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Building a Movement of Corporate Philanthropy

We want to change the world through inspiring early–stage corporate philanthropy. Pledge 1% is an easy way to leverage a portion of your future success to support nonprofits in your community. It’s a small commitment today that can make a huge impact tomorrow. The sooner you start, the easier it is–so join your fellow founders by making a pledge today!

Pledge 1% Champions

“Companies can do more than just make money, they can serve others.”
Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce


You can select any one, or a combination, of the below pledge types depending on how your company wants to give back.

Ryan Martens
“What do we have that’s most valuable to the world and how can we leverage that with the right partners?”
Ryan Martens, Founder & CTO, Rally

Pledge 1% Partners

Pledge 1% partners are leading organizations committed to encouraging the early stage companies they work with to make giving back a priority.

Interested in becoming a Pledge 1% partner? Contact Us.

VC Supporters

We’d like to thank our community of Venture Capital firms who support their portfolio companies in taking the pledge to build the 1-1-1 model into their culture.

Pledge 1% was Founded and is Spearheaded by:


Pledge 1% founding partners include Salesforce, Atlassian, and Rally, three companies that know first-hand how pledging a small portion of future success today can have an enormous impact tomorrow. In 2014, they came together with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado to accelerate a shared vision of every business around the globe integrating philanthropy into its corporate DNA. In 2016, Pledge 1% became a special initiative of Tides, a leading global philanthropic partner and non-profit accelerator.