Telos is the Greek word for “purpose” or “goal”

We chose the name because our company seeks to make a difference in the world by empowering businesses to serve a higher purpose. In partnering with merchants who share this ethic, we transform everyday commerce into a powerful fundraising tool for nonprofits doing meaningful work around the world.

It started with a question.

Telos was founded by an entrepreneur with a background in merchant services and nonprofit development. After selling his share of a payment processing company in 2007, Telos founder, Wyatt Worden, became Director of Development for an international nonprofit. His diverse experience inspired him to create a way for businesses to sustainably support charitable works.

That’s when he asked himself the question:

Since payment processing fees are already a cost of doing business, how can they be put to better use?

The answer is Telos.

Telos exists to help merchants and consumers act as change agents. When you process with Telos, giving back becomes part of your business model. You simply select a charity, continue to process cards as usual, and Telos gives 50% of its profits to that organization on your behalf.

No games. No gimmicks. No extra costs.

Best of all, we do it without burdening you with setup fees, additional processing costs, cancellation fees, or additional reporting requirements. It’s just better business for the greater good.


Contact us to get started.