Symb is a FREE app!
Symb is a free app that provides you with the ability to create change with your change. Are you familiar with that screen at the store that asks you to round-up your transaction to donate to charity? That is exactly what Symb is — just in app form! We provide users with the ability to support the causes they are passionate about at their own pace. It is our goal to change the way charitable donations are made and how they are handled, it is beyond time to address the issues with our current system. We are creating an army of change, pun somewhat intended, and we would love to have you on our team.
Our Symb-iotic relationship together!
With the Symb app, the power is finally in your hands! Remember that screen at the store that asks you to round-up your transaction to donate to donate to charity? A few questions come to mind when we see that screen. Where is my donation actually going? What if I am not comfortable rounding up my transaction? Why can’t I donate my change to a charity I am passionate about? Can I use my donation for my own tax benefits or is the company going to use my donation for their own benefit? How do I even use my donation for tax benefits?
Okay we lied it’s more than a few questions — but we have more than a few answers! With Symb you decide what charity receives your donations, you can support causes you are passionate about across the world or even right in your backyard. Our partners are required to send updates when progress is made by your donation, time to finally see your impact — not another email begging you for more money. Don’t want to round-up every transaction? Not a problem! You get to specify to the penny exactly how you want to accumulate funds to donate and you can pause at any point. We partner strictly with IRS 5013(c) recognized organizations, meaning all of your donations made through Symb may be used for a tax-writeoff. We log all of the donations you make with all of the necessary information for you to use in order for you to pay less in taxes come tax season. Now this time the company will not be taking advantage of your kind heart!
We take your security seriously.
Symb is a small start-up company that asks for access to your financial information, this can be a bit scary — we completely understand. However, we go above and beyond when it comes to protecting your information. We utilize Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide our servers and security. Other companies that use AWS include Goldman Sachs, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Disney, 70% of banks across the United States, and many more. To learn more about AWS, please click here: https://tinyurl.com/enwdhmh7. Symb receives access to your banking information through Plaid, a highly respected banking API. Plaid works alongside companies such as Robinhood, Venmo, Acorns, Chime, and many more. To learn more about Plaid, please click here: https://plaid.com/safety/. We utilize the payment processor Stripe to both deposit and withdraw funds when triggered by a user. Stripe is partnered with Plaid, they work together. Stripe provides payment processing for companies such as Amazon, Google, Instacart, and more. To learn more about Stripe, please click here: https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe. Symb does not collect or sell any user data and is fully Apple and Google compliant.
We work directly with charitable organizations
All of the charitable organizations listed on the Symb app are partnered with us, we decided against listing every charity as an option to support. If we went this route we could kick our feet up and relax and let our users donate to an answerless void. Instead, we work directly with organizations in order to provide our users with accurate information regarding what their donation will be going towards. Also, our users will receive notifications regarding their donation to show them the impact they have helped create. We accumulate partners one by one, it is a slow process and even slower as we are a start-up. Our goal is to work alongside every charitable organization based in the United States, one day we will get there. We apologize if your favorite organization is not yet available to support through Symb, we would love for you to send us an email with the organization you would like to be able to support on Symb so we can reach out to them and make it happen. We are proud to be able to support amazing causes that operate across the world, check out some of our partners down below!
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** Donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.