• 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

  • Candice uses Give the Change

    "I love my Give the Change card!  It's great knowing I finally have a financially-friendly way to give a little here and there and help make wonderful changes in people's lives."

  • How it works

    Grab a coffee and watch how this works.

  • 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.

    Care

    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.

    Supporting Veterans

    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.

     

  • Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation

    Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation is our newest non-profit partner. Your dollars help fund life-saving technology and research, support the new Acute Care Pavilion, provide a safety net for children with little or no private medical insurance and create a healing environment designed to enrich the experience of patients and their families.

    Council of Christian Reentry Ministry

    The 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.

    Ssubi is Hope

    Ssubi supports the Asili Hospital in rural Uganda and others projects worldwide. The Asili hospital is serviced by 7 nuns, is 48 beds, and services 49 villages.

     

     

    Ssubi's local project "Greening for Good" is "greening" Southern CA by 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank 

    The 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.

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation

    It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

    Dementia Society of America

    Dementia Society of America is the leading all-volunteer, all-Dementia's nonprofit organization in the United States. Its mission is to significantly raise awareness to the spectrum of conditions collectively known as Dementia. To make available non-medical, easy-to-understand Dementia awareness materials and resources, and to provide quality-of-life programs for those who live with Dementia, and their caregivers.

    Supporting Veterans - The Three Wise Men Foundation 

    The Three Wise Men Foundation helps returning veterans struggling with PTSD.  Watch Nathan Fletcher tell the story of his charity's mission and the inspiration behind its creation.

    Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association

    The Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation. ASRA works to coordinate and foster a program of adaptive sports for individuals with a permanent physical disability that prevents them from participating in sports and athletics by providing competitive league sports, recreational team sports, instructional camps, sports clinics, and offers other adaptive sports based on need and interest.

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    Discover's PULSE debit card network is huge, and cards connected to PULSE are widely accepted at over 200,000 merchants across the country. 

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    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.

    Donors

    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.

  • 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.

     

    Change on!

     

    Tammie and Steve

     

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  • 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".