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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.

Our 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 by email or by calling (646) 783-2200

It’s always a good idea to consult a financial advisor to understand your specific tax liability before donating to charity.

What is crypto? And why donate it?

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.

Is my cryptocurrency donation tax deductible?

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 FreeWill’s Crypto for Charity Help and Support page.

Which cryptocurrencies do you accept?

We accept any cryptocurrencies processed by FreeWill’s Secure Crypto Donation Tool

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.”

I need a wallet address to complete my donation. Where can I access this information?

You can access all information needed to complete your donation by using our secure crypto donation tool.

Will I get a receipt with my donation?

Yes. You will receive a tax-exemption letter acknowledging your gift.

What is the refund policy?

Cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable. Please note that no goods, services, or airdrops are offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations.

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