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Unlock the power of your spending… and help the causes you love.

Now you can help save the planet, its people, & do good for you.

Purchase with purpose. Here’s How it works.

GroundSwell partners with qualified nonprofit organizations to give their supporters a debit card with special powers. We call it a Cause Card – because you can give financial support, without donating more or doing more. How? Because GroundSwell redirects the majority of merchant transaction fees to your cause, every time you spend.

a man making an online purchase on his laptop with the GroundSwell card
Step 1

Sign up, and we’ll send you your Cause Card.

A woman with the GroundSwell card checking her phone
Step 2

Transfer money to the Cause Card, using your existing bank. Use it just like you normally would.

a woman accepting the GroundSwell card for a purchase at a coffee shop
Step 3

Now every time you spend, about 1% of your purchases goes to your cause. Not to the bank!

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Step 4

No worries — there are no recurring fees using this card, and no credit check.

Your Choice.

You have new powers to sustain impact.

Our Twist?

You can make the financial system pay for it.

Your Choice.

You have new powers to sustain impact.

Our Twist?

You can make the financial system pay for it.

Be part of the solution.

Increase your positive impact.

Play “the establishment’s game,” in a socially responsible way.

Stand with others knowing you are making a difference.

$90 Billion for the Banks.

That’s what we unknowingly provide to banks each year just by swiping our cards. Watch the video to find out more and learn what GroundSwell does.

GroundSwell gives you a simple way to consciously choose who gets that fee.

You can help the banks – or – you can redirect some of those billions to change the world. Help your cause and take care of yourself, all at the same time.

$90 Billion for the Banks.

That’s what we unknowingly provide to banks each year just by swiping our cards.

Watch the video to find out more and learn what GroundSwell does.

GroundSwell gives you a simple way to consciously choose who gets that fee.

You can help the banks – or – you can redirect some of those billions to change the world. Help your cause and take care of yourself, all at the same time.

How does GroundSwell help me?

We build cards that are safe, simple, secure, and just plain good for people to use.

use your card anywhere

Reloadable debit cards for use anywhere VISA is accepted. You’re in control. We believe no one should incur debt to support a good cause.

keep your bank account

You can keep your existing bank account. Simply move money onto the cause card and determine who benefits from your everyday spending – your cause, not the bank.

no annual fees

No annual or monthly fees are charged to you. No overdraft or late fees. FDIC insured.

easy sign up

Sign up is easy. No credit check.

GET REAL REWARDS

Save big bucks right now, rather than collect points.

Extra good for you.

Receive daily joy

…without having to spend more. It feels great every time you purchase. Why not have some of that?

Know your impact

You can see your impact and the collective impact of your peers who stand with you. Our mobile app serves up secure stats, stories and tips, plus simple account functions.

sCORE GREAT DEALS

Yay! Get access to exclusive deals on everything from local coffee shops to hotels and entertainment. Save as much money as you want. You’ll wonder why you collect points.

Support an organization or a broader cause.

NONPROFIT-SPECIFIC CARDS

Maximize your impact on the cause closest to your heart.

GroundSwell works with qualified nonprofit causes to develop a co-branded card, app, and communication program at no cost to the cause.

As a supporter, you concentrate your impact and you get to see the results, whether it’s right in your own community, or across the globe.

Meet Our Featured Partners

 

CAUSE-SPECIFIC CARDS

Spread your impact across a few groups all working on a big issue.

GroundSwell listens to our community to find out what big issues they most want to support. We research and select nonprofits that are moving the needle for the long term. 

To borrow a Chinese proverb, your purchases will help “plant the trees, and a future generation gets the shade.”

Stay tuned for ways that corporations and employees can further support the good causes they sponsor.

How is GroundSwell different?

Empowering people who improve life is GroundSwell’s sole purpose. We just happen to repurpose the tools built into our financial system to do it.

Sustainable funding.

Nonprofit causes gain a recurring revenue stream by making it easy for their members, fans and community to support them, without having to give more. It’s time the system worked better for the causes that are improving life for people and the planet.

How is GroundSwell different?

Empowering people who improve life is GroundSwell’s sole purpose. We just happen to repurpose the tools built into our financial system to do it.

Sustainable funding.

Nonprofit causes gain a recurring revenue stream by making it easy for their members, fans and community to support them, without having to give more. It’s time the system worked better for the causes that are improving life for people and the planet.

The GroundSwell story.

The U.S. looked different, and not in a great way, when a doctor returned after ten years building the first successful wellness retreat in Nicaragua. He decided to do something big to address what he saw. Meet our founder, Dan.

A world in need of balance.

GroundSwell wants to empower millions of people to use their everyday purchases as a force for good.

Join the movement.

We’ve felt the same responsibility as you do to do something lasting to improve life on this planet. We also know we can’t do it alone. GroundSwell is a social purpose corporation, and you are invited to join our effort. Together, our individual actions hold unlimited power.  

A world in need of balance.

GroundSwell wants to empower millions of people to use their everyday purchases as a force for good.

Join the movement.

We’ve felt the same responsibility as you do to do something lasting to improve life on this planet. We also know we can’t do it alone. GroundSwell is a social purpose corporation, and you are invited to join our effort. Together, our individual actions hold unlimited power.  

Purchase with Purpose.

Put your power of conscious spending to work.

 Now that you know there is a better way to work the system to improve life, at no cost to you, why give all that power away?
Be the thoughtful change-maker.

Don’t Miss Out on Updates

Purchase With Purpose

We are actively looking for nonprofit partners, community partners, and professionals looking to connect.

If you are from the press, click here.

Email:  hello@groundswellworld.com
Phone: (360) 218-7070

Notice of Patriot Act: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions and their third parties to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who obtains a Card. What this means for you: When you apply for a Card, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, social security number or country identification number, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We also may ask to see your driver's license or other documentation bearing your photo as verification of your identity.

Disclaimer: BY USING THIS CARD YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT AND FEE SCHEDULE, IF ANY. The GroundSwell Prepaid Visa Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” and “Metropolitan” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank ©2014.

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