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Apple Pay Can Now be Used to Donate to Nonprofits

Along with an iOS device, the payment system also works through Safari via macOS Sierra
November 14, 2016

Just in time for the holiday giving season, Apple is making it even easier for anyone to donate to a nonprofit organization. Anyone can now use Apple Pay to donate to 19 worthy charitable causes.

A growing list

A growing list
Apple Pay on the web launched with macOS Sierra in September.

Apple Pay on the web launched with macOS Sierra in September.

Here’s the complete list of nonprofits that can now take donations via Apple Pay.

  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • charity: water
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • COPD Foundation
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Feeding America
  • GlobalGiving
  • International Rescue Committee
  • (RED)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Save the Children
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Water Project
  • WNET
  • World Vision
  • WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

That list will continue to grow as the American Cancer Society, CARE,, PBS and its local stations, and United Way will soon accept Apple Pay donations.

“We’re making it incredibly easy to give back with Apple Pay,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay. “Websites and apps tell us they see twice as many people actually completing a purchase with Apple Pay than with other payment methods. We think offering such a simple and secure way to support the incredible work nonprofits do will have a significant impact on the communities they serve.”

Apple Pay can be used both on a compatible iOS device or through Apple Pay on the web with Safari through macOS Sierra.

With charitable giving apparently on the decline, it’s great to see Apple make it simple and easy for nonprofits to accept a donation.