welcome to inLieu

the app changing the way we think of giving

inLieu…the first social giving app.

three ways to give:

Give inLieu of a Gift

Support your friends by supporting their cause. Donate to their favorite charity in lieu of a traditional gift.

Donate Directly

Donate directly to your favorite nonprofit. Search 1.6 million nonprofits through GuideStar.

Create an Event

Create an invitation to any event (real or virtual) that directs your guests to donate to any nonprofit of your choice.

How do you inLieu?

why inLieu?

inLieu was created to fill a gap between material gift giving and donating to the causes we love. The perfect gift for any occasion – a simple thank you, graduation, host, or wedding gift, or for no occasion at all.  inLieu is giving us the opportunity to participate in changing the world, one gift at a time. You can also save your favorite charities to your profile, making it even easier for your friends to give to the causes you love.  inLieu provides access to over 1.6 million nonprofits through GuideStar.  Never pay more than a flat $1 administrative fee with your donation (this does not include the standard credit card processing fees).  Next time you feel the need to purchase a candle or bottle of wine, or you want to create a fun opportunity to give back for a special occasion, simply download inLieu and start giving!

heather powell

“The best good karma app, ever. Honor everyone in your world from friends, family, colleagues, service workers, boards of directors to babysitters with a direct donation to their their favorite charity. It’s easy, efficient and is the gift that can keep on giving. If we share the gift of instant giving together, we can make a difference!”

brendan goodrich

“I use inLieu to give gifts for birthdays or special occasions, especially for people far away. No one likes getting something they’ll never use, and I don’t like giving something that a friend or family member will never use and feel burdened by. This is a much more meaningful gift, especially because I can give to a nonprofit that speaks to a friend’s interests.”

holland taylor

“Brilliant, soulful, useful app now at the App Store- inLieu. You can make donations to friends’ causes in their name on the way to dinner- they’ll hear about it before you get there! Or give directly to one of 1.8 million listed non profits. Effortless. Delightful. Smart. GOOD.”

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