1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving that recognizes that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve most of the issues facing our planet.
Through their business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, they certify donations, and they amplify the impact of their network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, their members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries.