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Giving Back

We encourage our community to support causes greater than their own through our participation in Pledge 1%.  We donate 1% of profit through our Bright Funds Charitable Fund, 1% of product through our Non-Profit Membership and 1% of time through our social benefit programming and annual team volunteer day.

Pledge 1%

Founders Network is proud to partner with Pledge 1% to give 1% of profit, 1% of product and 1% of time to charity.  Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Founders Network and Pledge 1% encourage and challenge our 600+ members and their startups to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.

1% of Profit: BrightFunds

FN member Ty Walrod (February ’13 Cohort) is the founder of Bright Funds, a next generation platform for individual and workplace giving, empowering everyday donors to become strategic philanthropists. Bright Funds supports Founders Network Fund along with thousands of individuals in their personal giving, and partners with the world’s leading companies to bring impact-focused workplace giving to employees on a global scale. Our fund supports technology rights advocacy, corporate social responsibility enablement, mentorship to disadvantaged populations, and emergency relief. By making a contribution to our fund, you’ll support the following charities:

1% of Product: Non-Profit Membership

Founders & CEO’s of non-profit and B-Corp organizations can benefit from peer mentorship platform, programs and high-touch support with 30% off of annual membership dues.  To qualify, founders must provide proof of 501(c)(3) status or B-Corp certification.  Interested founders can submit an invitation request.

1% of Time: Non-profit Programming

In addition to an annual employee volunteer day, we donate time through the year producing non-profit and B Corp oriented programming ranging from Social Benefit Sector Group chaired by FN member Ty Walrod (February ’13 Cohort), Founder of Bright Funds, a next generation platform for individual and workplace giving, to fnMentoring sessions featuring guests like Jon Storper, a leading advocate of B Corp legislation in California and Partner at Hanson Bridget, the first B Corp certified law firm. .

Get Involved

Please Pledge 1%, give to our charitable Bright Fund or request an invitation
to join FN as a non-profit and B Corp leader.