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

Donate your spare gift cards in 90 seconds and help us provide vital support to vulnerable families who have been most affected by the COVID pandemic.


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

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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.”

Our impact

Since our founding we have raised and distributed over $6,500,000 in gift card value, which translates to 2.6 million meals for struggling Americans. Our national distribution network allows us to quickly reach those in need across the country. We plan to further scale our impact in 2021.

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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.