Building a Better Future...

  • Pennies 4 Progress

  • Funding Classrooms

  • Supporting Business

  • Empowering You

  • Coming Fall 2014

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About Us

Changing the world, One penny at a time

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Our Impact

We work with local retailers to allow their customers to round up their bill to support local schools. Its simple, pennies add up and these pennies support local classrooms.

We care about impacting education through targeted high-impact grants to educators. 100% of Pennies support an education fund managed by Pennies 4 Progress.

Our Mission

We unite communities to drive social progress.

Whether you are an everyday customer, a business owner, or an educator, together we can build stronger communities.

How It All Works

Four simple steps to progress

Partner

Popular small businesses and local stores use our custom point-of-sale system to track and manage customer donations.

Shop

Every time you shop, your purchase is automatically rounded up to the nearest dollar and the extra pennies are donated!

Fund

All these pennies come together in a community fund, where we grant the money to local educators.

Repeat

While you can opt out of donating, even the smallest donation can add up fast. A single store can raise over $10,000 a year!

Get Involved

Together, we are changing the world.

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Everyday Heros

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on our work and discover when Pennies 4 Progress is coming to a store near you.

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Small businesses

Small Businesses

A subsidized POS system, an established CSR strategy, and a connection with your customers are just some of the advantages of using Pennies 4 Progress.

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Local schools

Local Educators

Any educator in the Triangle region of North Carolina is eligible to recieve a grant from our community impact fund. Register to get the latest information!

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Revolutionizing how we
fund social progress

Our Work

Where we've been and where we're going

SECU Prize for Innovation

Awarded a $50,000 grant by the State Employees Credit Union and the Institute for Emerging Issues.

UNC System Social Entrepreneurship

Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus awarded P4P first place at the innagural UNC System social business competition

Clinton Global Initiative

Invited to present at CGI-U 2014 at Arizona State University and discuss global solutions for Education

Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

One of six American startups that competed in an international business competition at Hong Kong PolyU

Caldwell Fellows

Both Ryan and Shreye are Caldwell Fellows at NC State University for their commitment to servant leadership

Starting Bloc

Our team is a part of a global network of 1800 social entrepreneurs and were at the semiannual conference in Los Angeles

Entrepreneurship Initiative

Our headquarters - The Garage - is the coworking entrepreneurship incubator at NC State

NC State University

We have recieved numerous accolades and support from Chancellor Woodson and the Poole College of Management

Who are we?

A committed pair of social entrepreneurs

Ryan O'Donnell, CEO


Pennies 4 Progress is a social enterprise built by NC State students to turn our current model of philanthropy upside down.


We want to transform the way North Carolinians fund education, one penny at a time.

We believe everyone can be a part of a larger movement - our daily purchases and little pennies add up.

Whether you are for-profit, non-profit, or just a passionate person, together, we can make this world a better place.


Shreye Saxena, COO

Empowering the teachers
of North Carolina

Contact us

Address:

Research IV, Suite 1800
909 Capability Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Email:

contact@pennies4progress.org
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