Fight Global Poverty Using NFTs
If you want to use NFTs to fight global poverty, The Life You Can Save can help.
As NFTs have exploded in popularity, participants in this world have shown remarkable willingness to leverage their art in support of charitable causes, including The Life You Can Save. We want to build on this progress and make it easy for NFT artists, communities, collectors, and platforms to channel their generosity to make a real difference in the lives of people living in extreme poverty.
We’re grateful to the NFT communities that have already donated to support our work. You can join them by donating NFTs, drop proceeds, or the proceeds of an NFT you’ve already sold to benefit The Life You Can Save or any or our recommended charities. You can also check us out on the DoingGud platform, where The Life You Can Save is already set up. Donating NFTs may come with tax advantages; we invite you to learn more through Crypto for Charity’s guide on this topic and by discussing with a knowledgeable tax professional.
We’re also eager to work with artists who want to sell their work through other platforms or who want to set up smart contracts that benefit The Life You Can Save (for example a smart contract that donates a percentage every time an NFT is minted). NFTs offer many creative ways to support good causes: our founder Peter Singer even turned his groundbreaking essay Famine, Affluence, and Morality into an NFT, and donated the proceeds to us! His NFT now lives alongside several CryptoPunks and a Bored Ape in the collection of Mick Hagen, founder of Hightop.
If you or your community want your donation to go to a specific cause, we can work with you to select one of our recommended charities that’s doing the type of work you’re passionate about. These nonprofits work in areas like reducing childhood mortality, broadening access to maternal health, improving availability to key nutrients and clean water, and creating sustainable livelihoods for people in need. Across all these causes and more, we can help you find highly cost-effective nonprofits using evidence-based programs to help the global poor, so you can be confident your money will be put to good use.
Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about how you can use NFTs for good. We’d also love to hear from you if you want to explore creative new ideas to use NFTs in the non-profit sector, like designing NFTs that communicate a donor’s charitable impact.