Sixpence Features Explained

Everything you need to know about roundups, how they work, and other features as they roll out.

What are Roundups?

With Roundups, Sixpence enables you to support the things you care about with change on top of your daily purchases.

Imagine you were to pay for something with cash, get the change, and put that change in a donation jar. Roundups are basically like that, except it works with your cards and the change goes to whatever change jar(s) you’ve already selected.

$3.50 for a coffee? 50c to the cause(s) you support. It’s

How do Roundups work?

In order to start rounding up to a “change jar” in a Sixpence community, you need to first connect the cards you’d like to track roundups on and the bank account you’d like to designate as your Funding Source.

You can connect as many cards as you’d like, credit or debit. When you make any purchase on a connected card, we’ll calculate your roundup and add it to a running tally.

Every time your roundup tally passes $5, we transfer your balance from your Funding Source to the change jar(s) you’re supporting. You can see that balance on your profile at any time.

Is this safe? How is my information secured?

Sixpence utilizes Plaid to connect your bank account. We do not store any of your sensitive data or banking information on our servers and Plaid keeps your information safe with bank-level 256-bit encryption security.

You can read more about how Plaid keeps your data secure here.Other names you may be familiar with, who also utilize Plaid: Venmo, Acorns, American Express

Can I limit Roundups? How do I turn them off?

When you first link your cards, you can set a monthly cap, which can also be adjusted in your Settings. Your roundups each month will never pass this cap.

If you want to temporarily stop roundups, you can toggle them off in your Settings as well.

You can also cancel support for individual “change jars” at any point.

Why Roundup? Why not just give directly?

We came up with Sixpence after struggling on the sides of both giving and fundraising ourselves. We needed something more routine, but also an accessible starting point.

Our goal is to help you make financial participation with your community into a routine part of your life. The amount doesn’t matter. The participation does. This helps to keep that participation steady.

How cool is it that you can now tie your everyday life to the community circles you care about most?