Donate Crypto to The Life You Can Save Australia
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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 $15 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
- Breakthrough Trust
- Development Media International
- Educate Girls
- 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
- Seva Foundation
- Teaching at the Right Level Africa
- Unlimit Health (formerly SCI 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 the All Charities Fund with 10% going to The Life You Can Save itself : 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 “the All Charities Fund with 10% going to The Life You Can Save itself ” 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.
To Donate to One of Our Cause Funds: The Life You Can Save operates four “cause funds”, each of which allocates donations to nonprofits we recommend that do a certain type of work. You can donate to the “Save Lives Fund”, “Transform Lives Fund”, “Help Women and Girls Fund”, “Create Economic Opportunity Fund”, or “Education For All Fund” by writing the name of the fund you want to give to 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 80 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?
Donating crypto may be a highly tax efficient way to give for some donors. We will provide a receipt of your transaction to help you claim any deductions you are entitled to, but as cryptocurrency is quite complex we advise you to contact your accountant for personalised tax advice. While anyone can give through this page, only Australian donors will be able to claim any eligible tax relief.
US donors should give crypto through this page to claim any tax benefits they are entitled to.
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?
The Life You Can Save is interested in working with NFT artists, collectors, and communities who would like to use NFTs to fight poverty. This could involve donating NFTs so that they can be sold for charity, donating the proceeds of NFT sales, or working with NFT communities to select an effective charity to support that aligns with the community’s values. To learn more about these opportunities to use NFTs for good, please contact CryptoInfo@thelifeyoucansave.org.
We’ve also used NFTs ourselves. We’ve given Proof-of-Attendance-Protocol NFTs to attendees of our “What Good is Crypto?” and “Crypto Philanthropy in Australia” events. And we’ve benefited from the sale of a unique NFT version of Peter Singer’s 1972 article “Famine, Affluence, and Morality”, which commemorated 50 years since the publication of this article that 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. We’re deeply grateful to Mick Hagen, founder of the crypto firm Hightop, for purchasing this NFT as the proceeds of this sale help fund our work.
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.”