Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet. This alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 60 countries gives one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
PPFF is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this nonprofit network through their annual contributions. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Pennsylvania Parks and Forests can look to for support.
“1% for the Planet member businesses donate at least 1% of their annual sales to support environmental nonprofits,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “We believe deeply that these nonprofits play a critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet, and our core work is to grow the corporate support that enables these nonprofits to accomplish even more.”
“The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is the only non-profit whose core mission in investment in our state parks and forests,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Our goal is to ensure that generations to come can enjoy the recreational, environmental and health benefits provided by our state parks and forests.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. They recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, and amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Look for them at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more