Coin Up: The Mobile Donation App Review

The Coin Up App  is one of the first mobile donation apps approved for Apple’s app store. The Coin Up App allows users to channel their virtual spare change to qualified nonprofits, and see the real impact their donations make for a cause. Users of Coin Up can round up their transactions on any credit or debit card and direct the funds to an organization of their choice on the app – making an impact on the go every month.

Recently Coin Up’s CEO, Leena Patidar, accepted the “2017 Start Up Tech of the Year” Pinnacle Award from Athena San Diego, a prestigious women’s organization supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Patidar is thrilled to be recognized by a group of dynamic women leaders that set the pace of STEM in San Diego. Of course, the 700 members of the audience were encouraged to download the Coin Up mobile donation app ( so they could start steering their virtual pocket change to the numerous non-profits that have partnered with Coin Up, including Athena of San Diego.

“Getting this recognition from Athena was such a powerful affirmation for me and the success of Coin Up,” Patidar said. “I can’t thank the women behind Athena enough. The experience and award help me reflect on the importance of building a company like Coin Up that is authentic and transparent in our giving environment.” As the Coin Up App continues to grow, so does its giving power with almost 150 national and regional charities. Coin Up App users are empowered to make a difference in the world with every purchase, a nickel and dime at a time.

I decided to try it out and see how this new app works that is changing the way we donate to causes. It was pretty simple to find and download for free from the Apple App store. After downloading, I created an account that took seconds to fill out. The next screen is the three step process which includes putting your payment information to register to donate to a specific charity.

After that pick your charity either by category, zip code, or name. Once you’ve picked your charity all you do next is go through the payment process and then your transaction is complete. It’s that easy!

Some of the organizations that have Coined Up include Crescent Moon Foundation, founded by NFL Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon to provide for the educational pursuits of children that are most in need; Hire Heroes USA offering free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to more than a thousand U.S. military members and their spouses each week; Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation improving the care, quality of life, and survival rates of children with malignant diseases; and Heifer International whose mission is to end hunger and poverty around the world. 

I think this donation app is genius and very easy to use! I hopeto see the Coin Up App  add more charities throughout the year. Download the app today or visit the web app to make YOUR change in the world:

About Coin Up:

Coin Up is an innovative mobile app that provides a platform for donors to give to their favorite charitable causes effortlessly. Once downloaded and registered, the app will round up everyday purchases made on your credit card or debit card to the nearest dollar and send the “spare change” to the person’s chosen charities each month. The app is free to download and has been designed to help people give to charities they are passionate about, making it easy for their spare change to have a major impact. Coin Up’s mission is to create a society that engages in charitable giving through the convenience of everyday transactions. For more information on Coin Up, visit the site at: YOUR CHANGE. YOUR IMPACT @CoinUpApp


Source: Coin Up, Pinnacle Awards