What is Change the World Fund?
Change the World Fund is a nonprofit organization that offers a new way to give by depositing spare change from your credit or debit card transactions into a personal, charitable account for you to donate to the nonprofit of your choice.
How does it work?
When you sign up for a Change the World Fund account you simply choose which card or bank account you want to use for donations, decide how much change you want to add-on to each transactions (e.g., 25 Cents), and select any of the 1.8+ million charities you wish to support. Each time you make a purchase your change adds up and once it accumulates to $10 we automatically make donations to your selected charities. We process donations monthly. You can change your giving amounts or charities at any time, and even set a limit on your monthly giving.
Which nonprofits can I donate to?
Any of the 1.8 million IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the US. You can support as many charities as you like through your Change the World Fund account.
Have these charities been screened?
The nonprofit organizations you can select come from the GuideStar database. GuideStar verifies that each organization is qualified under IRS rules to receive tax-deductible contributions and is in good standing with federal regulators.
Is there a minimum add-on amount?
Yes. You must set a per transaction amount of at least 5 cents. By way of comparison, an average spender who selects an add-on amount of 50 cents per purchase will end up donating roughly $10 per month in total.
What types of financial accounts does Change the World Fund support?
Simply link up the credit card, debit card, checking or savings account of your choice.
Can I make an anonymous donation?
Yes. An anonymous donation means the charity knows your donation amount but does not receive your name or any other contact information about you.
Will I receive a donation confirmation?
When your donation is completed, Change the World Fund sends you a receipt via email. All your donations made through Change the World Fund also appear on your account dashboard.
How do I track how much I have donated?
You can easily check your giving amounts at any time by logging into your Change the World Fund account. Giving summaries are available at any time, which you can download for tax purposes.
Can I change my giving amounts or charities later on?
You can change your add-on amount, monthly giving cap, or charities to support at any time. These changes can be made with just a few clicks on your account dashboard.
Are my donations 100% tax deductible?
Your donation is fully deductible to the full amount allowed by law.
How will you protect my privacy?
You have complete control over who receives your personal information. We do not use the personal information that you provide, except to complete the transaction. We only disclose personal information to the charities if you give us permission. We will never sell, trade, or rent the personal information you provide via this site to other individuals or companies. For more information see our Privacy Statement.
Is my donation safe and secure?
Our website security is provided by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a recognized authentication and encryption software. No bank login credentials or other sensitive banking and financial information is held on file. For more information, please read our Privacy Statement.
Can I make a donation to Change the World Fund?
Yes. Change the World Fund is itself a nonprofit and we welcome all donations. By supporting Change the World Fund, you help charities even more. To make a donation to us, please visit our donation page.
What if I have a problem making a donation or with my account?
If you have any problems or questions, please contact our email@example.com.
Can I cancel a donation?
Donations made through Change the World Fund are not refundable. However, if there is an error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if the charity does not accept the donation?
If the charity you have selected does not accept the donation, is no longer recognized by the IRS as a public charity, or is not in good standing with federal regulators, Change the World Fund will contact you via email and suggest that you select another charity.
What is GuideStar?
GuideStar is a nonprofit organization that provides Change the World Fund with database of 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations.
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