About the Pledge
The Crypto Giving Pledge is a yearly commitment to donate 1% or more of your crypto holdings to charity.
Who can Join
Everyone. No matter your net worth or the size of your bag, signing The Crypto Giving Pledge puts your in our “1%.”
Ready to take The Pledge?
Make a difference with crypto by joining the crypto philanthropy movement.
What is The Crypto Giving Pledge?
Who can join?
Sign your Name
Join us in making crypto users the most generous community on the planet! The Crypto Giving Pledge is open to all individuals and companies.
Complete this short form to express your interest in taking The Crypto Giving Pledge.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Join
What is The Crypto Giving Pledge?
The Crypto Giving Pledge is a commitment to donate 1% or more of your crypto holdings to charitable organizations each year. Our aim is to build a community of generous individuals and companies that make a powerful social impact through crypto philanthropy.
We, The Giving Block and The Crypto Giving Pledge Founders Circle, invite you to join our philanthropic movement by donating at least 1% of your crypto to charity annually.
How is cryptocurrency related to the Pledge?
The Crypto Giving Pledge is a grassroots effort to develop the philanthropic potential of the entire crypto community. If each crypto user today (based on $2 trillion market cap) gave away 1% of their crypto, that would mean more than $20 billion in gifts to support charitable causes. Meanwhile, nonprofits organizations have discovered that accepting crypto donations is easy, secure, and quick, and it also allows them to connect with the world’s fastest-growing donor demographic.
A recent report from Bank of America suggested that it was “only the first inning” for crypto. Based on the rising market value and mainstream adoption, we believe that crypto can become the most charitable industry in the world.
What is The Giving Block?
The Giving Block makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits. It empowers mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto to achieve their mission. The Giving Block goes beyond simply providing a service for nonprofits: it fosters a culture of crypto philanthropy through partnerships, fundraising campaigns, and initiatives like The Crypto Giving Pledge.
Who is a member of the Founders Circle?
At 19 members strong, The Crypto Giving Pledge’s Founders Circle are among today’s leaders in the fast-growing crypto philanthropy movement. Each founding individual and organization has an innate sense of responsibility to help make the world a better place, and to inspire others in the global crypto community to give charitably. View the Founders Circle membership.
What is the Pledge trying to accomplish?
Through the collective generosity of The Crypto Giving Pledge members, we aim to:
- Help better the world by supporting impactful nonprofit organizations, foundations, charities, and faith-based organizations through cryptocurrency
- Aid in the effort to bring cryptocurrency adoption to the mainstream, by demonstrating the large-scale philanthropic impact of the global crypto community
- Inspire millions, from crypto OGs to NFT artists to blockchain companies, to join together in an effort to make generosity one of the main pillars of crypto culture
Is there a list of all signatories?
Yes, here’s where you can view the full list.
How does the Crypto Giving Pledge work?
The Crypto Giving Pledge is a commitment taken by all signatories. Membership is public, but relies on the honor system—if you pledge to donate 1% of your crypto to charity, we trust you to uphold that commitment.
There are several options for donating your crypto directly to a nonprofit organization or cause-related fund that distributes a pot of donations evenly across several charities. You can browse a list of crypto-friendly nonprofits or look through our cause-related funds.
Why should I join the Pledge?
Whether you take the pledge under your legal name or a pseudonym, membership is public and shows your commitment to supporting organizations that aim to make a positive social impact. By giving away a portion of your crypto, you’re also demonstrating civic responsibility and leading by example for the entire crypto community. In addition, many individuals are able to lower their taxes by donating crypto to charitable organizations.
Can anyone join? Do I have to donate a certain amount of crypto?
Membership is open to all—just pledge once, and commit to giving 1% each year. Unlike other exclusive giving pledges, there is no minimum donation amount required to join.
Once I join, what is required?
Joining the pledge is a one-time event, but beyond the donation, you can be as involved as you’d like. Some of the members are staying quiet while others are publicly announcing their donations and encouraging their audience to join them in making donations. Signatories should be willing to commit to donating 1% in their first year and beyond.
When do I have to make a gift?
JMembers are required to make their charitable gift by December 31 of each year. However, we recognize that for some, calculating 1% of your crypto is a moving target so we understand why many members will choose to donate portions throughout the year or make one lump sum donation in December.
How do I take The Pledge?
Complete a short interest form to indicate your interest in signing The Crypto Giving Pledge. Upon receiving your interest, our team will reach out to you about membership details and next steps.