Give the Change is a PIN debit card that charities can brand. Transactions are rounded up to the nearest dollar and the charity keeps 100% of the change.
No more pangs of guilt when stocking up on goodies at the grocery store. The pleasure of giving to great causes, in a painless and affordable way. Use it as an option whenever you feel like giving a few extra cents.
You become a "card carrying members" of a cause you believe in. We democratize philanthropy. Now you don't have to be rich to feel good about giving.
Introducing Give the Change
Non-profits we support
Challenged Athletes Foundation - provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges.
Dementia Society of America - Making available resources & quality-of-life programs for those who live with Dementia, and their caregivers.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 520-bed pediatric-care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research and teaching. Their foundation helps fund care for children with little or no private medical insurance ...
Ssubi supports the Asili Hospital in rural Uganda and others projects worldwide. The Asili hospital services 49 villages. Ssubi's local project "Greening for Good" is keeping medical equipment and supplies out of our landfills and diverting to underserved health centers around the world. To date over 850,000 pounds has been diverted. Our "trash" means life with Ssubi.
Three Wise Men - Supporting returning veterans, fighting the PTSD and suicide epidemic.
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County.
Education and support
The Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association coordinates and fosters programs for individuals with a permanent physical disability that prevents them from participating in sports and athletics. They provide competitive league sports, recreational team sports, instructional camps and sports clinics.
Q Fund - Education, water & medical assistance to orphaned & vulnerable children in Africa.
Council of Christian Reentry Ministry is a non profit organization dedicated to helping those previously incarcerated find direction for their lives through Christian mentoring and job placement.
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The Power of Small Numbers
The change adds up. The average "micro-donation" is 50c. Use your card twice a week (at the gas station and supermarket) and you will give around $50 a year. Track your giving via the Account page.
A Stream of Donations
The Give the Change card links directly to the donor’s bank account and rounds up all transactions to the nearest dollar. Anyone with a bank account can use it. Our approach is secure and efficient. 100% of the “micro donations” go to the charity, with none of the fees they otherwise pay when donors use their credit cards to give, so it is the most efficient way of receiving donations.
For the donor it’s a painless way of giving and feeling good throughout the year. Their bank statements become a lot neater, with round numbers for each transaction and they get a central place to track their contributions, very useful when it comes to tax time and they are claiming their deductions.
A Card with Your Brand
Each non-profit has cards printed with their own design. This is the ultimate in terms of branding for your charity. The cost for this is $472 for a thousand cards (or 47.2 cents per card).
Our Mission: Expand how people give - More people giving more money to more non-profits
Our mission is to change the way people give to non-profits, increasing the engagement between non-profits and donors.
The story of our company's founding began in a research lab. Whilst interviewing people from different backgrounds, we were struck by how generous the poorest members of our panel were. The truck driver and single mom scraping to make ends meet were most willing to support good causes … the Audi A8 driver was the hardest sell. We also found that giving less than a dollar was painless even to people on lower incomes.
It was those realizations, gleaned while peering through a one way mirror that convinced us there was an opportunity to expand and democratize philanthropy. The opportunity to bring happiness and meaning to people by enabling them to give more and address the world's problems, through the power of small numbers, is huge.
We believe that capitalism is the most powerful system for driving wealth and innovation. Directing that power to yield more positive results is a form of philanthropic judo. Our approach is “lean”. Small teams are more fun to work in, more efficient and effective.
What do we mean by "the power of small numbers"? The change from your spending throughout the year, adds up to more money than you might think. This can make a powerful difference to the causes you support. It's also the power of a few people to spread infectious ideas, ideas that amplify the actions of one individual to help many more. These ideas can turn into movements and "change" of another sort.
Be part of this change! Let other people know about Give the Change on your social network.