A Different Kind of "One Percent"

Recent headlines and "Occupy" movements have certainly spotlighted the self-interested nature of the so called "one-percent"of society, which makes stumbling upon a different "one-percent" - the One Percent Foundation - so particularly refreshing. The antithesis of self-serving, the One Percent Foundation is outwardly focused on doing good for the community as a whole. Founded and driven by young people who commit to donating a small percentage of their annual income to charity, One Percent Foundation uses a cutting edge, crowd funding online platform to engage and educate next generation donors at all levels of capacity to give back to their communities. Their model is simple, members take a "1% giving pledge" and thereby agree to donate one-percent of their annual income - computed directly on the website - and adopt the philosophy that "philanthropy is for everyone."