Karmalize helps people spread good karma by supporting socially impactful businesses that are making the world a better place.
We do this through a mobile and web app that lets people:
Ultimately we want to help socially impactful businesses thrive and continue make the world a better place, but we are not a shopping app. We encourage you to vote with your wallet online and offline with these businesses, and our role is make you aware of them so that you can do so.
Beyond voting with your wallet, you can also help socially impactful businesses by spreading the word on their behalf. Write a review, share with your friends, and suggest businesses that we don't yet know.
No, we are a 100% crowdsourced app and rely on people like you to suggest businesses for everyone to support. We don't upload businesses from arbitrary lists and databases. Every business listed here was personally suggested by someone who knew them and believed in their story.
No, we are a Public Benefit Corporation and provide this app as a free service for all users.
From the home page, there's three ways to search for businesses:
The social causes we provide are based in part on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a “common global language and plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity, by enabling the collective power of individuals worldwide now and into the future". We've also added communities that have historically been underserved or disadvantaged simply because of who they represent. The social causes are organized into three main groups:
Sustainability – promote sustainable practices for a healthy planet and future generations
Equality – reduce inequality within and among countries
Human Rights – ensure basic rights and freedoms for all people based on universal shared values
The official United Nations Sustainable Development Goals website provides a definition, overview, targets, indicators, annual progress information for each goal.
Here's a suggested reading list organized by SDG to learn more about underlying social issues.
Every business on Karmalize has a detailed page dedicated to information only about that business. Near the top of the page is a section showing their review score. When you click the link labeled “Add A Review", you'll be able to leave a review which includes:
Yes! While Yelp reviews can tell you lots about the food experience (e.g. price, offers delivery, takes reservations, outdoor seating) or the service experience (e.g. fast response, virtual consultations), they tell you very little about their impact on the world around us.
That’s where your Karmalize review comes in. We’re looking to support businesses that make the world a better place. Tell us how the business is making an impact in the people, the neighborhood, the city, or social causes and issues around them. Tell us how the business is owned or run by people who represent a community we should all do more to support. Tell us how supporting them will make our world better!
Above all, treat everyone with respect and use your voice with honesty and authenticity. We all benefit when there’s diversity of opinions, but this means that not all reviews will be agreeable to everyone. Nevertheless, we welcome all opinions and ask you to observe these guidelines to maintain a positive environment for all users:
If you see any review that appears to be in violation of these guidelines, please Contact Us. We reserve the right to remove a review for any reason at any time.
Every business on Karmalize has a detailed page dedicated to information only about that business. Near the top of the page is a link labeled “Share", from which you'll be able to share a link to this business via:
Yes! Every business on Karmalize has a detailed page dedicated to information only about that business. At the bottom of each review, there's a link labeled “Share", from which you'll be able to share a link to this review via:
We are a 100% crowdsourced app and rely on people like you to suggest businesses for everyone to support. We don't upload businesses from arbitrary lists and databases. Every business listed here was personally suggested by someone who knew them and believed in their story.
At the top of every page is a link to “Suggest A Business", from which you'll be provided a form to fill out:
You can suggest up to five businesses on this form.
Alternatively, for your convenience, you can instead upload a picture of the business as long as it has enough information to identify them (e.g. their storefront, logo, restaurant menu, ad, news story etc.).
If you are not already registered on Karmalize, we will create a new account and email your user credential to you. These user credentials are needed only when you wish to write a review for a business.