Our 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, DonorsChoose.org, 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 270 million credit and debit card transactions happening on a daily basis. One cent from each of those would give children’s classrooms $2.7 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 card, we’ll use our own money to donate not one, but five cents, to an underfunded classroom.

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

Things We Believe In

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Music & Arts Have the Power to Change Lives
Every person should have an equal opportunity in life, especially children. That’s why each Inspired purchase helps support music & arts education – to make sure every child finds the inspiration to stay in school.
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Collectively We Can Make a Big Difference
You don’t need to have great wealth, to have great power. As part of the Inspired community, the donations from your card combines with everyone else’s to create a huge impact. Together we can change lives and build a better future.
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The World Should Do More for Children
We want to disrupt the status quo by helping people pay it forward without sacrificing their lifestyles or paychecks. That’s why Inspired exists; for each transaction you make, Inspired makes a donation on your behalf to children in need.

Meet Some Inspired Community Members

Dori Oskowitz
Dori Oskowitz
Member
Danielle Robay
Danielle Robay
Member
Zaz Zielinski
Zaz Zielinski
Member
Sugar Lyn Beard
Sugar Lyn Beard
Member
Andreea Magdalina
Andreea Magdalina
Member
David Krintzman
David Krintzman
Member
Boye Fajinmi
Boye Fajinmi
Member
Stephen Ready
Stephen Ready
Founder + CEO
Andrea Russett
Andrea Russett
Member
Adam Devine
Adam Devine
Member
Hannah Linkenhoker
Hannah Linkenhoker
Member
Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano
Member
Jeff Trudeau
Jeff Trudeau
CTO + Co-Founder
Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Member
Rupa Balasubramanian
Rupa Balasubramanian
Member
Jonny Kaps
Jonny Kaps
Member
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger
Member
DeVon Franklin
DeVon Franklin
Member
David Ready
David Ready
Co-Founder
Génesis Rodríguez
Génesis Rodríguez
Member
Kanika Misra
Kanika Misra
Head of Marketing
Ed Burns
Ed Burns
Member
Chloe Bridges
Chloe Bridges
Member
Miguel Picornell
Miguel Picornell
COO/CIO
Adam Cozad
Adam Cozad
Member
Alison Brie
Alison Brie
Member
James Brooks
James Brooks
Member
Alyssa Foggiatto
Alyssa Foggiatto
Member
Ginger Dixon
Ginger Dixon
Dir. Member Experience
Dori Oskowitz
Dori Oskowitz
Member
Danielle Robay
Danielle Robay
Member
Zaz Zielinski
Zaz Zielinski
Member
Sugar Lyn Beard
Sugar Lyn Beard
Member
Andreea Magdalina
Andreea Magdalina
Member
David Krintzman
David Krintzman
Member
Boye Fajinmi
Boye Fajinmi
Member
Stephen Ready
Stephen Ready
Founder + CEO
Andrea Russett
Andrea Russett
Member
Adam Devine
Adam Devine
Member
Hannah Linkenhoker
Hannah Linkenhoker
Member
Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano
Member
Jeff Trudeau
Jeff Trudeau
CTO + Co-Founder
Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Member

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