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Philanthropi Teams Up with American Express on New Amex Round-Up™ Pilot for Charitable Giving

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Amex Round-Up™ Pilot participants will have the ability to round up purchases, contributing funds to the charities of their choice and amplifying their charitable giving.

Today, we proudly announce we are teaming up with American Express! We are piloting Amex Round-Up, a new offering for select U.S. Basic Consumer Card Members.

This announcement comes as part of a limited-time pilot program we will be running with American Express. Eligible Card Members will have the opportunity to signup for a Philanthropi Impact Account™. This will create the ability to contribute funds to the charities of their choice through their American Express account. Once they are signed up for their Impact Account and enrolled in the Amex Round-Up Program, eligible Card Members will have the ability to round up their American Express purchases to the nearest $1, $5, or $10 and contribute the additional funds to the non-profit of their choice.


“This is an important moment in Philanthropi’s journey to democratize giving and amplify its impact. By working with American Express on Amex Round-Up, we are empowering everyday givers to contribute what they can to the causes they care most about through simple round-ups to their purchases,” said Keith Leaphart, Founder and CEO of Philanthropi. “We look forward to watching the program develop over the next year and are excited about the potential impact it will have on charitable giving, and the causes Card Members support.”


This exciting news of the Amex Round-Up Program comes on the heels of expanding Philanthropi’s charitable Giving as a Service™ platform to all. Consumers can create Impact Accounts by linking any credit or debit card or via direct ACH contribution. Even without an American Express card, you can impact your community – visit philanthropi.com/impact-account to sign up today.


Amex Round-Up Pilot Program

The Philanthropi platform enables the creation of Impact Accounts, which are micro donor-advised funds (DAFs) that support giving for everyone. Overall, these accounts simplify and organize giving by allowing individuals to track when, where, and how much is given from their Impact Account through a comprehensive and intuitive dashboard. It is good to note that this platform also provides easy-to-access tax information for year-end tax returns, removing the friction of manual tracking. Additionally, when donations are made through an Impact Account, we will do our due diligence. We validate that your dollars are given to official non-profit organizations that meet the local, state, and federal non-profit status requirements.


“Our pilot with Philanthropi allows us to offer our Card Members a seamless way to contribute to the causes they care most about regardless of where they shop,” said Lisa Yokoyama, Head of Product for Amex Digital Labs. “Together, through Amex Round-Up, we’re making charitable giving simple and sustainable while further delivering on our ESG strategy.”


Please note American Express is currently piloting the Amex Round-Up Program. Invitations will be offered to a select number of American Express U.S. Basic Consumer Card Members in the United States and its territories. Because of this, during the pilot period, only pre-qualified Primary Card Members will be eligible to enroll in Amex Round-Up.

To learn more about the Amex Round-Up Program, please visit
the American Express Round-Up page. If you want to learn more about how to create your Impact Account, find out more here.

For financial institutions, universities, non-profit organizations, and employers looking to partner with Philanthropi, please get in touch with us by visiting www.philanthropi.com/contact/.

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About Philanthropi

Philanthropi is leading the next generation of philanthropy through its innovative giving platform. We are here to democratize giving for everyone and amplify everyone’s impact. Philanthropi fosters new levels of engagement. We empower everyday donors to support their favorite non-profit organizations with the click of a button. Tapping into the largest donor segment – the everyday philanthropist – Philanthropi unlocks the potential of the charitable ecosystem.


For more information, visit www.philanthropi.com

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