What is the 1:1 Fund?
The 1:1 Fund supports the college dreams of low-income children by ensuring that those dreams are matched with savings in the bank. We make it easy for donors, large and small, to help kids save for college by matching their contributions in special children’s savings accounts. These accounts help low-income families save for college while giving them the confidence that post-secondary education is a real and attainable goal.
Why the 1:1 Fund?
The rising cost of college discourages many students from pursuing higher education. In the absence of college savings or other financial resources to close the gap between financial aid and the full cost of college, students in low-income families face the prospect of either large amounts of debt, dropping out or not even attending college. The result is that less than 10% of students from low-income families graduate from college by their mid-twenties.