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Technology has allowed for a great deal of progress in our society. We are now able to communicate with each other in the blink of an eye, surf the web from tiny, pocket-sized supercomputers and so much more through the use of mobile applications, also known simply as “apps.” Apps are the lifeblood of the smartphone industry, and without them, we would not be able to accomplish several activities and tasks that have become standard.

One industry that has been affected by technology, and more specifically, mobile applications, is philanthropy. Here are a few of the best apps for philanthropy.

One Today

This application has the rare fortune of being backed by one of the world’s largest companies: Google. One Today, in short, is an application that attempts to expose its users to as many charities as possible. The app features a charitable organization every day, and if the user is inspired by said charity’s mission, then he or she can donate a dollar to support its cause. It even incorporates a social media aspect by allowing users to share charities with friends and match donations.


Budge takes the premise of donating to charity and turns it into an interactive game. With Budge, users can pose challenges or dares to friends, and if your challenge is completed, you donate money to a charity; if your friend cannot complete the challenge, then they must donate. Challenge your friend to a race or to give up unhealthy foods for a week and let your competitive side take over. Regardless of who loses, a charity will always win.

Donate A Photo

If you’re a social media user who absolutely loves apps like Instagram or Pinterest, then you may want to consider using Photo A Day. Created by Johnson and Johnson, the application puts an emphasis on sharing the wealth by sharing your photos. For every photo you donate, the multinational corporation will donate one US dollar to a charity of your choice. It’s a great way to make social media useful.

These applications utilize today’s technology and allow everyone to become philanthropists in one way or another. And these are nowhere near all of the apps available for charity. Make sure to try these out and look for a few other useful apps.