An app that makes part of your spending go to nonprofits you choose... at zero cost to you? That’s us.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Just buy things using your card with brands on Beam (aka brands *actually* investing in their communities).
2. You’ll get a notification to choose a nonprofit from a few options reflecting the causes the brand believes in.
3. The brand you bought from will donate part of your purchase to the nonprofit you chose. That’s it.
4. Then, grow your impact towards tangible goals — like funding a sustainable urban farm in Brooklyn for a week.
Beam works by linking your card, so our system knows when you’ve made a purchase with a partner brand to send you a notification. Beam uses bank-level encryption, you’ll never be charged, and no — we do not share or sell personal data.
HOW IS IT FREE:
Our founders made Beam because they realized a lot of us want to make a difference every day, and we have to buy things all the time.
With that, most of us (91%!) would prefer to spend our money and use our consumer power with brands that are actually mission-driven (directly supporting nonprofits, consistent business practices with the values they show on social media, etc.) but it’s tough when you’re not really sure which brands are walking-the-walk, rather than talking-the-social-impact-talk. And for brands that are actually investing in giving back, it’s hard to cut through the noise to reach people who care about those same causes. That’s where Beam comes in. Beam gets paid by the purpose-driven brands in our network, who love that our community helps them reach customers who care about the same social issues, and our tech allows people (like you!) to directly participate in their mission. Beam never takes a cut of the donation and is committed to our mission of driving $10B to high-impact nonprofits.
Ratings and Reviews
Impressed by beam
I downloaded beam about 6 months ago and have been extremely impressed. The interface is really easy and intuitive to use (my mom loves it too!). I happen to go to think coffee a lot and it always makes me feel a bit better about the world and my contributions when I can support causes I care about as part of my daily routine... I would recommend to anyone who wants to feel like they are part of a community and making a difference. Additionally I have discovered few brands through the app - I had never been to inday before using beam but now I go all the time (totally delicious!). Love it!
This is so cool
I heard about Beam through a friend and I was skeptical at first because I guess I didnt really understand how it worked and assumed I would need to use the app anytime I paid but I was wrong! I just signed up and linked my card then anytime I normally made a purchase for lunch at dig inn or Inday they sent me a push notification to allow me to pick which non profit I could support. I can’t believe it’s free and these awesome businesses are supporting these causes. I really hope to see even more places I could shop on there!
I love being able to support causes that are important to me (such as women’s empowerment) through my everyday purchases at places like Dig Inn. Beam makes it super easy. It’s also a great way for me to find out which businesses are re-investing their profits toward improving our world, and makes me more likely to buy from there (that’s how I tried Think coffee and Dos Toros for the first time). Everyone should download this app to help support their favorite causes (with minimal effort and investment)
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
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- Beam Impact, LLC
- 327.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 Beam Impact, Inc.
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