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Charity vetting evaluation

Give with trust. On our Workplace Giving Platform, you can find an abundance of nonprofits that have undergone a thorough evaluation process. We do charity vetting for you, so you and your employees can donate and volunteer with confidence.

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What is charity vetting?

We want all our customers to support charities with trust and confidence, so we evaluate charities based on a variety of vetting criteria. To thoroughly assess a nonprofit, we examine evidence-based ratings, transparency, engagement in minority communities, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.

How will your company benefit from our charity evaluation?

Your challenges:

  • red x Finding reputable nonprofit partners that align with your company and best serve your communities is very time-consuming.
  • red x Huge time commitment to vet the effectiveness of a nonprofit's work and verify their mission aligns with your company's mission.
  • red x You’re not sure who to speak to at charities nor what questions to ask them when vetting on your own.
  • red x Employees care about a highly diverse array of causes and you have no way to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.
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Our solutions:

  • green check mark Our social impact experts spend their days vetting new charities so that you can spend your days focused on your main job.
  • green check mark We match your company with top-rated nonprofit partners that align with your values, culture, and existing commitments.
  • green check mark We do all the heavy lifting for you, saving you time and energy.
  • green check mark Our searchable database of more than 1.5 million verified charities empowers employees with choice.

Our charity evaluation process

Percent Pledge evaluates all nonprofit partners across a wide range of carefully considered vetting criteria, such as the following:

  • Top-tier ratings from evidence-based charity evaluations, such as GuideStar, GiveWell, and Charity Navigator.
  • Diverse leadership that is representative of the communities served.
  • Transparent financials when reviewed by our partner, The Giving Back Fund, whose team carries 200+ years of expertise.
  • A unique and innovative approach to solve long-standing issues, often through technology, model, systems, and or partnerships.
  • Clear and consistent impact transparency of positive, intended outcomes.
  • Bonus: customer-specific criteria, such as alignment with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitments.

What is a Cause Portfolio?

Cause Portfolios allow your employees to give to multiple charities at once, simplifying the giving experience and diversifying impact. Employees and companies can support pre-vetted Cause Portfolios on our platform, and/or compose their own.

Donations are evenly distributed to each vetted charity in the Portfolio, maximizing the impact of your employees and company in an easy and accessible way. Donating this way also unlocks personal impact reports, including impact stories from the supported charities!

How will this help your company make an impact?

  • Saves you and your employees time.
  • Maximizes your collective impact.
  • Delivers continuous transparency.
  • Employees support vetted charities in the areas they care about most.

Vetted Cause Portfolios

We’ve composed several curated, complementary Cause Portfolios. Each consists of charities that are carefully vetted by Percent Pledge and support a specific cause or community in a unique and innovative way.

What our customers say

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Percent Pledge researches nonprofit partners thoroughly to ensure our program aligns with our values and their solution is flexible so we can involve Via's different offices at different levels, which is really helpful and unique.

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Sarah People Operations at Via
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Percent Pledge found charities that met our philanthropic and DEI goals. We had a big goal of involving more employees in our DEI initiatives - we did just that and increased community engagement too.

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Chantel Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Grow Financial
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I feel confident because the causes are pre-vetted, so I know our donations are put to good use. And the giving's automated, so we sit back and watch our impact grow - incredible feeling!

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Ben CTO at Cultivate Labs