In addition to the Green America credit card, there are many socially responsible credit cards to choose from. These cards are issued by TCM Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). ICBA supports more than 50,000 community banks in the U.S. and "works to promote an environment where community banks flourish."
Socially Responsible Credit Cards
The Green America Visa, from TCM Bank, supports Green America's green-economy programs. Use this card to direct a portion of every purchase toward Green America's work to build fair tradings systems, advance clean energy, get GMOs out of our food supply, and support green businesses.
The Amazon Watch Visa helps protect the rainforest. Amazon Watch works directly with indigenous communities and at the regional and international levels to protect ecologically and culturally sensitive ecosystems in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
|International Living Future Institute's Affinity Card is a Visa Platinum credit card that works to redefine the green building movement. This partnership ensures that a percentage of every purchase made using this card furthers ILFI’s mission to offer green building and infrastructure solutions that help create a better world.||The Salmon Nation Visa directs a percentage of its income to growing environmental stewardship of “Salmon Nation,” a bio-region from Alaska to Oregon.|
Socially Responsible Financial Institutions
The following financial institutions are certified by Green America’s Green Business Network, and offer similar credit cards that support a mission to lift up vulnerable communities.
|Hope Federal Credit Union VISA Hope has worked for decades to improve lives in the Mid-South. You must be a member of HOPE to apply for the VISA, and please contact HOPE to see if you are eligible for membership.||Sunrise Banks is certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation only given to 90 banks nationwide. They offer many options for a conscious credit card. The Sunrise card is issued with Elan Financial, which is a subsidiary of US Bank.|