Carbonfund.org Foundation is a 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit founded by a husband and wife team who had the vision to make it simple and affordable for businesses of all sizes and industries to assess, reduce and neutralize their carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org became one of 1% For the Planet’s featured charity organizations in 2008, placing Carbonfund.org among the most tenured charities in the 1% For the Planet charity network.
Member companies of 1% For the Planet may use their annual donation pledge to achieve several different carbon neutrality certifications with Carbonfund.org. Start-ups and small businesses (those with 20 or fewer full-time employees) can begin their road to carbon emissions reductions and carbon neutrality through the Carbonfree® Small Business Partnership Program. The annual donations for this program range from $360 to $1440, depending on the number of full-time employees, and the program does not require a company to calculate its estimated annual carbon footprint. For those companies that want to be able to claim carbon neutral operations, the Carbonfund.org team provides assistance in completing the necessary carbon emissions calculations free of charge, as part of our educational mission, and there are no program registration fees beyond the donation to purchase the applicable carbon credits to achieve carbon neutrality.
Companies that choose to offset their total estimated annual carbon footprint through donations to Carbonfund.org may claim carbon neutral operations for the entire company and brand. Annual benefits for both programs include:
- Use of Carbonfree® Business Partner Logo
- Carbon offset certificate for the quantity of carbon emissions neutralized
- A Partner Page on the Carbonfund.org website
- Blog posting about the partnership on the Carbonfund.org website
- Social media outreach
- Newsletter article
- Press release support
Companies that produce and ship products may choose to focus on attaining Carbonfree® Shipping, while companies with a lot of employee business travel might select the Carbonfree® Travel Certification.
For companies that produce consumer products and want to attract the growing number of sustainability-focused customers, Carbonfund.org offers our Carbonfree® Product Certification Program, which is part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly Initiative. Launched in 2008, the Carbonfree® Product Certification Program was the first such product certification in North America, and the program has achieved worldwide recognition. This program offers tremendous product marketing advantages to any company that sells its products on Amazon, and it is among the least expensive product carbon neutrality programs.
Because Carbonfund.org is a qualified charity with 1% For the Planet, any member company is able to use a portion or all of its 1% pledge to donate to Carbonfund.org and fund the Carbonfree® Product Certification Program, or any of the other Carbonfree® certifications offered by Carbonfund.org.
Join the dozens of 1% For the Planet member companies that are leveraging their annual donation commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in the business areas that matter most to your company!