Use Your Wallet to Help Save the World

A guide to boost your social impact when you bank, invest or donate

Opening bank accounts, setting up investment portfolios and spending money won’t automatically help the world. But you can ensure that your money does: Choose a bank certified to follow a social or environmental mission. Invest in companies that correspond to your values. Donate in smart ways. Here’s how. 

Banking based on your values

Is Your Bank a Socially Responsible Superhero?

If you’re looking for a bank that won’t fund projects (such as oil pipelines) or activities that you don’t support, see our list of banks certified for their social and environmental missions.

To Support Your Causes, You Might Need a New Bank

See how some people use their banking choices as a force for change.

Why America Needs Black-Owned Banks — and Where to Find Them

Read about why new customers are opening accounts at these banks.

4 Benefits to Using a Socially Responsible Bank

Here’s how some banks uphold social values and help your wallet.

Making socially responsible investments

What Is Socially Responsible Investing?

Learn how socially responsible investing is about the investments you don’t choose as well as the ones that you do. Here’s how to get started on your portfolio.

How to Build an LGBT-Friendly Portfolio

Use these resources to see which companies are inclusive.

4 Hurdles to Socially Responsible Investing

Prepare for these obstacles to ensure you’re investing based on your values.

Best Brokers for Socially Responsible Investing

Start values-based investing with one of these online brokers or robo-advisors.

Donating in smart ways

How to Maximize Your Online Donation to Charity

Learn about the transaction costs charities pay to receive your gift — and what online platforms ensure 100% of your donations go to those in need.

How to Donate Credit Card Points, Cash Back or Miles to Charity

Most airline, hotel and issuer loyalty programs let you donate rewards. Here’s how to do it.

Comb Your Closet for Charity — and a Tax Deduction

Follow these steps to get tax deductions when donating household items.

Giving Tuesday and Beyond: How Millennials Like to Contribute

Millennials who donate make use of technology and online methods to support the causes they care about.