Cryptocurrency Donations

Support the causes you care about with crypto donations!

We accept the donation of cryptocurrency assets into new or existing donor-advised funds, making it even easier to maximize the value of your contributions while benefiting from tax efficiencies.

Fund a donor-advised fund with Cryptocurrency

Why Donate in Crypto?

Reduced capital gains taxes — donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes.

Enhanced security — cryptocurrencies use cryptography and blockchain technologies to encrypt, secure, and verify transactions and proof of ownership.

Protected privacy — cryptocurrencies systems are not tied to a central authority, thereby better protecting user privacy and allowing a degree of anonymity.

Increased efficiency — unlike traditional transaction methods, which can take days to process, the donation of cryptocurrency can process in only minutes.

Please note that all cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable. It’s recommended to seek advice from your CPA regarding the characterization and tax treatment of any gains or losses before donating virtual currency.

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How Does It Work?

You can choose to donate in any of the majorly traded cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, ChainLink, Litecoin, and more.

The amount you donate is converted into U.S. Dollars. The value of cryptocurrency is based on supply and demand, so its rate of exchange can fluctuate over time. The net conversion value is then transferred to your donor-advised fund’s investment account.

Please note that all cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable. It’s recommended to seek advice from your CPA regarding the characterization and tax treatment of any gains or losses before donating virtual currency.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can access our wallet address by using the widget available on the Account Details page in DFX. Once you enter the type of cryptocurrency and reach the third step, you will receive a unique wallet address which can then be used to complete your donation.

Once you’ve filled out your information and receive a unique wallet address, this address can be used an infinite number of times without having to re-enter any information on our page.

Yes. To receive a receipt for your donation, you must enter your email address in the widget when prompted and you will receive an immediate tax receipt. Please note that your tax receipt will only be available through The Giving Block.

So that we may properly credit your donor-advised fund, you must provide your name and contact information. If you still wish to donate anonymously, we will credit your gift to our Unrestricted Fund.

All crypto gifts will be immediately liquidated, and the net proceeds will be transferred into your donor-advised fund for investment.

  • $0 – $250,000                      3%
  • $250,001 – $1,000,000       2%
  • $1,000,001 – $5,000,000    1.5%
  • $5,000,001+                          1%

You can donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, ChainLink, Litecoin, Dogecoin and more. We are continuously updating the types of crypto that can be donated – check out the widget to see the most current listing!

Donating is easy and can be done in 3 easy steps! Find the widget located at the bottom of the account details page or go to https://www.renaissancecharitable.org/donate-cryptocurrency and follow these steps:
  1. Pledge: Enter your intended crypto donation, including the name of your donor-advised fund in the notes field.
  2. Info: Enter your contact information so that you can be credited with the donation.
  3. Donate: Use the wallet address provided to transfer the crypto. Note that the donation will be accepted even if you donate a different amount than you pledged.
Have more questions? Contact us at crypto@reninc.com and we will be happy to assist!

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