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Surf the web. Save the world.

Our mission at DollarUp is to make donating so easy that you can do it every day without changing your routine or breaking your budget.

With this in mind, we created DollarUp:Start – a new tool that helps raise money for some awesome charities.

Best of all – it’s completely FREE.

What is DollarUp:Start?

DollarUp:Start is an extension for your web browsers – you can think of it like a homepage. It works on phones, tablets, and computers.

Each time you open your favorite web browser, DollarUp:Start is displayed. Just like that, you’re helping raise money for charity!

Homepages are so 1999

These days most browsers do not use homepages. Instead, you’re probably familiar with New Tab pages.

We love the simplicity of these start screens, but we knew we could take that space and do something great with it. DollarUp:Start provides the same features (search + favorite sites) as well as a lightning-fast load time to get you browsing quickly – just the way you’re used to.

On Android, DollarUp:Start is packaged as an app. On iOS it’s a homescreen shortcut. On your desktop, it’s a browser extension. Regardless of platform, DollarUp:Start makes it easy and fast to get you browsing – and donating.

How are donations made?

DollarUp:Start displays clear, unobtrusive ads each time your browser opens. These ads will never be annoying, cause slowdowns, or block you from clicking where you need to. When ads are displayed, we collect money from our sponsors.

The proceeds from these ads are accumulated each day and donated to a charity within our network at the end of each month.

Really? I don’t believe you.

It’s ok to be skeptical! We are too – that’s why we work directly with each non-profit in our network. We want to be transparent, so each month we’ll post records of our donations to our website.

Note: DollarUp:Start is brand new (December 2016), so we don’t have any donations yet! However, we’ll update this post as soon as our first donations are made in the beginning of January.

How can I start?

It’s easy to set up, all you need to do is visit start.dollarup.org in each of your web browsers. The site will automatically detect your device and guide you through the setup process.

How else can I help?

Spread the word!

Share with friends, family, Facebook, Twitter, Christmas cards, snail mail – everywhere you can! The more people sign up and use it, the more we’ll be able to donate.

If you’d like to become a sponsor, shoot us an email to promote your app, website, blog, or other content. We’ll give you a shout-out and publish you to the start page of browsers all over the world. Best of all, your sponsorship will be going toward a great cause!

Note: While we’re getting up and running, you can get a full day sponsorship for as little as $5!


We are excited to expand DollarUp in a way that everyone can participate at no cost. If you have some extra pennies to spare, be sure to checkout our site to see how you can automatically donate your spare change each week.

Please let us know if you have any questions on Twitter @DollarUpDonate – we love hearing from you!