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.
Nathan Fletcher Introduces Give the Change
How it works
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Non-profits we support
Find out more about the non-profits we support with Give the Change, then Enroll so you can get your card to give them your change.
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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Discover's PULSE network
Discover's PULSE debit card network is huge, and cards connected to PULSE are widely accepted at over 200,000 merchants across the country.
ZipLine provide our customer support, web services, processing and issuing services. They have been working behind the scenes for brands issuing payment cards for over 8 years, supporting over 80 different merchant branded cards.
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.
No Cost Option for Non-Profits
Non-profits can use our generic cards with your logo added which we provide for FREE.
Alternatively, you can have cards printed by our partner with your 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). We can usually find sponsors to cover this cost.
The Small Print
A one time donor identity check which is performed by a third party costs the non-profit 44 cents per card registration. Given the average micro-donation is 50 cents, non-profits are cash positive after the first two transactions or sooner. We GUARANTEE that these one time costs will non-exceed the revenues from your card holders.
About our people
Meet the team behind Give the Change
Which charity would you Give the Change to?
Tell us what you think. Giving only happens if there is a cause you care about. So we want to know the cause you would like to Give the Change to. We can tell them there is an opportunity to "Get the Change".