Below is a guest post from J.D. Willcox, One Percent Foundation Board President, on how he broke the his habit of not giving.
Habits are hard for me to break. That’s one of the reasons why, for the first 26 years… read more
This past year there have been a series of high profile articles and opinion pieces in places like Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal which paint the Millennial generation as narcissistic, risk averse and apathetic. The reality is… read more
Why do we give?
This question flummoxed Darwin and puzzled social scientists. Parts of evolutionary and economic theory are based on the principal that in order to survive and be successful, people must put themselves first, so why do we forgo… read more
Matt Boitano, a Bay Area native, saw a need in his local community. The Bay Area is the epicenter of tech activity, yet many youth in the area are not digitally literate. There are nonprofits working toward expanding digital literacy… read more
The One Percent Foundation was born from a single giving circle, but the most exciting thing about our epic giving circle platform is seeing new circles emerge. One of these, Hannah’s Circle, is dedicated to supporting innovative nonprofits both domestically… read more
Did you know that if every Millennial in the U.S. donated 1% of his or her income to philanthropy, it would result in $16 billion raised for charity each year? Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are considered to be… read more
Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are considered to be a generation with a strong social conscience. We are the generation that has helped shift public opinion on hot button issues such as gay marriage and immigration reform and nearly… read more
After months building the first-ever giving circle platform, and weeks planning a bash epic enough to mark the momentous occasion, the One Percent Foundation staff and Board left Project One Gallery last Wednesday invigorated. Over 150 of San Francisco’s Millennials… read more
2012 Poverty Cycle Grantee SOAR for Youth found itself in an unusual situation at the beginning of the year. A foundation that had awarded the organization annual grants of $10,000 each May proposed holding off funding by six months, but… read more