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 the things they do every day. Each time our members use one of our services — CREDO Mobile,
CREDO Long Distance and the Working Assets credit card — we automatically send a donation to nonprofit groups working for peace, human rights and the environment. To date we've raised more than $72 million for groups
like Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. 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 call with us, we donate 1% of your monthly charges to the nonprofits we support. Each time you make a purchase with our credit card, we donate 10 cents. These contributions are made at no extra cost to you.
The donations we generate go to nonprofit organizations working for civil rights, economic and social justice, voting rights, peace and international freedom, and the environment. Learn more about the groups we're
supporting this year.
Who decides where the money goes? Our members play an important part. Every year we ask our members to nominate nonprofit groups for funding. We evaluate the nominees and, together with our board of directors,
select the groups for our annual ballot. Members are then invited to decide how much money each group receives.
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 advocacy letter 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 critical 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.
To further strengthen our democracy in the run-up to the 2008 election, we helped 2.5 million Americans register to vote and organized our landmark Election Protection program of volunteers, who fanned out across the
U.S. to monitor polls and guarantee free and fair elections.
For more on Working Assets and CREDO, call 800-668-9253. To sign up for one of our services, call 800-496-2942.