FAQs

The Mission of OnePercent for Education is to measurably improve educational outcomes for 1,000,000 students by building an alliance of businesses, foundations, individuals, schools, families and students committed to achieving this goal.

The education of our children is a partnership between our schools and nonprofit groups that supplement what our schools can provide. For example, tutoring and mentoring organizations create connections with students by building trusted relationships often outside of the traditional classroom. The need for these services far outpaces the ability of nonprofits to deliver. OnePercent for Education will facilitate much needed funding to assist these and other crucial nonprofits in the fulfillment of their missions.
Business Members pledge to donate 1% of appropriate revenue, Foundation Members donate 1% of appropriate funds and Individual Members pledge to donate 1% of annual earnings or net worth to approved educationally focused Nonprofit Members. Some Business, Foundation and Individual Members may elect to make their donations to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund rather than field donation requests. Nonprofit Members may approach those Business Members, Foundation Members and Individual Members who agree to accept funding requests directly.

How It Works

While many Business, Foundation and Individual Members are comfortable with distributing their annual donations based on Nonprofit Member funding requests, some may elect to avoid this decision-making process. These entities 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 Donor Member preferences with the type of services and other attributes provided by our Nonprofit Members. Based on these recorded preferences, the OnePercent for Education team will disperse funds to the Nonprofit Member(s) accordingly.

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

Business and Foundation Members are assessed an annual membership fee of 3% of their annual donation. Individual Members are assessed a 5% fee of their annual donation. Members may pay this amount separately or have part of it deducted from their one percent donation. These fees, supplemented by other grants allow us to keep the doors open and to continue to grow our movement.

Absolutely. Your contributions toward our operating expenses are gratefully accepted.

We are happy to hear from you. Please use the internet machine 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 approved Nonprofit Members.

  1. Our approved Nonprofit Members are listed on our website. You are free to choose from this listing and connect directly with them.
  2. You may receive funding requests from approved Nonprofit Members for all or part of your annual donation if you indicate a willingness to receive these requests.
  3. You can ask us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not field donation requests, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best possible recipient(s) for your donations.
Who you fund is up to you. You can make changes every year, donate to a single or multiple Nonprofit Member organizations. 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 revenue and the amount distributed to the approved Nonprofit Member(s). This is a condition of membership and the right to continued use of the OnePercent for Education logo.
Since all our approved Nonprofit Members are 501(c)(3) entities, we fully expect that any business donations are tax deductible. Membership dues are also tax deductible as OnePercent for Education has been granted tax exempt status by the IRS.

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 approved Nonprofit Members are listed on our website. You are free to choose from this listing and connect directly with them.
  2. You may receive requests from approved Nonprofit Members for all or part of your annual donation if you have agreed to accept funding requests.
  3. You can ask us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not field donation requests, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best possible recipient(s) for your donations.
Who you fund is up to you. You can make changes every year, donate to a single or multiple nNnprofit Member organizations. 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 funds and the amount distributed to the approved Nonprofit Member(s). This is a condition of membership and the right to continued use of the OnePercent for Education logo.
Since all our approved Nonprofit Members are 501(c)(3) entities, we fully expect that any business donations are tax deductible. Membership dues are also tax deductible as OnePercent for Education has been granted tax exempt status by the IRS.

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 approved Nonprofit Members are listed on our web site. You are free to choose from this listing and connect directly with them.
  2. You may receive requests from approved Nonprofit Members for all or part of your annual donation if you have agreed to receive funding requests.
  3. You can ask us for advice about where to make your donations based on criteria that are important to you.
  4. If you would rather not field donation requests, you can donate to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Based on your criteria, we will find the best possible recipient(s) for your donations.
We’re glad you asked. Improving educational outcomes for our students is more than donations. As an individual, you can volunteer for one of our many Nonprofit partners. You can encourage your family, friends, co-workers to do the same. You can encourage your employer to join our network and ask about paid time during the work day to volunteer.

About Nonprofit Membership

We’re looking for educationally related nonprofits who are deserving of the status of approved OnePercent for Education membership. Your organization must be an active 501(c)(3) designated entity. We’ll look at what you do with the funds you raise. If you think that your organization qualifies, complete the online Nonprofit Member Application and we will follow up.
There are a variety of ways that you can be funded.

  1. You can apply directly to our Business, Foundation or Individual Members who have agreed to accept funding requests. You are not restricted to applying to only one. The OnePecent for Education Funding Request Application is available on the website.
  2. You may be contacted directly by a business, foundation or individual familiar with your organization who might be interested in supporting you.
  3. You can apply to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund.
  4. You can encourage businesses, foundations or individuals familiar with you to join OnePercent for Education and seek their support.
As a recipient of funding from OnePercent for Education Business, Foundation and Individual Members, you are required to forward a compilation of funding received and describe the use of those funds on an annual basis.
Yes! A multi-year grant may be quite compelling to a donor. In fact, we ask Business, Foundations and Individual Members if they are willing to support such requests.