1% for the Planet is a global organization that accelerates smart environmental giving. We are motivated by our recognition that the current level of environmental giving—only 3% of total philanthropy—is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $275 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of business members, individual members and nonprofit partners in more than 90 countries. Our headquarters are located in Burlington, VT with staff located around the world.
At 1% for the Planet, our passion is fueled by the urgency of the environmental crisis and our belief that collective action will drive positive change. We deliver with excellence through collaboration, transparency and relentless dedication.