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Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions for nonprofits on how to accept non-cash donations of stocks and cryptocurrencies, as well as FAQs for stock and crypto donors.

Nonprofits & Charities

Why should my nonprofit accept donations of non-cash assets like stocks?

Modern donors of all kinds want to maximize their tax savings through charitable giving. By accepting non-cash asset donations like stocks, your nonprofit can interest more donors in supporting your cause while diversifying your revenue streams.

Why do nonprofits accept crypto donations?

Crypto adoption has skyrocketed over the past decade, with Millennials leading the way in global crypto usage. Crypto donations have become a popular way for younger donors to support causes they care about. Check out our free guide about cryptocurrency donors.

How can my nonprofit accept crypto donations?

Accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations is easy once your organization is set up to accept them. Want the best product and top strategic support for accepting crypto donations? Learn about The Giving Block’s crypto fundraising solution for nonprofits.

Which cryptocurrencies are donated the most?

In 2021, Ethereum, Bitcoin and USDC were the most popular cryptocurrencies to donate to nonprofits using The Giving Block. While Bitcoin used to be the dominant cryptocurrency for charitable giving, the crypto philanthropy landscape has become more diverse over time.

How much cryptocurrency is donated each year?

Donors gave more than $300 Million in cryptocurrency donations to charities in 2021.

How many people use cryptocurrency?

There are currently about 59,100,000 cryptocurrency users in the US and 295,000,000 globally. The number of cryptocurrency users has increased exponentially from 2017 to 2022.

How can my nonprofit get started with The Giving Block?

Our team is ready to assist you. Find out more about the #1 cryptocurrency fundraising solution for nonprofits by getting started with a free demo.


How do I donate to charity?

You can donate stocks, cryptocurrencies, and via credit card by going to There you search through our 2,000+ nonprofits or donate directly to one of our Impact Index Funds, which will split your donation amongst numerous nonprofits aligned with a particular cause.

What are the tax benefits of donating crypto and stock?

Donating non-cash assets like cryptocurrency and stock can be highly tax-efficient. The IRS treats these assets as property for tax purposes, so any appreciated stock or crypto held for at least a year that is donated to a registered charity will not be subject to capital gain tax, which can be as high as 20%.

In some cases, these donations can also qualify for a charitable dedication on your tax returns. The result is often a big boost in tax savings for you, and more to give in support of your favorite causes. Learn more about the tax benefits on our tax resources center.

Can I donate anonymously and still get a tax receipt?

With us, you can. We have an option for donors to submit only an email in order to receive an automatic donation receipt that can be used for tax filing purposes. This option is not supported by all of our nonprofits, but most of them allow anonymous donations. 

Can I donate a major gift?

Yes. Our Private Client Services team is designed to help you turn your non-cash assets into impact-optimized, tax-efficient charitable gifts.

Our white-glove donor services can structure your major gift to support one charity or multiple causes and ensure best execution so more money goes to those in need — no DAF required. You’ll also have access to our network of accountants, appraisers and other specialized professional service providers.

Have questions or require assistance with your crypto or stock donations?

Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about using our donation platform or any other questions about donating crypto and stocks. Contact us at [email protected].

About The Giving Block

Backed by Shift4, a publicly-traded company, The Giving Block makes fundraising diverse assets like cards, stocks, and crypto easy for nonprofits. Since 2018, The Giving Block has empowered mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to achieve their mission through innovation and by accepting the preferred assets held and donated by modern philanthropists.