Let's GIVE Together!
Coin Up collects your digital spare change and puts it toward causes you care about. Users download the app, connect a debit or credit card, and choose a charity by location, topic or name. From then on, each transaction you make is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the spare change is thrown into a fund for charity — your $4.50 latte, for example, would leave $0.50 to be put toward the cause you selected. Users can set a limit for donations each month starting at $5. Coin Up takes a small fee out of the money they pass along to charity for operating costs, but says it is lower than the national average. Co-founder and chief executive officer Leena Patidar said the app was made to encourage users to donate incrementally throughout the year and give nonprofits a better way to reach millennial donors. “If charities are not enlisting themselves in a mobile environment they’re really going to miss out on donations,” she said. “This is a very simple way to make a difference.”
Coin Up is available on Android and iOS devices. Donations are tax deductible.