Generopolis is a new St. Louis-founded startup that believes absolutely everyone has the power to give generously to charity, from local businesses to passionate individual charity supporters.

Generopolis is a mashup of Groupon meets Facebook Swap ‘N Sell, where, instead of pocketing the cash from each sale, sellers select their favorite nonprofit to receive the proceeds. That means that all charity lovers can create good by doing exactly what they’re good at!

Individuals and businesses in the St. Louis metropolitan area can create a “for sale” listing or buy an item. When a buyer is ready to purchase, Generopolis makes each transaction easy, using PayPal for credit card payment and directing the proceeds* from the sale to the nonprofit beneficiary chosen by the seller. Buyers and sellers are connected through our built-in chat function to arrange for item pick-up or delivery.

Today, Generopolis is supporting St. Louis Metro-area nonprofits, and we would love to add your favorite one to the platform (501C3 status is required). If you have suggestions, we invite your comments on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or you can drop us a line at hello@generopolis.com.

Generopolis is grateful to you for partnering with us during our start-up phase, and we hope you’ll share what’s working – and what’s not – so that we can get better every day.

*With every item sale, proceeds are earmarked for the charity designated by the seller. Each quarter, Generopolis tallies up all dollars raised for each nonprofit beneficiary and directs the entire proceeds from each listing sale, minus a 10% + $.30 per listing service fee. This covers a portion of our costs to run Generopolis, including the credit card processing fees PayPal charges.