The Inspired Story

It all began with a simple idea: people should be able to give back to those in need just as easily as they’re able to swipe their cards everyday.

We knew it was possible for people to pay a bit extra with every transaction and that difference would go to a charity, but extra fees and certain restrictions made that complicated – we wanted it to feel better than that. And then it hit us; if we could make it completely free for everyone, this could be huge.

So we took matters into our own hands and started reaching out to the community. Quickly, we found out that people and charities were really excited and inspired by our idea! Awesome partners came on board to help us create and issue Inspired Cards, and an amazing charity dedicated to education for children,, joined us as well. All of the pieces came together and, suddenly, Inspired was born.

But now the biggest part is up to you – we need your help. Every single day people are swiping their cards to see their friends, pay their bills, go to work, and so much more. In fact, there are over 300 million credit and debit card transactions happening on a daily basis. One cent from each of those would give children’s classrooms $3 million…in just one day. So that’s where you come in – let’s make this possibility a reality!

Inspired is giving people a chance to give back every day without asking them to change their lifestyles or even use their own money. For every transaction you make with your free Inspired Debit Mastercard®, we’ll use our own money to donate not one, but five cents, to an underfunded classroom.

It really is that simple. You spend, we’ll donate, and together, we’ll all help change the lives of children in need.


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