Focus of This Profile: Financial contributions from businesses to nonprofit organizations focused on environmental sustainability.
Principal Office: USA
One Percent for the Planet encourages businesses to financially support the global environment. Businesses participating in One Percent commit 1% of their sales revenues to support environmental organizations.
One Percent has a facilitation role. Business members register with One Percent in order to be allowed to use the “1%” logo in their publicity. Nonprofit organizations register with One Percent in order to be eligible to receive funding from the businesses.
One Percent does not engage in receiving or distributing the funding. The member companies directly select which partner organization(s) to support.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Environmental sustainability. One Percent for the Planet accepts applications from nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world that are focused on issues of environmental sustainability.
The range of environmental issues is very broad to include air quality, alternative energy, alternative transportation, biodiversity, climate change, development, ecotourism, environmental education, environmental health, environmental justice, forests, oceans, resource extraction, rivers, sustainable agriculture, watersheds, wetlands, and wildlife conservation.
The fields of action likewise are broad to include community participation, education, information diffusion, product sales, advocacy, litigation, research, conservation field projects, advisory services, grant making, and others.
Approved nonprofit organizations become partners at One Percent. The nonprofit partners are eligible for funding from the member businesses.
APPLICATION: Eligibility to become a nonprofit partner in One Percent is open to tax-exempt charitable organizations in the USA, and to organizations in other countries that have equivalent charitable status. One Percent also accepts applications from fiscal sponsors of nonprofit organizations.
One Percent posts an application form. Applicants briefly describe their missions, history, current projects, honors, and annual budgets. They also submit evidence of their nonprofit status. The applications are sent to One Percent for review. There is no application deadline.
Approved partners are posted on One Percent’s website, and are eligible to receive funding from any member company at One Percent.
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Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The website of One Percent for the Planet is available in English and partially in French and Japanese.
One Percent posts databases of registered company donors and nonprofit partners.
Each year, One Percent conducts an audit to confirm that each registered member company has contributed 1% of its sales revenues in order to be able to continue in the program.
One Percent posts contact information.
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