ALL IT TAKES IS A NEW CARD TO PAVE THE WAY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND SUCCESS.

Help Youth With Diverse Backgrounds Access Higher Education and Career Preparation.

We believe that big changes start with small decisions. Our partner, GroundSwell, has helped us make that possible. By using the LEAD debit card, you help fund our efforts to nurture high potential youth and develop them into higher achievers and responsible leaders.

 

  • 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 support for LEAD to prepare the next generation of leaders?

Each year, approximately 500 scholars attend LEAD’s Summer Institutes held at top-tier universities globally. Since its inception, LEAD has served over 10,000 scholars.

You can be part of this without any money coming out of your pocket.

The LEAD debit card puts the power back into your hands. The banks don’t need more money—these incredible scholars do. If we do this together, we can ensure that the workforce and leadership of our country more vividly reflects the many cultures that makes the United States an economic superpower.
Banks make $90 billion a year from processing our debit and credit card purchases.

What if you could turn your purchases into support for LEAD to prepare the next generation of leaders?

Each year, approximately 500 scholars attend LEAD’s Summer Institutes held at top-tier universities globally. Since its inception, LEAD has served over 10,000 scholars.

You can be part of this without any money coming out of your pocket.

The LEAD debit card puts the power back into your hands. The banks don’t need more money—these incredible scholars do. If we do this together, we can ensure that the workforce and leadership of our country more vividly reflects the many cultures that makes the United States an economic superpower.

How It Works.

Get Your Card

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

Transfer Funds

Transfer money to the LEAD 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 scholars and LEAD’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 Hotels.com

    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.

    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 Hotels.com

    Your Savings. Your Choice.

    Save hundreds or thousands, as much as you want. 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.

    FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE CALL PREPAID VENTURES, LTD – GROUNDSWELL AT (888) 386-2555.