High impact charity organisations are invited to join the B1G1 Worthy Cause Program. B1G1 understands the importance of continuous funding for organisations like yours to deliver programs that are truly impactful. We are passionate about funding these projects with the help of our business partners.
To ensure the most efficient giving, B1G1 only works with approved charities/NGOs that meet our unique criteria. We strive to be as transparent as possible in our operations. When selecting partners and reviewing applications, we have established the criteria listed below. Please view our terms for more information.
Level 1 criteria:
The B1G1 Giving Board expects that each Worthy Cause applicant will meet all or virtually all of the following requirements:
- Has registered charity status in at least one country (verified by current paperwork)
- Is authorised to receive international funding/donations
- Can supply audited accounts for the previous two fiscal years
- Has more than US$50,000 in Annual Income (reflected in audited accounts)
- Can supply latest annual report
- Is operating efficiently to deliver the benefits and services it provides*
- Has a website with up-to-date information
- Has been registered and operating at least three years, with a preference for organisations that are at least five years old
- Can typically respond to communications within fewer than 7 working days
- Has activities that are tangible for B1G1 donors, with clear costing data available so projects can be broken down into small units (for example, a Worthy Cause might say, “We provide a family in Malawi with clean water for a year for $25” or “we plant 1 tree for $3.50”)
- Activities are not associated with the purpose of spreading a specific religion (B1G1 works with organisations of all backgrounds in an inclusive manner, however, we do not support the promotion of a specific religion as a Worthy Cause project).
- Can communicate efficiently in English
*Because some organisations deliver services that demand substantial staffing, we expect that administrative expenses will vary greatly among organisations. We examine this factor on a case-by-case basis, in light of your size and type of services you provide, and make an independent judgment about the level of support that goes to program delivery. Nevertheless, an organization with administrative and fundraising costs that exceed 20% of its total costs would bear a burden of justification in the Board’s review. In most cases, we expect such costs to be below that level.
Level 2 criteria:
In addition to the Level 1 criteria, the Board will tend to favour a Worthy Cause applicant that meets one or more of the following additional criteria:
- Operates in a country with few active B1G1 Worthy Causes
- Has or can obtain tax relief status in countries where B1G1 donors operate**
- Has active information distribution (such as newsletters, videos, great website, blogs)
- Is able and willing to provide additional resources to B1G1 and donors (high-quality pictures, stories, acknowledgment, etc.)
- Is willing to help facilitate potential visits from B1G1 and donors
- Has the endorsement of one or more B1G1 Business Members or Partners
APPLICATION & REVIEW
Send in your application and required documents. This step includes:
- Initial assessment against program criteria
- Board approval
- Financial review
Once approved, you’ll submit detailed information about your projects.
B1G1 Team will assist you to list projects in ways that resonate with B1G1 Business Members.
Project Delivery & Updates
To become a Worthy Cause and remain in good standing, you are required to:
- Execute the project activities
- Promptly acknowledge remittances
- Make periodic updates
- Submit annual reports and audited accounts (annually)
If you’d like to apply for the program, please have these documents ready:
- Charity Registration Certificate
- Latest 2 years of Audited Accounts (Signed copies with the Independent Auditor’s Report attached)
- Latest Annual Report