Gift cards for good.

We collect donations of gift cards for essentials like groceries and clothing, and match them to people who are on the brink of financial duress.

Why Gift Cards?

Gift cards provide those in need with the choice and flexibility of cash support, but also give donors added transparency and assurance that funds will be used for essentials. And with Gift Card Bank’s technology-driven distribution platform, we can get gift cards in the hands of those in need within 3 days of receiving donations, whereas most charities take months for donations to actually reach the intended recipients.

$3 Billion in Gift Cards Expire & Go To Waste Every Year

Don’t have a gift card? You can still help!

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You donate cash to Gift Card Bank.

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We convert donations into gift cards at a 5-15% discount. For example, a $50 donation may translate to $55 gift card to Target.

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People and families in need of a little extra help apply for support and are matched with gift cards in 3-5 days.

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We rigorously validate need and send cards to those who are left vulnerable by COVID-19.

The Value of Your Donation

Your donation goes to mothers like Shannon in Texas.

“I received the $100 Kroger gift card that you sent for me and my son! I wanted to thank you. Last month, I actually ran out of food stamps and didn’t have anything left for groceries. Thanks to your gift card, I was able to buy food for the week. I am truly grateful.”
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A little more about us

Our mission is to improve well-being and financial security by supporting people through their time of greatest need.

Gift Card Bank is a purely philanthropic initiative, started by a team of Stanford students and social entrepreneurs in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are fortunate to have an Advisory Board that includes veterans of the financial services industry and current / former C-suite executives at prominent technology and impact-focused companies.