Chicory 1% for Social Justice

“Aspiring toward a more just and sustainable world” through action

A Bold New Initiative

We are living in a pivotal time, brought on by accelerating climate change, increased discriminatory ideologies, and very real threats to democracy. To be faithful to our mission of aspiring toward a more just and sustainable world by helping our clients integrate money and meaning, we are making a strategic commitment to addressing those issues: CHICORY 1% FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Chicory Wealth commits to:

  • Donating at least 1 percent of our annual revenue to creative, locally grounded organizations working for systemic social change;
  • Sharing the message of these organizations with the wider community; and
  • Inspiring our clients and others to consider making their own commitments to social change.
Chicory 1% for Social Justice

CHICORY 1% FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE in 2024: Protecting Democracy

In 2024 Chicory Wealth is partnering with organizations building power for marginalized communities and removing barriers to democratic participation, following the philosophy of U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley who said, “those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.”

We worked with philanthropic partners to identify three excellent organizations to support in 2024—organizations that are led by those closest to the problems being addressed, are built by leaders who are part of and trusted by their community, and employ strategies designed to bring about systemic change:

Alliance for Youth Organizing

Alliance for Youth Organizing

AYO is a nationwide network of organizations building the political power of young people by registering and providing information to voters, empowering young leaders with tools and trainings, and elevating the stories and voices of young people in local communities.

Black Voters Matter

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, but national in scope, BVM’s goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities through voter registration and turnout, policy advocacy for voter rights and access, and leader and candidate trainings and resources.

Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda

Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda

GCPA acts as an umbrella organization of social justice groups in Georgia and the Southeast that advocate for voting rights protection, elimination of barriers to the ballot box, criminal justice reform, quality education, affordable housing, economic development, and equal participation in the political process for people of color and underrepresented communities.

Join Us

We believe that those of us at the “grass-tops” have the responsibility to use our influence and resources to support those organizing and building power at the “grass-roots.” Therefore, this initiative involves more than a financial donation from our company. We will also be learning from these organizations and sharing information about their programs with others.

We also hope this initiative will inspire other businesses and individuals to consider their own personal 1% commitment for social justice.

Retiring Chicory Giving Group

CHICORY 1% FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE replaces Chicory Giving Group, our charitable giving program that ran from 2007 to 2023. We are proud that we raised more than $180,000 for some amazing charities through that program, and we’re grateful for our clients’ participation in that program and their immense generosity.

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