Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Charity Criteria:

o9 Solutions will consider providing support only to organizations that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Qualify as a tax-exempt organization or equivalent status in the jurisdiction in which the organization is located (in the United States, the organization would have to qualify under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code);
  • Do not otherwise violate or conflict with o9 Solutions’ Code of Conduct;
  • Do not make it a policy to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable law;
  • Do not and will not give rise to a conflict of interest;
  • Have sound financial management

Religious organizations with secular programming are also eligible if, in addition to the criteria listed above, they meet the following requirements:

  • A partnership with a religious organization is eligible if the project is designated to an ongoing secular community service program that does not propagate a belief in a specific faith. The service cannot be limited exclusively to the organization’s members. These programs must have a formal mission and a separate program budget. Examples include homeless projects, food banks, shelters, and literacy programs.

Non-Eligible Organizations:

Ultimately, whether a charity is eligible for an o9 Solutions partnership depends on whether it meets the above-stated criteria. The following are examples of organizations that do not qualify:

  • Individuals and/or individual scholarships;
  • Organizations without tax-exempt status in the jurisdiction in which they operate;
  • Political, labor, fraternal, professional and/or civic organizations or clubs;
  • Political candidates;
  • Lobbying organizations;
  • Scholastic extra-curricular activities, including sports, band, travel, field trips, etc., and athletic/sports groups such as youth football or baseball leagues;
  • Athletic scholarships and academic scholarships that benefit the donor;
  • Exclusively religious organizations without a designated secular activity;
  • Organizations where the money goes to membership dues;
  • Conventions or conferences;
  • Mission trips/travel costs; and
  • Programs with the sole purpose of funding tuition, books, fees, travel or dues.