Donate Crypto to The Life You Can Save… and Double Your Impact!
Donating cryptocurrency is a great way to support The Life You Can Save itself or any of the nonprofits we recommend. Our cryptocurrency donations are processed through The Giving Block, and you can currently donate a wide variety of cryptocurrencies to help save and improve lives around the world.
How can I donate cryptocurrency to The Life You Can Save?
You can make a safe, easy, and fast donation of cryptocurrency using the widget on this page. Just follow this quick four-step process:
- Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount
- In the “Donate Notes” field of the widget, indicate whether you’d like your gift to go to one or all of our recommended charities (or leave this field blank to support The Life You Can Save itself). See the “How can my crypto donation help people in extreme poverty?” section for a full list of giving options.
- Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously)
- Make your gift!
Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. You can use this confirmation of your donation to claim any tax relief you are legally entitled to.
Cryptocurrency donations to The Life You Can Save are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block.
How can my crypto donation help people in extreme poverty?
You can use the widget on this page to make your cryptocurrency gift and specify which organizations you would like your gift to support.
Donate to The Life You Can Save Itself: To make a cryptocurrency gift in support of The Life You Can Save’s operations, write “The Life You Can Save” in the “Donation Notes” field or simply leave the “Donation Notes” field blank. Supporting The Life You Can Save’s operations can be a great way to multiply the impact of your gift: over the past three years, we’ve raised an average of $17 for our recommended charities for each dollar we have spent on our own operations.
Donate to One of Our Recommended Charities: To make a cryptocurrency gift to one of our recommended charities, simply specify the name of that charity in the “Donation Notes” field.
Specific charities you can donate cryptocurrency to:
- Against Malaria Foundation
- Clean Air Task Force
- Development Media International
- Equalize Health (formerly D-Rev)
- Evergreen Collaborative
- Evidence Action
- Fistula Foundation
- Fred Hollows Foundation
- GAIN’s Salt Iodization Program
- Helen Keller International’s Vitamin A Supplementation Program
- Innovations for Poverty Action
- Iodine Global Network
- Living Goods
- Malaria Consortium’s Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Program
- New Incentives
- One Acre Fund
- Population Services International
- Sanku- Project Healthy Children
- SCI Foundation (formerly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)
- Seva Foundation
- Village Enterprise
Please note that, if no charity has been specified in the “Donation Notes” field, your donation will be used to support The Life You Can Save’s work
Donate to Our “90/10 Fund:” If you would like to use 90% of your gift to support all of our recommended charities and 10% to support The Life You Can Save itself, please write “90/10 Fund” in the “Donation Notes” field.
Donate to All of Our Recommended Charities: If you would like to distribute your cryptocurrency gift evenly across all of our recommended charities, please write “All Charities” in the “Donation Notes” field.
Why does The Life You Can Save accept cryptocurrency?
The Life You Can Save aims to make “smart giving simple”, and accepting cryptocurrency donations is a great way to do that. We want to give donors as many options as possible to support high impact charities, and we also want to help the nonprofits we recommend connect with new supporters.
With more than 220 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, we see crypto-philanthropy as a new and exciting fundraising avenue to help the global poor. We’ve written more about how crypto fits into The Life You Can Save’s strategy and why we’re prioritizing this market here.
Which cryptocurrencies do you accept?
We currently accept more than 70 cryptocurrencies, including: Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) USD Coin (USDC) Dai (DAI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) API3 (API3) Audius (AUDIO) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Decentraland (MANA) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle (RAD) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Terra (LUNA) TerraUSD (UST) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC)
We are continually in the process of adding support for new cryptocurrencies, so please check back soon for more giving options.
Are crypto donations tax-deductible?
Anyone can give through this page, but only US donors will be able to claim any eligible tax deductions. Australian donors should consider donating crypto to The Life You Can Save Australia here, which will allow them to claim any tax relief they are entitled to. See below for more information about the tax-deductibility of crypto donations in different locations.
Tax benefits of donating crypto in the United States
Donating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be one of the most tax efficient ways to give.
Moreover, in the US, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) classifies cryptocurrency as “property” for tax purposes. This classification means you can receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the cryptocurrency and avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the cryptocurrency first and then made a donation.
If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, US donors may find this FAQ from The Giving Block helpful. As with any tax-related questions, be sure to consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor.
Tax benefits of donating crypto in Australia and other countries
Australia – The Life You Can Save Australia can accept crypto donations via The Giving Block here. Donating crypto may be a tax efficient way to give for some donors; however we recommend donors consult a knowledgeable tax professional to get personalized advice.
Other countries – Some of our recommended charities and partners accept crypto donations outside of the US and Australia. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Is The Life You Can Save involved with NFTs in any way?
Peter Singer’s 1972 article “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” has changed the lives of countless people around the world. Our own organization was named after a book that expanded on ideas first voiced in this landmark article, like the idea that just as it would be wrong to leave a child to drown in a shallow pond, so it is wrong to fail to help a child – or an adult for that matter – living in a low-income country who is at risk of dying from preventable, poverty-related causes.
To commemorate 50 years since its publication, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” was recently auctioned as a unique Non-Fungible Token. Proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit The Life You Can Save.
The Life You Can Save is also interested in working with NFT artists, collectors, and communities who would like to use NFTs to fight poverty. To learn more, please contact CryptoInfo@thelifeyoucansave.org.
Can The Life You Can Save help me make a large crypto donation or give illiquid crypto assets?
Yes! Through our partnership with The Giving Block, we’re able to offer a donation experience tailored to the needs of high-net-worth individuals, institutions, advisors and others making large gifts. We can provide high-value donors a concierge service that makes it easy to securely give large donations and hard to donate illiquid cryptocurrencies to The Life You Can Save or any of our recommended charities, while unlocking significant tax savings.
Our Private Client Services include a suite of premium services including: white-glove donation execution for large gifts; large gift execution planning; and access to a network of top crypto tax experts, accountants and appraisers. To learn more about these services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need assistance with my donation. How can I get in touch?
Thank you for your interest! To contact us with any questions you might have about giving crypto, please send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”