Donate BitCoin and cryptocurrencies

Donate BitCoin and cryptocurrencies

Donate Cryptocurrency to Lutheran World Relief

All around the world, families are suffering and dying from poverty, hunger, displacement, war. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can help them.

Your cryptocurrency donations reach some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable families, providing emergency and long-term solutions such as: 

  • Emergency food, water and shelter after a disaster
  • Access to health care for underserved and remote communities 
  • Agricultural and livelihoods training that allows families to rise out of poverty and build better futures 

You can donate more than 40 currencies including Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), ZCash (ZEC), Litecoin (LTC), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD).

How can I donate cryptocurrency to Lutheran World Relief?

Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:

  1. Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount 
  2. Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously) 
  3. Make your gift!  

Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. This confirmation of your donation will help you close the loop when calculating your taxes. 

Crypto charitable donations are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange.

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Why does Lutheran World Relief accept cryptocurrency?

Crypto donations, like donations of cash, stock, annuities or through donor-advised funds, are an opportunity to reach out to some of the world’s poorest families and communities. Around the world, far too many people still die of hunger and treatable diseases. Far too many people still suffer the effects of war, disasters, climate change and displacement. They are our neighbors and we are called to share our love with them. Donating crypto is a new and exciting way to share love with our neighbors in need.

Crypto Philanthropy is a new and thrilling fundraising avenue for nonprofit organizations like Lutheran World Relief. With more than 220 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, the crypto community is in a position to make a wide-reaching impact through philanthropy. Donating crypto is also one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them. We are excited about what the future holds in the crypto and blockchain space, and believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of its true fundraising potential.

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Which cryptocurrencies do you accept?

We currently accept more than 40 cryptocurrencies, including: Aave (AAVE), Amp (AMP), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Chainlink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ethereum (ETH), Fantom (FTM), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), The Graph (GRT), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX) and 1inch (1INCH). We are continually in the process of adding support for new cryptocurrencies, so please check back soon for more giving options.

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Are crypto donations tax-deductible?

Yes! Crypto donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to charity. Your crypto donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law if you pay taxes in the U.S. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes.

As with any tax-related questions, be sure to consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor. Get more information about lowering your crypto taxes.

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I need assistance with my donation. How can I get in touch?

Thank you for your interest in supporting Lutheran World Relief. To contact us about making a crypto donation, please send us an email at @email with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.