The Pledge Group Foundation was founded back in 2012 by a pair of undergraduate friends who wanted to use their entrepreneurial spirit to drive change in their community.
Fittingly enough, the duo's idea came from a single fundraising concept in which attendees at a college basketball game could pledge a small amount of money per point their team scored to donate to Parkinson's research. Simply coined Points for Parkinson's, the fundraiser concept was submitted to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and accepted as one of their approved Parkinson's fundraisers lighting a philanthropic fire that no one would be able to put out.
With Point's for Parkinson's behind them, the founders of The Pledge Group were motivated to pursue more community programs and charitable ventures. Their goal was simple: to design, develop and implement as many charitable fundraisers as possible. The problem was that they did not want to found a thousand charities. So they figured out another way - Fiscal Sponsorship. They applied for 501(c)3 status with the IRS as a fiscal sponsor, and well... the rest is history.