Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs and other Cryptocurrencies to Charity this Holiday

Save the Children was the world’s first INGO (international non-governmental organizations) to accept a bitcoin donation since 2013: a donation on Bitcoin Black Friday via the BitGive Foundation in response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck Southeast Asia and devastated the Philippines.

Through our cryptocurrency fundraising initiative with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange we can accept multiple cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies* including (in alpha order): Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (ALCX), Amp (AMP), Ankr Network (ANKR), Axie Infinity (AXS), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), BarnBridge (BOND), Chainlink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve DAO Token (CRV), Somnium Space (CUBE), Dai (DAI), , Dogecoin (DOGE), Enjin  (ENJ), Filecoin (FIL), Fantom (FTM), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), The Graph (GRT), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Decentraland (MANA), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Maker (MKR), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), The Sandbox (SAND), Skale (SKL), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), TerraUSD (UST), Tezos (XTZ), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX) and 1inch (1INCH). We can also accept the proceeds from an NFT sale, if converted to an accepted cryptocurrency first such as ETH.

By giving today, your cryptocurrency donation can make meaningful change for children, families and their communities across the world this holiday season.

*Subject to change

What is Bitcoin Black Friday?

Bitcoin Black Friday is a day dedicated to showcasing the Bitcoin marketplace where merchants and causes alike promote BTC adoption to both users and merchants, consumers, retailers and causes. Save the Children was the first nonprofit beneficiary for Bitcoin Black Friday in 2013 through the BitGive Foundation.

What is #BitcoinTuesday?

#BitcoinTuesday (Giving Tuesday for cryptocurrencies) is the biggest day for giving cryptocurrency to charity organized by The Giving Block. Save the Children is one of the many nonprofits around the world participating, opening their doors to this new class of donors looking to make a difference during the holidays. On #BitcoinTuesday, the biggest names in cryptocurrency come together with the biggest names in philanthropy. 

How do I donate bitcoin and other cryptocurrency to Save the Children for Christmas?

Donating cryptocurrency to Save the Children this holiday season is easy. Visit our cryptocurrency donation page, select your preferred donation type and support our cause with many of your preferred cryptocurrencies. 

What is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and does Save the Children accept NFT donations?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. NFT is a smart contract typically built on the Ethereum blockchain, a decentralized ledger where public transactions are stored. An NFT is like a digital certificate of authenticity that serves as proof of ownership. Supporters can donate the proceeds from the sale of an NFT to Save the Children through our cryptocurrency donation page if donors convert it to one of the cryptocurrencies that we accept such as ETH. If you are an artist, athlete or public figure who would like to sell or donate NFT proceeds to Save the Children, send an inquiry to

Is my cryptocurrency holiday charitable donation tax deductible?

Yes, your cryptocurrency donation is tax deductible!* Save the Children offers supporters who want to donate cryptocurrency to charity the ability to give in a tax-efficient way. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are tax-deductible. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For example, for donors in the United States, the IRS has classified bitcoin as property for tax purposes. This means that when someone donates bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Save the Children, donors do not have to pay capital gains tax and it is tax-deductible if you provide your email address.
*Please consult your tax advisor. You can donate anonymously but you will not receive a tax receipt unless you provide at least your email address.

Why does Save the Children accept cryptocurrency as a charity donation?

Donating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause for the holidays. To learn more about how donating cryptocurrency to a charity can lower your taxes, check out The Giving Block's FAQs or talk to a tax professional.

Adding this emerging holiday donation type is a one step in learning more about how blockchain DeFi and DLT technologies can help us do more to reach the most marginalized children in the world.

The cryptocurrency community has alots of innovative ideas and we want to connect with them more directly. If you have a use case, idea or want to partner with us, please reach out!  If you have any questions or are interested in donating other types of cryptocurrency, send us an email.


Taking a MUNCH Out of Child Poverty

What is more fulfilling than taking a munch out of a donut? Taking a munch out of child poverty with technology! MUNCH is an innovative cryptocurrency project that allows holders to distribute part of their crypto investment to causes that need it.

MUNCH has created a novel financial system that makes giving back to community-chosen causes a standard part of every transaction.  Every MUNCH transaction automatically donates a percentage of the transaction fee to a community-chosen charitable cause. The process is automated, and thanks to blockchain technology, is able to be 100% transparent and verifiable at any time.

The MUNCH community has so far donated more than 1,000 ETH to various nonprofits and since Save the Children was selected as their charity of choice, they have donated over 30 ETH, sold for a value of over $120,000.  They are now expanding their donation ecosystem to help connect more crypto projects with causes like the Save Children and have generated even more donations through their brand new Charity Circle project. Learn more about MUNCH here.

Save the Children in the Crypto News

We’ve accepted cryptocurrency donations since 2013 and continue to be a leader in our field. Here are a few of our recent headlines!

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