You can now use Apple Pay to donate to your favorite charities

Apple has announced that Apple Pay now supports charitable donations.

It's now easier than ever to give to your favorite nonprofit charity right from your iPhone. Just as with many online retail locations, organizations such as UNICEF and charity: water now offer the option to pay for your donation with Apple Pay.

From Apple:

"We're making it incredibly easy to give back with Apple Pay," said Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of Apple Pay. "Websites and apps tell us they see twice as many people actually completing a purchase with Apple Pay than with other payment methods. We think offering such a simple and secure way to support the incredible work nonprofits do will have a significant impact on the communities they serve."

The following charity organizations have added Apple Pay support today:

  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • charity: water
  • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
  • COPD Foundation
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Feeding America
  • GlobalGiving
  • International Rescue Committee
  • (RED)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Save the Children
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Water Project
  • WNET
  • World Vision
  • WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

American Cancer Society, CARE,, PBS, and United Way will also offer support for Apple Pay "soon," though exact dates were not announced.