Round Up & Donate

The Basics

Currently on Android devices, Round Up & Donate is a feature that allows you to round up each of your ride fares to the nearest whole dollar and then donate the difference to a charity of choice.

For example, if you have a $12.75 fare, Lyft will round up the total to $13. That difference of $0.25 will then be donated to a worthy cause.

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How to turn Round Up & Donate on or off

Turn on:

  1. Open the Lyft app and tap the picture in the top left corner
  2. Tap “Settings”
  3. Tap “Round Up & Donate” and select a charity
  4. Tap a charity to get more details
  5. Tap “Start donating” to turn on Round Up & Donate for that charity

Turn off:

  1. Open the Lyft app and tap the picture in the top left corner
  2. Tap ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘Round Up & Donate’
  4. Tap your previously selected charity, then tap ‘Stop’

Qualifying Rides for Round Up & Donate

After turning on Round Up & Donate, almost all of your rides will be rounded up to the next dollar amount. There are only a few exceptions.

Rides that don’t qualify for Round Up & Donate include:

  • Rides taken on business profiles
  • Rides paid for in full with Lyft gift cards or promo codes
  • Rides with a even fare amount. For example, a ride fare amount that is $10.00 won’t round up.
  • When you share a ride and use ‘Split Pay’

Frequently asked questions

Which charity can I to donate to? To see our featured charity, open the Lyft app and tap your picture in the top left corner. Tap 'Settings,' then tap 'Round Up & Donate' to view charities.

Can I choose a different charity for my donation? Right now we only have one charity option, but stay tuned for more charity selections in the coming months!

Where can I see my donations? All donations appear on your emailed ride receipts and in your ride history. Donations aren’t included in up-front prices.

I want to recommend my cause as a charitable option. Who can I talk with? Visit http://get.lyft.com/lyftone/ and submit your info. We’ll be in touch if the opportunity is a fit.

Are the donations tax deductible? This will depend on the charity. If the organization qualifies for tax deductions, then so will the donation. You will be able to see your donation amount on each ride receipt after enabling the feature. We'll send you an annual report with all your tax deductible donations for tax purposes.

Am I forced to donate? You’ll never be forced to donate and can choose to turn the feature on or off in the ‘Settings’ section.

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