Make a gift of cryptocurrency to help World Animal Protection end the suffering and cruelty of animals. Forever.
For over 70 years, World Animal Protection has been rewriting the story for animals. Working across almost 50 countries with offices in 12, we focus on: exposing cruel systems, promoting and supporting animal-friendly alternatives, influencing legislation for policy change, and campaigning to mobilize grass-roots influence.
When you sell your crypto, you generally pay a capital gains tax on the value increase. If you donate it to World Animal Protection, there’s no capital gains tax to pay, and you can make an even larger impact.
This secure crypto donation tool automatically notifies us of your gift intention and allows you to donate your cryptocurrency, name a gift intention, and request a tax receipt—all in a few minutes.
You can contact us with any additional questions, at:
Phone: (646) 783-2200
It’s always a good idea to consult a financial advisor to understand your specific tax liability before donating to charity.
A cryptocurrency is a digital form of money that is a more secure medium of exchange. The big idea is that because transactions are public, irreversible, mostly un-hackable, and controlled by the people, users and their digital finances are more protected.
When you donate crypto, you do not recognize capital gains from the donation and can deduct it from your taxes. In other words, donating your crypto can often reduce your tax burden.
The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)(3) charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it from your taxes. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information. You can also check out The Giving Block’s tax resource hub.
We accept any cryptocurrencies processed by The Giving Block.
FYI – if you are looking for a more “green cryptocurrency” to process your donation in, Cardano is an option that uses a proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol instead of proof-of-work(PoW) like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Cardano's founder estimates that it uses "less than 0.01% of the [energy] used by the Bitcoin network.”
You can access all of our wallet addresses by using the widget on this page. Once you enter the type of cryptocurrency and reach the third step, you will receive a unique wallet address that can be used to complete your donation.
In order to receive a receipt with your donation, you must enter your email when prompted to.
Cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable. Please note that no goods, services, or airdrops are offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations.
We have a partnership with Endangered Empires which you can read more about.
Endangered Empire has selected the Cardano cryptocurrency (ADA) blockchain as the platform on which to release their artwork because Cardano is recognized as the “green” cryptocurrency, being designed to use vastly lower amounts of energy than other cryptocurrencies systems. Cardano's founder, also a co-founder of Ethereum, estimates that it uses "less than 0.01% of the [energy] used by the Bitcoin network."