CREDO’s Mission

We provide great products that fund progressive causes and power social activism. Through the simple act of doing business with CREDO, our members live their values and fight for their ideals.

We started, in 1985, with the Working Assets Credit Card, expanded to long distance service and now operate CREDO Mobile and CREDO Energy. We commit a portion of our revenue and 10 cents of every credit card transaction to donations for progressive groups. We distribute these donations monthly, according to a vote by our members.

Image of CREDO mission values written on arms

CREDO Donations

Image of woman voting

Here at CREDO, our customers are an integral part of our movement to create positive social change. Every CREDO member who uses our mobile, energy, long distance or credit card services or takes action with us contributes to our mission and helps us make progressive change.

Every month, our members help us choose how we distribute $150,000 in donations to progressive nonprofit groups working on important issues that include women’s rights, climate justice, peace and civil rights. Since 1985, we’ve donated over $91 million – with the total growing by millions each year – to groups like the ACLU, Color Of Change, and Detention Watch Network. We're proud to be one of Planned Parenthood's largest corporate donors.

You can vote for one, two or all three of the organizations on our monthly donations ballot. At the end of each month, we tabulate all votes and distribute the donations accordingly. We then deliver funding almost immediately as many of our grantees are responding to urgent needs on the ground and need funds right away.

Not yet a CREDO member? That's okay! We encourage progressives from across the country to vote to help us distribute our donations each month.
Check out our current ballot and make your vote at

Who We Fund

CREDO Donations

At a Glance


donated since 1985

34 Years

in business

Get Involved

You can VOTE in our Donations ballot, or LEARN MORE about our mobile service by reading our CRED0 Blog.


Vote For This Month's

Here at CREDO, we empower our customers to become philanthropists. That's because simply by paying their phone bill, every CREDO member creates positive change at no extra cost.

Each month, our members help us distribute nearly $2 million per year. You, too, can have a say by voting for one, two or all three nonprofit groups today!

Vote Now

  • economic-justice background image

    Economic Justice

    Economic inequality is a threat to working families everywhere. That's why we fight for a living wage and for expansion of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    economic-justice organization logos
  • voting-rights background image

    Voting Rights

    The right to vote needs to be carefully guarded, now more than ever.

    CREDO is working to protect and expand the right to vote and defend voters against discriminatory and racist voter-suppression laws.

    voting-rights organization logos
  • climate-justice background image

    Climate Justice

    Climate change is a threat to our very existence on Earth.

    We continue to fight for climate justice, from stopping fossil fuel infrastructure to holding corporations accountable for destructive acts.

    climate-justice organization logos
  • civil-rights background image

    Civil Rights

    The fight for civil rights is not over.

    From supporting activists on the ground to working with innovative, progressive groups, CREDO is fighting for the rights of those who are discriminated against based on their race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

    civil-rights organization logos
  • womens-rights background image

    Womens Rights

    Women’s freedom and equality is under constant attack. At CREDO, we fight for women’s rights, reproductive freedom, equal pay in the workplace and the empowerment of women.

    womens-rights organization logos
  • peace background image


    CREDO has been a longtime supporter of groups that work with refugees in the worst war zones on Earth, and we will continue fighting to stop wars of aggression and working to promote peace.

    peace organization logos

    Thank you! Your support will support AFJAC fight Trump and Senate Republicans attempts to fast-track Trump’s ultraconservative and unqualified judicial nominees for lifetime appointments to our courts.

    - Alliance for Justice Action Campaign


    CREDO members were with Social Security Works at the beginning, and have been an essential partner as we changed the conversation in America from whether benefits should be cut to by how much they should be expanded. Thank you for standing with us.

    - Alex Lawson, Executive Director Social Security Works


    We couldn't do this without you. CREDO members like you make it possible for UltraViolet to create bold, strategic opportunities for women and allies to create a more equtiable world for all women. Thank you for your support.

    - UltraViolet