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.

CREDO Action

CREDO Action organizes for progressive change. We mobilize millions of activists to speak out and pressure decision-makers from the local to the national levels. Our customers and members have generated hundreds of millions of petition signatures and tens of millions of phone calls to key decision-makers across the country. Hundreds of thousands of CREDO members have poured into the streets to participate in hundreds of protests and rallies that CREDO staff have helped organize. As a result, our members have helped win historic victories for peace, women’s rights, environmental protection and economic justice.

Read our 2018 Activism Report: CREDO in 2018: Protect. Resist. Counter.

CREDO Donations

Every CREDO customer is a philanthropist. Every CREDO product creates change. Whenever you use our mobile, energy, long distance or credit card services, you contribute to our mission of progressive social action. That’s because we donate a portion of our revenue—whose distribution is voted on monthly by our members—to progressive nonprofit groups working on key issues like women’s rights, the environment, peace and social justice. Since 1985, we’ve donated over $87 million, with the total growing by millions each year.

Who We Fund

CREDO Donations

At a Glance

$87,000,000

donated since 1985

5.9M

CREDO activists

34 Years

in business

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What We
Stand For

CREDO believes we all need to live our values.
That’s why, since day one, we’ve donated a portion of our revenue to progressive causes — over $87 million since our founding in 1985. CREDO members who use our products and services are the reason we’re able to make these donations. And members’ votes determine how we distribute the funds to the groups we support.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peace

    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.

  • THANK YOU FROM OUR GRANTEES

    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

  • THANK YOU FROM OUR GRANTEES

    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

  • THANK YOU FROM OUR GRANTEES

    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