Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other

1% for the Planet

All together for our planet.

aka 1%FTP, One Percent for the Planet

Burlington, VT


1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to address the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Ruling Year



Mrs. Kate Williams

Main Address

47 Maple Street Suite 103

Burlington, VT 05401 USA


Philanthropy, environment, business, preservation, protection, collective impact





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Environmental giving comprises just 3% of total US philanthropy. And it's been stuck at that paltry percentage of total charitable giving for more than a decade, during which time the urgency of environmental issues has only increased. For example, wild species are going extinct at a rate up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. The need for urgent and increased environmental giving is great. At 1% for the Planet, we are entirely focused on increasing the amount and quality of giving going to the important environmental issues of our times.

In addition, in today's hyper-connected world, there is, at times, too much information at our fingertips. People are inundated with data, reports, posts, blogs, videos – information is everywhere. The real challenge is in making sense of this information. What is relevant and what is noise? Where is the data coming from and can it be trusted? Wrestling with these questions can sometimes lead to paralysis and a lack of action.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Core Model - Business Membership

Core Model - Individual Membership

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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General Member Network

Population(s) served


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Core Model - Business Membership

Context notes

To achieve sustainable growth, 1% for the Planet strives to simultaneously increase retention, while significantly growing our annual total of new members.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We aim to accomplish increased environmental giving. We believe that philanthropy, as it stands today, isn't sufficient to support the scale and quality of work that needs to happen for our planet. In the U.S., the percentage of total philanthropy allocated to the environment has been stuck at a mere 3% for years, and innovative nonprofits struggle to stay viable, let alone bring solutions to scale. We know that it's possible to do better. We believe that businesses, nonprofits, and individuals can collectively come together to take responsibility for our planet in innovative and newly integrated ways, accelerating smart environmental giving and driving positive impact.

Through our Membership Programs, we engage businesses and individuals to drive increased giving to our environmental nonprofit partners. We do this by certifying their giving of 1% of their annual sales/income to vetted nonprofits in our network. We support these members with our Strategic Impact Advising services, enabling them to develop giving strategies that amplify the scale and impact of their engagement. As we connect the value of strategic environmental giving with the urgent need for greater investment in environmental solutions, we strengthen and expand the case for smart philanthropy, thereby growing the movement for a healthier planet.

Operationally, the global work of 1% for the Planet is delivered by a lean and committed staff headquartered in Burlington, VT. Our model is intentionally based upon leveraging every dollar that comes to us to generate maximum resources for our environmental nonprofit partners. We are effective and efficient driving a bold vision and achieving consistent results.

We know we are making progress when we increase environmental giving generated by our network while maintaining consistently funded and efficient operational capacity. The three organizational metrics that every one of our staff members drives toward are: total network environmental giving, total number of in-network givers, and the ratio of our budget to total network giving.

Since 2002, we have been very successful assembling a network of businesses and nonprofit partners resulting in a total network of several thousand engaged participants - the core of a still growing movement for a healthier planet.

We haven't yet engaged large businesses ($100M+) to the extent we seek and are working to engage this cohort further in the future.

External Reviews


1% for the Planet

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?