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Research shows that low-income children with even $500 or less in a children’s savings account are three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate than children who don’t have an account. When kids and families save for college early, it changes the equation. With money in the bank, college attendance becomes an expectation.

Contributing to the 1:1 Fund is easy. The 1:1 Fund partners with leading local children's savings programs that are working with low-income children saving and striving for college. You, our supporters and donors, are extremely important to the process. All you have to do is choose a local children's savings program from those listed here. As students in your chosen program save, your dollars are used to encourage and match their savings dollar-for-dollar.


For more information on how the 1:1 Fund works, visit our FAQ page.