who agree to accept funding requests directly.

How It Works

While many Business, Foundation and Individual Members prefer to make their annual donations using our unique database or based on Nonprofit Partner funding requests, some prefer to let us to do the work of determining the best matches for their donations. These Members may elect to donate all or part of their 1% annual donation to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. The Achievement Fund is designed to match Member Donor preferences with the programs and services and other attributes of our Nonprofit Partners. Based on these recorded Member preferences, the OnePercent for Education team disburses funds to the Nonprofit Partner(s) most aligned with the desired impacts for their philanthropic giving.

Yes. We have received our Letter of Determination confirming our tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service Section 501 (c)(3). All donations to OnePercent for Education are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our EIN: 47-4623112.

While the primary objective of OnePercent for Education is to recruit Business, Foundation and Individual Members in direct support of our Nonprofit Partners, we gratefully accept donations to our general fund to facilitate all aspects of our work. We encourage our Member Donors and General Donors to support us through one-time or recurring contributions. We also actively seek grants from institutional funders to make our work possible.

Absolutely. We gratefully accept your contributions to our general fund.

We are happy to hear from you. Please email us at info@onepercentforeducation.org.

About Business Membership

Joining is the easiest thing that you will do today. On our website, there is a Business Member Application that we ask you to complete. After that, we’ll get back to you to talk about what’s next.

There are four basic ways that your donations fund our Nonprofit Partners.

  1. Our vetted Nonprofit Partners are featured on our website and in our searchable database. You are welcome to choose from this listing and donate directly to them.
  2. You may receive funding requests from our Nonprofit Partners for all or part of your annual donation if you indicate a willingness to receive these requests.
  3. You can reach out to us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not make direct donations or field donation requests from our Partners, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best matching Nonprofit Partner(s) for your donations.

Who you fund is up to you. You can make changes every year and donate to one or more of our Nonprofit Partners. You can even decide to fund a multi-year project if that meets your criteria.

Simple. We ask. Each year, we certify your commitment. We ask that you confirm the amount of your revenue source and the amount distributed to our Nonprofit Partner(s). This is a condition of membership and the right to continued use of the OnePercent for Education logo.

Since all our approved Nonprofit Partners are 501(c)(3) entities, your direct donations to them are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations to our Achievement Fund and our general fund are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law as OnePercent for Education is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. Our EIN: 47-4623112.

About Foundation Membership

Joining is uncomplicated. On our web site, there is a Foundation Member Application that we ask you to complete. After that, we’ll get back to you to talk about what’s next.

There are four basic ways that your donations fund our approved nonprofit members.

  1. Our vetted Nonprofit Partners are featured on our website and in our searchable database. You are welcome to choose from this listing and donate directly to them.
  2. You may receive funding requests from our Nonprofit Partners for all or part of your annual donation if you indicate a willingness to receive these requests.
  3. You can reach out to us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not make direct donations or field donation requests from our Partners, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best matching Nonprofit Partner(s) for your donations.

Who you fund is up to you. You can make changes every year and donate to one or more of our Nonprofit Partners. You can even decide to fund a multi-year project if that meets your criteria.

Simple. We ask. Each fiscal year, we certify your commitment. We ask that you confirm the amount of your appropriate funding source and the amount distributed to our Nonprofit Partner(s). This is a condition of membership and the right to continued use of the OnePercent for Education logo.

Since all our approved Nonprofit Partners are 501(c)(3) entities, your direct donations to them are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations to our Achievement Fund and to our general fund are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law as OnePercent for Education is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. Our EIN: 47-4623112.

About Individual Membership

Easy. Just complete our online Individual Member Application. We’ll contact you after that.

Just like our Business and Foundation Members, you have a variety of options.

  1. Our vetted Nonprofit Partners are featured on our website and in our searchable database. You are welcome to choose from this listing and donate directly to them.
  2. You may receive funding requests from our Nonprofit Partners for all or part of your annual donation if you indicate a willingness to receive these requests.
  3. You can reach out to us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not make direct donations or field donation requests from our Partners, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best matching Nonprofit Partner(s) for your donations.

We’re glad you asked. You can volunteer for one of our many Nonprofit Partners. Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to do the same. Encourage your employer to become a OnePercent for Education Member and ask about paid time during the work day to volunteer.

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