What is one2one USA?
one2one USA Foundation (“one2one USA”) was recognized in October 2016 as a 501(c)(3) private foundation, with the intent of inspiring and encouraging direct, personal generosity to those in need. As a 501(c)(3), any and all contributions will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
What makes one2one USA unique?
We provide donors with the ability to recommend individuals based upon their own criteria and then receive a tax deduction for their donation subject to vetting for eligibility. In addition, our process allows for complete transparency, so donors can see where every dollar goes and to whom. Finally, we help facilitate a direct, personal relationship, no matter how big or small, between the donor and donee.
I am already providing financial aid to someone, can I continue donating through one2one USA?
It depends on the details. We would be happy to review the specifics with you. Please contact a one2one USA staff member for further information.
I have a cause I am interested in, but am not sure how to go about finding donees. Can one2one USA help?
Yes! This is part of what makes one2one USA so different. If you have a passion or cause that you want to support, a one2one USA staff member will help you create a customizable sleeve and facilitate a donee matching process.
How long does it take to pair a donor with a donee?
We endeavor to pair donors and donees as quickly as possible, but it all depends on the specific interest and/or cause identified.
I’d like to donate anonymously. Is that possible?
Sure. It’s up to you to decide how much interaction you would like to have with your donee.
Can I get status updates on my donee?
Yes! A one2one USA staff member can help set up parameters for any ongoing interaction with your donee or simply act as a liaison between you and your donee (i.e., receipt of personal letters/emails, receipt of transcripts, meetings in person or attendance at a basketball game).
Is there a maximum donation?
No, you can donate as much as you want for each eligible donee or cause.
How much of my donation will actually go to my donee?
In 2017, our launch year, 100% of your donation will go directly to benefitting the donee if you come to us with a donee in mind. If one2one USA undertakes a search for donees based upon a particular cause you are interested in, a one2one USA staff member can review any associated fees.
Can I donate to family member?
No, family members are not eligible recipients.
Can I donate to someone who is not a U.S. citizen?
No, at this time, one2one USA is solely focused on assisting U.S. citizens.
How do you determine the eligibility of donees?
one2one USA undertakes this process very seriously. We review each donee on a case-by-case basis with an individualized, detailed assessment. We also review references, conduct personal interviews and asses financial need. The screening is initially done by a one2one USA Senior staff member and then ultimately approved by the Board.
How does one2one USA work in conjunction with existing charities?
one2one USA prides itself on establishing collaborative partnerships with existing charities in order to better assist and augment coverage for eligible donees. one2one USA often is able to fill financial gaps that can arise when existing charities aren’t able to completely meet the needs of certain individuals.