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1:1 Fund Partners Raise $85,000 on #GivingTuesday

1:1 Fund Partners Raise $85,000 on #GivingTuesday

Jan 18, 2019

During the 1:1 Fund’s last quarterly campaign of 2018, Giving Tuesday, 13 CSA programs raised more than $85,000 from approximately 330 donors to fund incentives for young students to save for college. With matching dollars from the 1:1 Fund, the total amount raised came to almost $118,000. These totals marked another strong Giving Tuesday for the 1:1 Fund.

"I Have A Dream" Des Moines is Now the By Degrees Foundation

"I Have A Dream" Des Moines is Now the By Degrees Foundation

Jan 18, 2019

After 28 years with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the Des Moines Dream affiliate has rebranded as a separate nonprofit: the By Degrees Foundation.

Why Community Foundations Make Perfect Partners for Children's Savings Account Programs

Why Community Foundations Make Perfect Partners for Children's Savings Account Programs

Jan 17, 2019

Did you know that there are over 800 community foundations across the United States, and that these institutions—through their own grantmaking—distribute at least $4.3 billion annually to support a variety of nonprofit activities?

1:1 Fund Ends Robust Year of Growth with Giving Tuesday

1:1 Fund Ends Robust Year of Growth with Giving Tuesday

Nov 27, 2018

Today is Giving Tuesday. For many nonprofit organizations, that marks the start of the charitable giving season running through the end of the year. The 1:1 Fund, Prosperity Now’s online platform to help fundraise for children’s savings account (CSA) programs, has had its two most successful days on Giving Tuesday.

KC Scholars and SEED Success Join 1:1 Fund

KC Scholars and SEED Success Join 1:1 Fund

Nov 19, 2018

Two new CSA programs based in Missouri – KC Scholars and SEED Success –  have joined the 1:1 Fund just in time for #GivingTuesday (November 27), our final quarterly campaign of the year.  Here’s what you need to know about the 1:1 Fund’s newest