Non-profits distribute the GRI Community Card to
their supporters with instructions on how to activate them on-line. The cards are free of charge and, once activated,
cardholders are provided with a list of local merchants who are participating in the program. These local businesses
have agreed to donate a percentage of card related sales, typically between 5% and 15%, each time the card is presented.
Merchants simply scan the card and contributions are automatically calculated based on the transaction total.
One hundred percent (100%) of the donations are transferred to the non-profit electronically at the end of each quarter. Many
merchants offer incentives directly to the cardholders too so it is a win-win-win program. Donations for the non-profit,
added revenue and customer loyalty for businesses and savings for the cardholder.