Only 3% of total philanthropic giving goes to environmental causes.

1% for the Planet is on a mission to change that. Our membership model drives critical philanthropic support to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time.  Our network exemplifies the power of collective action as we bring together individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations around the world to support people and the planet. When we all work together, 1% adds up.

Photo by 1 % for the Planet nonprofit partner: One Tree Planted

You can always give more, but you should never give less than 1%.

1% for the Planet was founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability. The 1% for the Planet certification is given to businesses and individuals that meet our high-bar commitment—donate 1% of annual sales or salary to environmental causes. 

Photo by 1 % for the Planet nonprofit partner: Soul Fire Farm

1% for the Planet. 100% for the people.

We recognize that we cannot solve the climate crisis without recognizing the disproportionate impact of environmental issues. We exist to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive. However, achieving this goal requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses both environmental and social justice.

Photo by 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner: Big Green

1 Choose your cause


We advise our members on nonprofit partnerships and provide personalized giving strategies to ensure the most impact possible. With over 4,000 environmental organizations to choose from, 1% for the Planet members can give to nonprofit partners that support the issues and communities that matter most to them. 

2 Give directly


Our members give directly to environmental causes—meaning there’s no middleman between members and their nonprofit partner(s). Our nonprofit network consists of organizations that work on a diverse range of environmental problems, ensuring a multifaceted approach to our planet’s most pressing issues.

3 Certify your giving


Through our certification process, members provide annual documentation of their total sales and proof of monetary, volunteer and in-kind support to approved nonprofit partners. Third-party certification allows members to leverage the 1% for the Planet logo as a verified seal of their commitment to people and the planet, without the potential risks of greenwashing.

4 Amplify your impact


We amplify the impact of our network through our brand credibility, abundant member services and impact storytelling. Our logo is on millions of products and services worldwide, featured widely and is growing in awareness every day. In short: our globally recognized, trusted platform gives your giving even more power.

Our global network in action

Certified giving to date

$295,286,062

1% for the Planet Members

5,840

Nonprofit Partners

4,535

Countries

91

Nonprofits fighting for social & environmental justice

The climate crisis is much more complex and intertwined with many injustices and social inequities. From food insecurity and hazardous pollution to crippling natural disasters, the negative impacts of the environmental crisis affect people of color at much higher rates than other communities.

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Nonprofits Fighting Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues to date. Single-use plastics seem to be used in nearly everything we buy, making plastic difficult to avoid. However, it is more crucial than ever that we take action to end plastic pollution. 

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Nonprofits supporting wildfire aid and long-term solutions

Rising global temperatures make for longer Spring and Summer seasons, melting snow more quickly and drying out soil, creating kindling that spreads wildfires more rapidly. As fires burn, they emit dangerous levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, threatening the health of people and the planet. Taking action is crucial.

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“This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business.

It’s paying rent for our use of the planet.”

- YVON CHOUINARD
Founder of Patagonia and 1% for the Planet

 

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