Create A Better Future for Non-Profit Organizations.

We believe that big changes start with small decisions. We started GroundSwell based on this principle. By using one of our non-profit cards, you can help fund a cause of your choice. The GroundSwell debit card allows you to help support our mission and provide services to all our partner non-profit organizations.

  • No annual or monthly fees 
  • Rewards with great discounts


    Banks make $90 billion a year from processing our debit and credit card purchases.

    What if you could turn your purchases into the structure that non-profit organizations need to find funding and succeed?

    GroundSwell wants to empower millions of people to use their everyday purchases as a force for good. Think of the long-term impact we can make together by funding non-profit organizations in their missions.
    The GroundSwell debit card puts the power back into your hands. The banks don’t need more money—non-profit organizations do. If we do this together, we can ensure that non-profits have sustainable, consistent funding from supporters.

    How It Works.

    Get Your Card

    Get a GroundSwell debit card. It’s a Visa debit card with a mobile app.

    Transfer Funds

    Transfer money to the GroundSwell debit card, using your existing bank. Use it just like you normally would.

      Spend & Get Rewards

      Every time you make a purchase, 1% supports these non-profit organizations and GroundSwell’s mission. It doesn’t come out of your pocket. Plus, you get rewards.

      Unlock Your Rewards.

      The GroundSwell rewards program can save you thousands of dollars a year. We’ve teamed up with national chains and local business to offer you member-only deals just for being a supporter of your favorite non-profit with a GroundSwell card. 
      • Dining, entertainment, services, and more.
      • Local shops, national chains, and online retailers.
      • Grocery Coupons to save money on the items you buy every day
      • No limitations on member use, so you can save every day.

      Simple, Immediate Rewards.

      No complicated point schemes, and no waiting for points to accumulate.

      Save on Hotels.

      20% to 70% savings.*

      *Compared to Expedia and

      Your Savings. Your Choice.

      The more you use it, the more you save. With over 350,000 merchants, you can save wherever and whenever you want.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is this a credit card?

      No, it’s not a credit card – it’s a Visa debit card that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.

      Does this mean I have to change banks?

      No, you can keep your current bank accounts – however only the purchases you make with your GroundSwell Card will earn 1% for the Orca Conservancy.

      Does it require a credit check?

      No, it does not require a credit check, however we are required to verify your identity with your social security number. 

      Is this card FDIC insured?

      Yes, your card is FDIC insured through our partner Metropolitan Commercial Bank. 

      What is GroundSwell?

      GroundSwell is a social purpose corporation working with organizations that improve life. We partner with qualified nonprofits and their supporters to generate sustainable funding for important causes.

      Why GroundSwell?

      GroundSwell isn’t just a social purpose corporation with a big mission. We are backed by forward-thinking banking partners. We offer the same safety and the security you’ve come to expect for your money.

      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.