10 Apps for Social Good #socialgood

Using smart phone apps for social good is an easy way to give back to nonprofits and to make a difference. Here are 10 apps for social good:

apps for social good

  1. Donate a Photo Add a photo each day using this app and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to a cause of your choice. Some examples of the nonprofits are Shot Life, Save the Children and Water.org. You can take a photo or use one from your camera roll. This is such a simple way to help others. (iPhone and Android)
  2. Charity Miles This is one of the most popular social good apps as it has won the SXSW Dewey Wilburne Interactive Award and is in the running for a Webby Award. You choose a nonprofit, turn on the app and run, walk, ride a bike or even go roller skating. Using the built in GPS on your phone, Charity Miles measures how far you’ve gone. Donations are 25 cents per mile for walking or running and 10 cents for biking. (iPhone and Android)
  3. Feedie Take and share photos of food to donate one meal to the Lunchbox Fund. The problems with this app is that you have to dine at participating restaurants of which there are very few and you have to take the time to share on Foursquare, Twitter, etc.  (iPhone only)
  4. Instead  Do something such as packing a lunch instead of dining out or brewing your own coffee instead of buying a cup. With each action, you can make donation to a charity of your choice based on what you’ve given up (iPhone and Android)
  5. One Today  Learn about nonprofits through this app. Make a $1 donation per day to the featured charity. Share your favorite nonprofits’ project on social media channels with the purpose of bringing attention and bringing in more donations. No need to donate daily. It’s your choice. (Android only)
  6. Give a Heart to Charity Another app where you can make a donation to a nonprofit of your choice, which are listed by category. Want to earn money to donate, play the Hearts game. There are not many nonprofits included, but you can email a suggestion directly from the app. (iPhone and Android)
  7. Shoparoo A fundraising app, designate a school and take a photo of a grocery store receipt. Depending on the amount you’ve spent Shoparoo donates money to your school. Schools do need to sign up to collect funds. This can also be used for some nonprofits. (iPhone and Android
  8. Transfair USA Fair Trade Finder App Allows you to find and share fair trade products. Unfortunately there are very negative reviews for this app. Perhaps we can get in touch with the developers to fix the bugs in this app. (Android)
  9. Power Sleep App  Set your alarm while you sleep and donate data to the Samsung Austria and the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Life Sciences. They use it to research Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. (Android)
  10. Mobile Giving Foundation  Although not an app, this organization assists nonprofits to accept donations via smartphones. They are actually”a link between a charitable giving campaign, the wireless industry and the 280 million wireless users in the US.” On their website, you can find a long list of nonprofits, their keywords and codes to make donations via text.

Social good apps are a way to help nonprofits by making donations and bringing awareness to their causes. Websites for social good work as well.

Want to add any apps for social good?


The following two tabs change content below.

Connie Roberts

Professional Blogger
Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

Latest posts by Connie Roberts (see all)

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.

I may receive monetary compensation or other types of compensation for my endorsement, recommendation, and links to any products or services from this blog. This site may contain affiliate marketing links, which means I may receive a commission on sales of those products or services that we write about. The editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. I always provide you with my own thoughts, concerns, and recommendations about the subject matter on this blog. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.