Why Donate Bitcoin

by | Jul 24, 2021

Why donate cryptocurrency?

Lower Taxes.

When you donate Bitcoin and other crypto, you generally owe no capital gains tax. In other words, donating crypto is better for your balance sheet.

Why donate via The Giving Block?


We are not a passthrough. Our nonprofits have their own accounts, and actively promote their cryptocurrency fundraising.

how do I do this?

Start Small.

Click the “Donate” button and make a small test transaction to any of our nonprofits. You’ll get a tax receipt. Then give big when you’re ready!

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Meet the crypto-friendly nonprofits you can support by donating bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies here:

Why Do People Donate Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies to Nonprofits?

In the last few years, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies have been donated to charities, whether it’s large anonymous Bitcoin donations like the Pineapple Fund, to thousands of small individual donations – cryptocurrency donations are on the rise.

Here are some of the many reasons why individuals and organizations donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and more to nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world:

Donating Cryptocurrency Is Tax Efficient for Cryptocurrency HODLers

Donating cryptocurrency like Bitcoin to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations is tax deductible* in the United States (and donating cryptocurrency in other countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) helping donors reduce their tax obligations while supporting organizations whose missions they care deeply about.

If you have to transfer to another cryptocurrency or to fiat prior to donating, you lose the full tax benefit of donating directly to a nonprofit in cryptocurrency. From a tax perspective, this is very similar to if your were to donate appreciated stocks to a nonprofit.

Donating Cryptocurrency Demonstrates Your Corporate Social Responsibility

Making a financial donation in the form of cryptocurrency is one of the simplest ways that a blockchain or cryptocurrency company can demonstrate it’s corporate social responsibility and values to the world.

By supporting a nonprofit that aligns with your organization, or your founders values, you are saying to the world that you care, and you are willing to put your money where your mouth is when it comes to social good. Many organisations like to use the phrase “Blockchain for Social Good”

Donating Cryptocurrency Drives the Adoption of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

We think that having ordinary people and organizations accepting and using cryptocurrency is exactly what it needs in order for it to become mainstream. Don’t just HODL, GIVE! By donating to nonprofits you ensure that they have open cryptocurrency wallets, and are actively engaged with the cryptocurrency community. The more nonprofits that accept cryptocurrency the more widespread its use will become.

Donating Cryptocurrency to Nonprofits is Quick, Easy & Convenient

Sending cryptocurrency is easier than punching in a credit card. When charities are setup to accept your favorite cryptocurrency, its as easy as finding their donation page that hosts a TGB donation widget, filling out your donation amount and using their unique wallet address or QR code to complete the transaction. A tax receipt will be emailed to you once it’s all done, and you can rest easy knowing you donated your Bitcoin to support a nonprofit whose mission you support! Click the button below to see our list of charities accepting cryptocurrency donations like Bitcoin.

*The Giving Block are not financial advisors or accountants. For up to date and accurate information regarding cryptocurrency donations and their tax status please consult with your accountant, attorney or financial advisor.

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