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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.


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Press Releases

Aug 19, 2016

Children's College Savings Program Kicks Off in East Durham

Durham Kids Save at Y.E. Smith is a new initiative that helps East Durham kids and their families put away coins for college.

Nevada College Kick Start Accounts Expandable and Available at 2nd Annual Opportunity Alliance Family College Night

Oct 23, 2014

Nevada College Kick Start Accounts Expandable and Available at 2nd Annual Opportunity Alliance Family College Night

On October 29, kindergarten and 1st grade students will have a chance to add another $50 to their Nevada College Kick Start accounts at the 2nd Annual Opportunity Alliance Family College Night.

1:1 Fund Partners with The Source Magazine to Help Low-Income NYC Kids Save for College

Sep 15, 2014

1:1 Fund Partners with The Source Magazine to Help Low-Income NYC Kids Save for College

Learn more about a great free raffle we are putting on with The Source, where participants can enter to win free SOURCE360 concert tickets.

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Our Experts

Our team has extensive experience as thought leaders in the child savings accounts movement. If you are a member of the media and are interested in interviewing one of our experts, please contact Kristin Lawton, Director of Communications, via email or by calling 202.207.0137.

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