The $1k Project raised $3.3M to help over 1,100 American Families during the COVID pandemic. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers and sponsors for all they've done. The project is no longer accepting sponsor and family applications. Here are places you can donate to help more.
The 1k Project uses a network of trusted connections to directly match a family impacted by the pandemic with a family committed to giving them $1k for 3 months.
Andrew Yang’s nonprofit, the Humanity Forward Foundation, will match donations up to $1 million. The $1K Project will provide the infrastructure for fundraising, recipient nomination, and disbursement. Selected families will receive $1,000 each month for three months by being matched with a sponsor.
The pandemic has impacted all of us and forced a significant number of small businesses to close and lay off their staff. Our project connects families in need with families who can sponsor them. We hope this bridges the gap until they have new employment or other assistance flowing.
We’re a team of tech entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers - but more importantly, we’re moms, dads, and neighbors who are trying to do our part to help those who could use a hand.
When you refer someone, we provide an application link to gather a description of their current situation and some basic information. We'll use this to determine a fit with sponsors and create a private GoFundMe campaign. The ‘referral chain’ and basic information is shared, but we do not share the full name or identity of the family.
Participants can be referred by a past employer, community leader, or family member. Individuals can also submit their own application. Our volunteer team works to document a ‘referral chain’ back to our core team. As we expand our team, the network we help does too.
Currently, we are prioritizing families in critical need of support due to loss of income from the pandemic.