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How it Works

A Real-World Example

A participating consumer (a "donor"), shopping at her favorite store, uses her Community Link Credit Card to make a purchase. Nothing noticeably different occurs during the transaction -- the purchase price is the same as for other customers. The usual sales slip is presented for signature. However, just by signing her name, she has authorized a donation to go to the local homeless shelter -- an important charity to her and her family.

Because of an automatic rebate provided by the issuing bank, she will not be billed for the donation, and the merchant is not incurring extra costs for her purchase. At the end of the year, she will receive a statement from Community Link Foundation listing the charities to which she has given funds and the amount available for a tax deduction.

How it Works