1% for the Planet



1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $270 million to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all. 

Mission Statement

We bring dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving.

Program Details

When individuals and businesses join 1% for the Planet, they make a commitment to give back to approved environmentally-focused organizations. A common misconception is that the money comes to us and then we grant it to various nonprofits. This is not the case. Members give directly to approved nonprofits of their choice and we certify this giving annually. Direct giving helps put dollars in the hands of doers quickly and efficiently with 1% for the Planet providing the expert guidance necessary to ensure it’s the smartest donation possible.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
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Burlington, VT 5401
United States
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