What does it mean to be a 1% for the Planet® Nonprofit Partner?

Approved nonprofit partners are eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet businesses and individuals, on behalf of members’ annual 1% commitment. Members give directly to approved nonprofits and 1% for the Planet certifies the donation(s). Nonprofit partners are not responsible for confirming donations with 1% for the Planet, that is the responsibility of the business or individual member.

How does an organization become a nonprofit partner?

At this time, nonprofit organizations seeking to join 1% for the Planet must be referred by a current 1% for the Planet business or individual member who plans to support them. Members may recommend nonprofit organizations via the member portal.

We do not have a public application and are not accepting new nonprofits outside of member recommendations at this time. Nonprofits that have been recommended to the network will receive a link to our nonprofit application. 

Being recommended as a nonprofit partner does not guarantee that the referred organization is eligible to join the 1% for the Planet network. We determined eligibility upon reviewing each application. Please contact with any questions.
Do you have eligibility guidelines to reference?

Yes. Approved 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partners are vetted nonprofit organizations with a clear environmental focus. Approved nonprofits are eligible to receive certifiable funding from our members. This overview document outlines 1% for the Planet’s Nonprofit Partner eligibility guidelines.

Are there fees associated with becoming a 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner?

It is free to join 1% for the Planet as an eligible nonprofit partner! All we ask is that nonprofit partners remain engaged by keeping their accounts up to date (see question below on expectations); this will help maximize opportunities for funding and other support from our members.

Where can I view 1% for the Planet Nonprofit terms and conditions?

Here is 1% for the Planet’s Nonprofit Agreement. In order to become an official partner, organizations must agree to the terms and conditions. Signing the Nonprofit Agreement is part of the aforementioned application process . Please contact with any questions. 

What are the expectations of being a 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner?

1% for the Planet aims to keep partnerships as low-lift as possible. That being said, we do ask nonprofits to complete a few steps to keep their account up to date. To be an approved partner, organizations must also sign our Nonprofit Agreement.

Additionally, we ask that organizations update and maintain their public-facing directory page and regularly update their Partnership Advising Questionnaire. The questionnaire collects specific nonprofit partner information that we can share with interested members. Once approved as an official 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner, organizations can access the questionnaire and other resources within our portal.
Do nonprofit organizations have any responsibility to 1% for the Planet once a member has donated to them?

Each member-nonprofit partnership is unique. 1% for the Planet asks that the nonprofit partner acknowledge member support as you would any donation, and remain responsive to supporting members and 1% for the Planet staff. We’ve outlined the full list of nonprofit partner responsibilities in the Nonprofit Agreement.

How do nonprofits receive support from business members?

1% for the Planet serves as a connector, certifier and amplifier—not a grantor. When a member chooses to support a nonprofit partner, they will do so directly via our monetary or nonmonetary giving options. We do not require members to mention that a donation is a part of their 1% commitment, though often they will and we encourage them to do so. 

In addition, 1% for the Planet staff will often make direct introductions between members and nonprofit partners, as a part of our partnership advising service.

1% for the Planet provides partnership advising to business and individual members to help them identify their giving goals and strategy, and select nonprofits to support accordingly. As such, we simply ask our nonprofit partners to provide us with as much information as possible about their programming, funding needs, and partnership opportunities, so that we can appropriately recommend them to business and individual members. We collect this information via our Partnership Advising Questionnaire, available to approved nonprofit partners in the portal.
Is there an average donation amount 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partners can expect to receive as a part of partnership with 1% for the Planet?

There is no expected donation amount that 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partners can expect to receive from their partnership. Members of varying revenue & salary sizes are donating directly to 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partners in various quantities. Becoming a 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner does not guarantee any support, but partnership does make you eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet businesses and individuals, on behalf of members’ annual 1% commitment.

How can a nonprofit partner refer existing donors to 1% for the Planet individual or business membership?

We recommend directing individuals and businesses here to learn more and complete our non-binding individual member form or business member form

If I have a nonprofit partner question, who should I contact?

Please send questions to

Having trouble finding the answer to your question? Contact us. Please allow us 48 hours to follow up due to the high volume of inquiries we receive.

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