Updated on May 10, 2020.
Mobile devices have changed the way everyone lives. Here is a list of some amazing Social Good apps that can be used for a variety of different things. Some of theses apps can be used on a day to day basis, others can be used for research, and some can be used to educate. No matter the reason, these mobile apps gives you the ability to stay consumer conscious and socially involved in every facet of your life.
inLieu allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing material gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social! (So unique we have a patent pending). inLieu provides a live social feed of every transaction that can be liked and shared with friends. It’s never been easier to support your friends by supporting their cause. Download on iOS
Newday lets you invest in companies that are making the world better. Access impact portfolios that address some of the biggest environmental and social challenges today including climate change, the health of our oceans, gender, and race equality, animal welfare, access to clean and fresh water, and more. Download on iOS.
Spotfund – The Social Impact Network. Change you world with just $1, $2 and $3 donations to causes and current events. Making an impact isn’t about the size of your wallet, it’s about the power of your social network.
Follow your friends and match their donations with one tap. Similar to Instagram you can create, discover and share stories that are composed of text, videos and pics. We have replaced the ‘like’ button with $1 donations and every story benefits a nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt via email for your records. It’s never been easier to share stories and donations with your friends, encouraging them to give – and helping your cause go viral. Your Spotfund Score increases with each dollar you donate and each dollar raised by the stories you’ve created and shared. Join our weekly and monthly leaderboard to be recognized for your impact. Download on iOS
Support your favorite team and experience the excitement of sports games for charity. GoodBookey includes major sporting events from football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and more in this fun social betting game. It’s like other popular fantasy sports apps, but it’s all about giving back!
Choose a game, choose a charity, choose a dollar amount and challenge a friend on all the big sporting events! We feature events from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, UEFA, EPL, and MMA so pick your favorite league and create a challenge. We also feature NCAA games, perfect for basketball season. This sports betting game is all about charity!
Our partners at The Chive exclaim that “the GoodBookey game makes giving back easy! It provides a non-traditional, engaging, and competitive platform to keep donors excited.” So join the team and start changing the world one bet at a time.
Get the gratitude app for a new era. gthx “makes good visible” by using first-of-their kind mindfulness tools to shift your whole life toward the healthier and happier one you want. Because, even though there’s an abundance of good that exists in this world, it often feels easier to notice the negative… This common “negativity bias” is deeply rooted in human biology: Our early ancestors had to notice all the Bad Things (predators! threats! natural hazards!) if they wanted to survive. These days, that biological instinct still exists within you—but so does the power to shift your life toward the positive.
Gratitude rewires your brain through the simple habit of noticing the good around you, which leads to scientifically proven benefits: lower stress, better sleep, less loneliness, stronger relationships, more joy. gthx is designed to make this shift a reality, through our gratitude tools, daily mood boosters, on-the-go guides from wellness experts and a supportive global community that taps into the collective power of gratitude as a social emotion. It all helps you uncover the good that already exists in your world—past, present and future. It’s life-changing. It’s gratitude. Download on iOS
Make an impact without breaking the bank by donating your change to a nonprofit. We’ve partnered with hundreds of nonprofits to make giving easy. **HOW IT WORKS** – Get set up in under 60 seconds – Create an account, choose the organization you want to support, and connect to your credit or debit card account – The app keeps track of your purchases and the amount to round up for each. At the end of the month, this “change” will be donated to the organization you are supporting – Add, remove or turn cards on/off at any time – See your pending round ups so far this month and the growth of your impact over time – You can even cap your donations if you are on a tight budget, setting the maximum you will give each month
Deedly uses education to empower youth to be the change we want to see in this world. Through the Deedly program, students are educated about world issues and the charities that strive to fix them. In doing so they will receive the knowledge and power needed to make conscious, philanthropic, and eventually world changing decisions. Through this knowledge, students will be able to unlock money given by donors. Donations are unlocked and released to various non profits after a student gains the knowledge through watching videos, taking quizzes and doing activities.
By teaching our children to give back to causes that matter most both early and often, we can rest easy knowing we’ve spread the notion to take care of the world that provides us all a chance at life. Download on iOS and Android.
The Samaritan app reveals the story of homeless individuals whom you pass by daily. You can give towards critical needs and create lifelines of hope. The Samaritan app exists to reveal the stories with those we pass everyday—the single mom on the bus, the grandfather on the street, or the homeless teen outside the supermarket—and help us respond well in these moments. When you cross paths with a Samaritan Beacon Holder, a notification will appear on your phone. Tapping on the notification provides an opportunity to read about the person’s story or contribute $1 or more towards a needed good or service (such as food, fuel or clothing). The app currently supports Beacon Holders in Seattle, WA only. Download on Android & iOS
The Сharidy app allows you to donate to any org in under 10 seconds! It’s the place to track all your donations and organizations, store your receipts, and set up recurring giving to your favorite causes. It’s a donor haven…in your pocket!
Change Creator Magazine is leading a revolution of mindful entrepreneurship that’s focused on people, planet and profit. Learn strategies proven entrepreneurs use to solve social and challenges around the world. “I think social entrepreneurship is incredibly important and will play a vital part in redefining the role of business in the world, which we urgently need to do.” ~Arianna Huffington We uncover how entrepreneurs are courageously blazing new trails, changing failing systems and impacting lives around the world with the successful businesses they build. “If you’re looking to do something meaningful as an entrepreneur, something that impacts lives, you’ll love Change Creator Magazine.” ~NEIL PATEL, crazyegg, kissmetrics, Sprout Discover your mission. Make a living. Make a difference.
We partner with the most creative small businesses that make unique, high-quality products the right way. You will get a complete biography of our products and find comfort in the fact that your purchases are authentic, well-made, long-lasting, and socially-conscious. We curate products that are made of high-quality, natural, or renewable raw materials. Our brands care for our communities by giving back and upholding fair standards — for people and animals. Our brands practice energy-saving manufacturing techniques, eco-friendly shipping, and other methods that protect our earth.
Chummy is a community that brings back the power of human kindness and the days when people borrowed a cup of sugar from the neighbor. Like the real world Bat Signal, Chummy unites caring individuals who enjoy paying it forward and making the world a better place. Literally.
Feedie is a mobile app created by the Lunchbox Fund that lets you share your passion for food with others. In doing so, restaurants make a donation to the Lunchbox Fund. When you are at a participating restaurant just snap a pic of your food and post it. the Lunchbox Fund is a non-profit organization that provides meals to school children in South Africa.
Tilt Magazine is building a movement of impact entrepreneurs who are disrupting and innovating the way that our world addresses social and environmental issues. We are the ultimate resource for those who know that business can be a powerful agent for positive change. Designed as a digital magazine for desktop, android and apple devices, each magazine provides inspiring content and actionable advice, giving you the tools and support that you need to create powerful, impactful, socially focused businesses who are leaders in the movement of business for good. You’ll learn the practical steps you need to turn your ideas into action, and how to launch and scale your own socially focused venture. Get on iOS
One Today is a mobile app that brings together people and nonprofits through the simple act of giving $1.One Today will present you with a new project every day from a nonprofit that is changing the world. You can donate to the projects that inspire you with just one click. Amplify your impact by sharing your donations with your friends on social media and matching their contributions to your favorite projects. iTunes Google Play
Introducing the first app that turns news into action. From DoSomething.org comes the DoSomething app, which summarizes current events and gives you immediate, impactful ways to make a difference. Timely content: You can stay in the know about things happening in the world. Then the DoSomething app will give research-backed ways to make an impact. Campaigns about any issue: We all care about something different. Poverty. Discrimination. The environment. All of it. You can search for over 270+ campaigns sorted by your favorite cause. User profiles: Track your actions, see your impact and view other members’ profiles and country location so that you can know that your actions are part of a giant, global movement for good.
ShareTheMeal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. Each year, WFP reaches 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. WFP is 100% voluntarily funded, so every donation counts. WFP’s administrative costs are among the lowest in the non-profit sector – with 90% of donations going directly to WFP operations that are building a world with zero hunger. iTunes Google Play
Give 2 Charity is a free app that empowers you to convert your location throughout the day into a donation to charity. To measure your location for donation, the app will run in the background persistently measuring location. The app that helps you give back – without spending a dime. Make an impact in your community simply by carrying your phone. Earn points every day that you have the Give 2 Charity app. Once you have enough points, redeem in exchange for a charitable donation to one of seven great causes. Earn bonus points and donate even more by using our social sharing program to refer friends, linking your social networks and answering survey questions. Download the app to help those in need, it’s simple and free!
The GoodGuide app instantly reveals whether products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible. The app’s barcode scanning software lets you quickly access GoodGuide’s science-based health, environment and social ratings for over 170,000 products. You can also choose the issues you care about most. GoodGuide’s mission is to help you shop your values wherever you shop. iTunes Google Play
Charity Miles is a free app that allows you to earn money and raise awareness for charities by walking, running or biking– all courtesy of our corporate partners. Just choose a charity and hit the streets. As you walk, run or bike, the app will measure your distance and you will earn money for your charity: 10¢ per mile for bikers; 25¢ per mile for walkers and runners, all up to our initial $1,000,000 corporate sponsorship pool. iTunes Google Play
Raise money and awareness for good causes when you walk, run, workout, bike, do yoga, lose weight, drink water or any other activity based challenges you choose. Every check-in allows you to easily raise awareness, earn sponsored donations and enters you to win big prizes for your social good! Everyday you check-in to your challenge you earn points for rewards and earn entries to win rewards and experiences from our sponsors & celebrities.
Use the Givelify mobile giving app to conveniently give donations, tithes and offerings to any charity, non-profit organization, or church in the US. Enjoy easy access to accurate donation records for tax time. Your church, non-profit, or favorite charity will need to be registered to receive your donations. Simply search, donate and let Givelify handle the rest. Donate during fundraising events, worship services, while vacationing, at work, conventions or anywhere else. Donations can be completed in as few as three taps on your mobile phone and access to donation records is as easy as two taps. iTunes Google Play
Download the free iPhone app and start answering survey questions. With each response, you earn real dollars for your favorite non‑profit. Donations are paid for by companies that are conducting market research, or just need quick answers to urgent business questions. It’s that simple. iTunes
Discover high-impact nonprofits. Swipe right to give. Change the world. With Millie, charitable giving is now that simple. Every week, you’ll get matched with 3 nonprofits, giving you the chance to easily back the causes you care about. DISCOVER NONPROFITS – Learn about specific nonprofits you care about based on your personal preferences, giving patterns, and location. QUICK & EASY – Upload money to your giving wallet, choose where to allocate your funds, swipe right, and easily track your giving. Download on Apple.
Fotition offers a social experience that doesn’t exist with any other social sharing network. Fotition will be the first social currency exchange – a place where you can post photos in exchange for real dollars given by brands to support the causes you care about. With Fotition, you Fote to support campaigns by completing fun photo challenges. As you post and share photos through the Fotition app, you are effectively raising money and awareness for good causes. You will also be creating communities rallying around those causes, and around the charities, brands, and people that support them. iTunes
Find your favorite charities and donate to them with any credit card or link your bank account. We’ve made it so efficient, donating will become a part of your daily routine. We take your donations and give you back a tax-deductible receipt right away. Then your donations are processed to the charity with the industries best rates on charitable giving. The charities get your donations directly into their bank account or get mailed a check. We do all the work, so your favorite charities can now just focus on doing good.
Want to make a difference for the causes you care about but can’t afford to put a dent in your wallet? Are you looking to give to nonprofits in new ways? Do you want to see the direct impact of your donations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, look no further. Give to the organizations and causes you care about by rounding up and giving the spare change from credit/debit card purchases, setting daily donations, giving one-time donations, and more.
Build relationships with the nonprofits you support by funding specific projects, giving your input on decisions regarding your money, and receiving progress updates. Flourish is designed to fit your lifestyle and needs. Set limits on how much you want to donate every month or suspend your giving at any time. Flourish makes giving in small ways easy and impactful, while allowing you to watch the change you make. Download on iOS and Android.
What if everyone took one positive action, big or small, every day? We365 is a community of people making the world more awesome by accepting inspiring challenges that impact hundreds of causes. From the environment to human rights, We365 makes taking positive action and tracking your impact easy. Better yourself, your community and the world! We deliver you inspiring challenges daily. Care about the environment? Want to beat cancer? Are you ready to up your game on random acts of kindness?
You don’t need to throw away your good, old items anymore. With Forward, you can easily give them away. The people receiving them will donate a small amount of money to a charity of your choice. To get started, all you have to do is take a picture of the item you would like to give away, put a price on it, and pick a charity from the list. You can get rid of your stuff, people get things in good condition that are almost free, and charity organizations get extra help. Everybody wins! iTunes Google Play
This app allows you to donate one photo a day, every day. And when your friends see your photos in their feeds, they’ll get inspired to help, too. So you can all raise more money and awareness and help your causes meet their goals even faster—and it’s free. Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted charitable causes, and when a cause reaches its goal, or its donation period ends, a new cause gets added. Even if a cause doesn’t reach its goal, Johnson & Johnson will still give a minimum donation. You can track all the causes you’ve helped, see what your photos have helped do, and get notified when your causes reach their goals or when a new cause is added. Download on iOS and Android
Called the fitness app that gives back, Atlas connects runners, corporations and charities to power change globally. The idea behind the app is pretty simple – The mobile fitness app allows users to raise funds and awareness for a good cause for every mile they track their runs, hikes and bike rides. The miles are sponsored by corporate partners for whom Atlas unique means of community engagement and positive brand awareness.
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