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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.

End Gun Violence See portfolio details

Our End Gun Violence Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits reducing gun violence in the U.S. by demanding and assisting with effective policies, and educating on how to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

LIVE FREE

Reducing gun violence. Ending mass incarceration.

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Everytown for Gun Safety

We are reducing gun violence in America.

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Sandy Hook Promise

Protecting children from gun violence.

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Reproductive Rights See portfolio details

Our Reproductive Rights Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits fighting for reproductive health, rights and justice for all women and girls, queer, trans, nonbinary, indigenous people, people of color and of low-income.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Center for Reproductive Rights

Our Rights! Our Fight!

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SisterSong

Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

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URGE

Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity

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National Network of Abortion Funds

Fund Abortion, Build Power!

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Support Ukraine See portfolio details

Our Support Ukraine Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits immediately helping the millions of civilians affected by the conflict.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

UNICEF

Relentlessly Pursuing a Better World for Every Child.

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International Rescue Committee

Helping people to survive, recover and reclaim control of their future.

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Direct Relief

Relief Done Right.

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Mental Health See portfolio details

Our Mental Health Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits that are actively committed to reducing mental health stigma, providing mental healthcare, and preventing suicides. 

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

The Trevor Project

Saving young LGBTQ lives.

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Child Mind Institute

Transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

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Hope for the Day

It's ok not to be ok.

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Environment See portfolio details

Our Environment Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Clean Air Task Force

Catalyzing resilient solutions, scaled to meet the climate challenge.

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re:wild

Conserving the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife, and supporting guardians.

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Captain Planet Foundation

Engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.

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One Tree Planted

We plant trees.

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Plastic Oceans

An end to plastic pollution.

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LGBTQ+ See portfolio details

Our LGBTQ+ Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits fighting discrimination and empowering and improving LGBTQ+ youth, adult, and elder lives by providing resources, mental health and legal aid.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

SAGE

Ensuring that LGBT seniors age with respect and dignity.

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National Black Justice Coalition

A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Fighting discrimination and achieving equality for transgender people.

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PFLAG

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

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The Trevor Project

Saving young LGBTQ lives.

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Racial Equity See portfolio details

Our Racial Equity Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits supporting communities of color by mentoring children, reducing gun violence, and combatting mass incarceration. 

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

LIVE FREE

Reducing gun violence. Ending mass incarceration.

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The Bail Project

Freedom should be free.

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National CARES Mentoring

Transforming the lives of Black children with mentoring.

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Equal Justice Initiative

Ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in America.

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COVID-19 Relief See portfolio details

Our COVID-19 Relief Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits supporting communities particularly impacted by the pandemic, including those without food, work, or access to healthcare, and scientists working on vaccinations and new treatments.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Feeding America

America’s nationwide network of food banks.

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Team Rubicon

Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.

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Blessings in a Backpack

Who will feed the kids when schools are closed?

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National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Building a healthy America, one patient at a time.

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CDC Foundation

Together our impact is greater.

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The Workers Fund

Emergency cash for workers most harmed by COVID-19.

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Disaster Relief See portfolio details

Our Disaster Relief Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits rapidly responding to disasters globally.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Team Rubicon

Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.

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Americares

Health is on the way.™️

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Direct Relief

Relief Done Right.

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Youth & Education See portfolio details

Our Youth & Education Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits using innovative tutoring and mentorship programs to support youth of all learning abilities and providing tech education to build the next generation of tech innovators.  

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Eye to Eye

Unlocking greatness in the 1 in 5 who learn differently.

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Learn Fresh

Empower Educators. Inspire Students.

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UPchieve

Academic urgent care for low-income students.

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i.c. stars

We find talent, train talent, and put talent to work.

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Healthcare See portfolio details

Our Healthcare Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits working to find a cure for some of our most challenging diseases and empowering students to make healthy decisions. 

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Peer Health Exchange

Empowering young people to make healthy decisions.

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Team Gleason

No white flags.

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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)

Give every child a cancer-free future.

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Leukemia Research Foundation

Dedicated to conquering all blood cancers.

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Animals See portfolio details

Our Animals Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits creating mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals, in homes, for children and veterans with disabilities and in our food supply.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

4 Paws for Ability

Providing canine miracles to children and veterans with disabilities worldwide.

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RedRover

Bringing animals and their people from crisis to care.

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Good Food Institute

Creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply.

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Women's Empowerment See portfolio details

Our Women’s Empowerment Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits empowering women and girls by elevating the stories of global women leaders and combatting sexual assault, creating equal opportunities for financial independence, education, and personal development.

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Ripple Effect Images

Help a woman. Help the planet.

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It's On Us

To stop sexual assault.

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Resilience

Empowering survivors, ending sexual violence.

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Veterans See portfolio details

Our Veterans Cause Portfolio contains highly strategic nonprofits supporting veterans by providing resources for civilian life and jobs training for life after service.  

Nonprofits in this Cause Portfolio

Operation First Response

Serving wounded heroes and their families.

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Team Rubicon

Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.

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Pat Tillman Foundation

Developing the next generation of American leaders.

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Bunker Labs

Inspire, equip, and connect veterans through their journey of entrepreneurship.

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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