A world where principles of dignity and choice guide how people and organizations give.
Gift Card Bank is a philanthropic initiative started by a team of Stanford students and social entrepreneurs out of a response to the COVID-19 crisis.
We began by humbly asking friends to donate gift cards, which we would in turn distribute to local nonprofits that had direct relationships with families in need. With endless energy to make a difference and a steadfast belief in the importance of choice, Gift Card Bank has evolved and rapidly grown to become a national organization working with the country’s largest retailers and thousands of nonprofit partners.
We’re proud to have come a long way in a short while, and we’re just getting started.
Our mission is to improve well-being and build financial stability by supporting people through their time of need.
"The dedication and deeply caring nature of our mission-driven team inspires me every day! It’s a joy to work alongside our team and partners to support so many people across the country."
Founder & CEO
"I believe in the power of letting people choose what they need for themselves and their families. GCB's collaboration with retailers enables them to provide the gift of choice on a large scale, and has a tangible impact on individuals during times of need."
Director of Partnerships
"I hear stories every day about how our gift cards help nonprofits and charities care for their community with flexibility and love. It’s an honor to facilitate so many incredible local programs all across the country!"
National Program Manager
"Every day, I get to approach my role knowing the work I'm doing is going to directly change the daily lives of families facing food scarcity. It's an honor to be able to help real people every day."
Honor Our Neighbors
The belief that every human being is worthy of respect drives every aspect of our business. We choose to honor others through our actions, empowering and uplifting our neighbors through the gift of choice.
Meet The Need
We are adaptable and open-minded, remaining agile as times change and needs arise in order to do the most good for the most people.
Find Simple Solutions
Through our model, we solve complex challenges with simplicity in order to involve and impact the greatest number of people and partners.
Create Joyful Outcomes
We bring a joyful mentality to everything we do. We approach adversity with optimism in order to create a positive environment for our team and our partners to do good work.
Corporate + Philanthropic Partners
Plus over 800 additional local charities!