Individuals pledge one percent of annual earnings or net worth to qualify for membership. As an Individual Member, you always have total control of where your donations are going. You have a full year from the date of your membership to make your first annual donation.
How It Works
You may elect to fund the Nonprofit Member(s) of your choice directly. Not quite sure? You are encouraged to ask OnePercent for Education for advice regarding your donation.
We appreciate that you may want to participate in the movement but may not have the time to do the kind of research that would make you feel comfortable about where your donations are going. Fortunately, we’ve done the heavy lifting and all of our Nonprofit Members are worthy of support. We just want to provide the best fit for your educational programmatic interests. If you want a higher level of valuable assistance, you can participate through the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. On your Individual Membership Application you get to indicate your preferences regarding how you want your funds disbursed. You can designate geographical area, programmatic interest, age of recipients and more. If you choose this option, just send your annual donation to the OnePercent for Education Achievement Fund. Once funds are received, our Achievement Fund database will match your preferences with the Nonprofit Member(s) whose services are the best match(es).
Another option is to elect to receive Funding Requests from Nonprofit Members. If you so indicate, Nonprofit Members may ask you for support based on the preferences that you indicate on your membership application. You are under no obligation to fund such requests but this might be a way to align your giving with organizations providing services that resonate with you.
One of our core beliefs is that people like you want to do more. We heartily encourage you to get involved with our Nonprofit Members whether as a volunteer or perhaps joining a nonprofit board as well as encouraging others to join our Culture of Participation. If you are unable to pledge one percent right now, give what you can to support our general operating expenses.
As an Individual Member, you are assessed a 5% membership fee based on your donation. You may include your membership fee as part of your donation or simply add it to your commitment. You may opt out of membership at any time but are prohibited from using the OnePercent for Education logo or promote your affiliation once unaffiliated.