Round up your change to make change!

ChangeBowl is a free mobile platform that enables you to give easily to causes you care about, by rounding up your regular purchases.

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How does it work?

ChangeBowl rounds up your debit or credit card purchases to the nearest dollar and allows you to donate the difference to the cause(s) of your choice. Donate your spare change from everyday purchases by rounding up each amount to the next dollar, automatically or on-demand.

Note: Your privacy and confidentiality are important to us. We use bank grade security systems to keep the data safe and protected. All transactions use SSL to keep the flow of information safe and verified. Your banking information is tokenized and stored in PCI compliant system.

Step 1

Create a ChangeBowl account and link your bank to the app. Select a charity that is close to your heart.

Step 2

Use your debit and credit cards to make purchases. Every transaction is rounded up to the nearest dollar. You can set it and forget it, or you can manually do it. It’s simple, easy and good.

Step 3

ChangeBowl rounds up and donates your spare change to the cause you care about, once you reach a minimum of five dollars.

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Shop with purpose. It is an easy, effortless, automated way to give. Donate on a regular basis without changing your lifestyle or feeling a difference in your bank account. You’ll also receive an official donation receipt directly in the app.

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Frequently asked questions


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ChangeBowl is a Mobile Platform that enables you to Give easily by rounding up your regular everyday purchases. This allows you to support Causes and Non Profits that matter to You. ChangeBowl provides a platform for making personal philanthropy a simple delightful experience. Every Day.
ChangeBowl empowers You to proactively save for those Causes You really care about. By registering Your Credit/Debit cards on ChangeBowl each of Your purchases is Rounded Up to the nearest dollar. This money is transferred into a virtual ChangeBowl account. At a specified amount, you Choose how much to Give and how much to Save.
ChangeBowl's Goal is to facilitate the Giving of One Billion Dollars over the next 5 years. Each of the Founders and Partners has faced and overcome Unique Life challenges. As a result, we are driven by the NEED to give back and make a difference. Yes, we are Tech Stars (have built and sold Internet Companies) and Business Builders. And most of all we're nice people. (thats what we've been told)
As the name implies, this is the 21st centry version of "would You like to RoundUp Your Purchase to help XYZ".. The beauty of ChangeBowl electronic RoundUp is there is no change of habit needed. There is no friction. Just set it and forget it and You are contributing Your spare change to the Cause You care about. EVERY Transaction with ANY credit or debit card..ANYWHERE at ANYTIME is roundedUp to the nearest dollar. When you link Your credit and/or debit card to your ChangeBowl account, we track the spare change from your transactions and make it available for you to donate. Your round-ups are viewable right in the app. It's simple, easy, and good.
RoundUp funds come from Your shopping. When You spend $2.81 the ChangeBowl app rounds that amount to $3.00. That 19 cents goes to Your checking account that you connect as a funding source for ChangeBowl. If you connect multiple credit or debit cards, then all of your Round-Ups will all come from the connected checking account (known as the withdrawal account). When the Round-Ups add up to at least $5 this amount is transferred to the ChangeBowl account and is ready for You to determine where the money goes.
We use bank grade security systems to keep the data safe and protected. All transactions use SSL to keep the flow of information safe and verified. Your banking information is tokenized and stored a in PCI compliant system..
You'll need to provide your online banking login information to allow ChangeBowl to Roundup. However, this information is NOT STORED AND IS NOT VIEWABLE by ChangeBowl—it's simply used to import your spending activity. .
ChangeBowl can not even see your bank login information so we can do not and can not store it.
Just as with every banking app, we recommend that you keep your ChangeBowl account secure by always logging out after use. Additionally, you should choose a difficult-to-guess password and store it in a secure location.
Your account with ChangeBowl is not at risk if one of your linked cards is lost or stolen. However, you should still unlink the card from your ChangeBowl account. This can be done in the Round-up Accounts section.
Install the ChangeBowl APP for free. Yes, both IOS and Android in the app stores: Just follow the simple instructions: Choose your Cause Set up Your banking information Start Shopping and Giving
Just like You, we're human and abhor complicated stuff.So we've made this as easy as possible. Simply give Your email address, choose a password, answer a few questions about Yourself and link a funding account. Now, go and shop. And Give.
ChangeBowl has no minimum account balance requirement to open an ChangeBowl account, but in order for you to start donating, your round-ups/lump sums must cross a $5 threshold. This is conveniently and easily done through our round-ups process; each time you make a purchase the roundUp accumulates towards doing good.
Currently, ChangeBowl is only available to residents of the United States. An exception is made for active Armed Services personnel that maintain a US address and are temporarily overseas.
ChangeBowl operates in the cloud and your account and nonprofits savings are safe even if you delete the app or get a new phone or device. Automatic round-ups will still be processed even if the ChangeBowl app is not currently installed.
If the app crashes immediately when you open it, there is an issue with the local data and you will need to delete and reinstall the app. Don't worry; all of your information will be there after you reinstall the app. Also, please check the app store as the app might need an upgrade.
Yes, you can do this using the email contact form at . Please note that uninstalling the app does not close your ChangeBowl account, nor does it cancel any pending or scheduled transactions from your checking account into your virtual ChangeBowl account.
Round-ups: You may link your spending accounts (credit, debit, Paypal, etc.) and then round up the virtual change from every transaction. These round-ups can then be manually or automatically moved into your virtual ChangeBowl account. Round-ups can be viewed on the "round-ups" screen of the app. Automatic round-ups can be turned on and off under the "Automatic" section of the settings screen. When enabled, automatic round-ups will be automatically invested for you.
Note: These transactions may appear on your bank statement as 'ChangeBowl'
Yes. If you wish to change your funding account, you must first unlink your current checking account, and then add a new funding account. In accordance with our anti-fraud procedure, you may be required to verify two small deposits (Random Deposit Verification) that we will make into your new funding account.
ChangeBowl reminds all customers to always make sure that their checking account has the proper funds before committing an investment in the app. If, for any reason, investments made by you (or because of a setting which you configured in the app) are charged back due to non-sufficient funds or cause an overdraft on your checking account. ChangeBowl will not be responsible for any of these NSF or overdraft fees charged to you by your bank.
ChangeBowl is totally free to sign up. We make a percentage of each transaction when withdrawing the RoundUp funds from your account. Currently this is 48 cents on $5. On top of this, we take around another 10 cents for credit card withdraw. This amount is used to maintain the servers, security of the application and the company. ChangeBowl never charges the non-profit. Our goal, like Yours, is to maximize their money so they can focus on what they do best. .. doing good.
Automatic round-ups can be turned on and off on the 'Settings' section under the 'Automatic Roundup' setting.
Happily, You can link as many cards as you like.
Round-ups are based on final amounts charged to your card, including tips.
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You can use ChangeBowl on iOS, Android, and Web. Click below to get started.