A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based service by 2013 to address core issues our communities face across the country and around the world. Together we will transform how businesses leverage their employees to make a lasting impact on society by engaging, inspiring and mobilizing professional talent to build the capacity of non-profit organizations to better meet community needs.
A Billion + Change creates business value through strategic alignment of philanthropy and business goals, providing a platform for enhanced internal collaboration, leadership development and community visibility.
A Billion + Change was founded by a group of visionary activists including Aaron Hurst of the Taproot Foundation working together with the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation and its Chair, Jean Case. The campaign was launched by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2008 and continues as an initiative of the federal agency. Reinvigorated in 2011 with expanded leadership under the honorary chairmanship of Senator Mark Warner, it is now housed and managed by the Points of Light Institute. The initiative is powered by the support of Deloitte, HP, the Case Foundation and IBM with additional founding support from State Farm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, and Morgan Stanley. This leadership committee provides visibility, expertise, infrastructure and financial resources to support A Billion + Change.
In addition to the leadership committee, the initiative structure includes corporations who are founding sponsors and corporations who have made A Billion + Change pledge. Our vision is furthered by champions including business associations and non-profit leaders in the area of pro bono and corporate philanthropy.
To view a list of pledge companies, click here.
To view our campaign one-pager, click here.
To view FAQs about the campaign, click here.
To read The Billion + Change Story: A First Look Into The Largest Committment of Pro Bono Service in History, click here.