Individual Membership

How Does an Individual Join?

Individuals pledge one percent of annual income or net worth to qualify for membership. As an Individual Member, you always have total control of where your donations are going.

How It Works

You may wish to earmark your annual contribution for operating expenses or to fund Nonprofit Member organizations 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 wish to field grant requests or 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 to the nonprofit(s) whose services are the best match(es).

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.

When Individuals participate, you:

  • Can delight in the satisfaction that you are doing something meaningful for your community by supporting organizations dedicated to enhancing educational outcomes.
  • Are comforted in the knowledge that your donations are going to vetted organizations in the educational arena.
  • Are guided when necessary, as to where your donations are most needed and effective.
  • Enjoy the ability to use the logo that shows your commitment to our children.