About Working Assets
Working Assets was founded in 1985 to give people an easy way to make a difference in the world just by doing things they do every day. Each time our members use one of our services—mobile, long distance or credit card—we automatically send a donation to progressive nonprofit groups. To date we’ve raised over $80 million for groups like Planned Parenthood, Rainforest Action Network and Oxfam America. But we’re not just raising donations for progressive causes, we’re making change. Our CREDO Action website plugs you into a network of like-minded citizen activists and provides easy and effective ways to take action on the issues you care about.
Whenever you make a call with Working Assets/CREDO, we donate 1% of your monthly charges to the nonprofits we support. These contributions are made at no extra cost to you.
The donations we generate go to nonprofit organizations working for women’s rights, the environment, equality, peace and social justice. Learn more about the groups we support this year.
Who decides where the money goes? Our members play an important part. First, we ask our members to nominate nonprofit groups for funding. Then we evaluate the nominees and select the groups for our donations voting ballot. Each month, members are invited to decide how much money each group receives. As soon as we count the votes, we cut the checks.
We not only offer great services, we're also one of the most powerful citizen-action groups in the nation.
In every phone bill, we update you on vital issues and provide easy ways to speak out with a free call or a low-cost CitizenLetter® sent on our members’ behalf. We explain what’s at stake and encourage you to make your voice heard. Every month, our members generate over a million calls, letters and petition signatures to Congress, the White House and corporate leaders regarding decisions of public concern.
And that’s just part of the story. Through our online activism network, CREDO Action, we enable concerned citizens to speak out on the causes they care about. In the past year, Working Assets/CREDO members have sent millions of messages to targeted decision-makers and achieved important victories for our nation. Recently our members helped expand health coverage to millions of low-income kids, pressed for new rules to curb global warming emissions and added momentum to the marriage-equality movement.
For more on Working Assets and CREDO, call 800-668-9253. To sign up for one of our services, call 800-496-2942.