“In no time at all, Charity Charge was able to get us the credit line we need, based on the strength of our financials and our operations. We are very grateful for your help in getting us a credit line and resulting credit cards that will actually meet our operational needs on a regular basis.”
Benefiting thousands of nonprofits across the country.
“Being a small nonprofit, we did not have established credit. Obtaining debit cards for our staff who travel and purchase was cumbersome and limited. Being able to have these credit cards enables us to begin to build credit and obtain credit cards for our valuable staff.”
“I was pleasantly surprised that the application process was so seamless and the Charity Charge Team was a great help in guiding us along the way. Thanks to Charity Charge we now have credit that frees up cash when we need it.”
“EveryLibrary had searched for a few years for the right financial services partner to help us secure and extend our credit profile. Charity Charge has been a wonderful organization to work with to help us reach our goals. They have provided us with expert guidance to help extend the business side of running our nonprofit – which allows us to further our mission as well. They are unique in the ecosystem and we would recommend them to any c3 or c4 looking for new ways to build their organizational effectiveness.”
“We chose to use the Charity Charge nonprofit card because we needed to work with a company that understands how nonprofits differ from normal for-profit companies. Also, it’s important for us to partner with a company that supports its community.”
“The JCC was looking for a technology platform that would allow for automating our credit card processing. With 20 plus cards in use for our organization it is essential that we have partners who are responsive, and we can trust in assisting us to operate as efficiently as possible. The staff at Charity Charge do that for us.”
We Power Credit Cards for Nonprofits
Charity Charge is a social enterprise dedicated to serving nonprofits, schools, and associations. We work with organizations across the country with various missions and budgets, from local churches and animal shelters to national networks like United Way, Junior League, and YMCA. Through our nonprofit credit card and other programs, we aim to build a stronger, more financially sound nonprofit community.
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The Charity Charge Nonprofit Credit Card
Unique Benefits Designed for Nonprofits
Finally – a credit card designed exclusively for nonprofits with no fees and key protections for
peace of mind. Our program is designed to support nonprofit best practices such as separating
organizational and personal funds.
Our two-part rewards program gives cardholders access to rebates and discounts with over 50,000 nationwide vendors so you can access savings on everyday products and services.
Mastercard® Easy Savings
Earn automatic rebates to your statement when you use your Charity Charge card on travel, fuel, business services and more at participating vendors — no codes or redemption necessary.
Discover 10-20% discounts on office supplies, shipping, transportation, medical supplies, and much more when CHAMPS Group Purchasing manages pricing with your preferred vendors – no enrollment fees and no purchasing minimums.
Protections and Coverages
These benefits combat risk so your organization can focus on what matters.
Reduce liability for your team with Mastercard® Zero Liability and ID Theft Protection coverages. Have peace of mind knowing that Commerce Bank won’t hold you responsible for unauthorized transactions. As a Mastercard® cardholder, Zero Liability applies to your purchases made in the store, over the telephone, online, or via a mobile device and ATM transactions.
MasterRental Rental Car Coverage
Get coverage for physical damage and theft to a rental vehicle when the entire transaction is put on your Charity Charge Mastercard® and rental company insurance is declined.
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Learn more about the Nonprofit Credit Card.
When you click Get Started, you will be directed to a form collecting general information such as your organization’s Legal Business Name and EIN. We use the information you submit to prepare an application for signature in DocuSign. Before your application packet can be submitted to Commerce Bank (the card issuer) for underwriting, you will also need to provide financial documents via upload or email. Financial documents must cover 2 consecutive fiscal years and can be a combination of 990s, Audits, and Income Statement and Balance Sheet (pairs). If you are unable to complete the Get Started form or do not have the financial documents on hand, you can still submit the form and our team will reach out to collect any missing information.
To qualify, organizations must have an active 501(c) nonprofit status and either: (a) 5 years in operation and $100,000 in annual revenue; or (b) 2 years in operation and $500,000 in annual revenue.
Please submit your information via the Get Started button and our team will notify you if your organization is not eligible. If you are not eligible for the Nonprofit Business Card, you may be qualified for our Secured Credit Card product, which allows groups outside of the standard criteria to obtain a secured line of credit by providing a security deposit. The credit line for a secured credit card matches the amount deposited for the security deposit. For example, if you need a credit card with a $5,000 limit, you will be required to open a Business Savings Account and deposit $5,000 as a security deposit.
When you submit your information via the Get Started button and again when you sign the application through DocuSign, you can request a specific credit limit for the overall account and for each individual card. Commerce Bank will consider your request during underwriting which includes a review of the financial documents you provide.
Charity Charge developed the Nonprofit Credit Card in collaboration with Commerce Bank and Mastercard® and these companies pay us to grow the program so it can remain free to nonprofits