Cryptocurrency is one of the fastest-growing types of donations to charities. Over 300 million people hold cryptocurrency, and in 2022, over $125 million was donated through The Giving Block. So why donate crypto instead of cash? There are unique advantages to donating cryptocurrency through the Giving Block. 

Why Donate Crypto?

Donating crypto is a tax-smart way to maximize your impact. When you donate crypto directly to a non-profit, you do not pay capital gains on your investment. This means that you can increase the amount you give the charity, and you can claim the fair market value as a charitable contribution. 

Your Impact
  • When you donate to Erika’s Lighthouse through the Giving Block, you can feel confident knowing that your donation will be put to immediate use bringing mental health education to schools nationwide. Your donation will be converted to cash and given directly to our organization, allowing us to impact students nationwide. 

Donating crypto to a mental health non-profit like Eirka’s Lighthouse allows you to make a real, immediate impact on adolescent mental health and get kids the resources and knowledge they need to thrive. 

It’s Easy!

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

 

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

 

Upon donating, 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.

Making a donation of crypto to Erika’s Lighthouse enables us to continue to help transform school communities around mental health and support our vision to ensure that every child in every school:

  • Receives high-quality, evidence-informed mental health education
  • Has knowledgeable adults that are willing and able to help
  • Have trusted adults they can turn to when in need
  • Have a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment
  • Know that they are worthy of good mental health
  • Have open conversations about mental health with supportive peers
  • Have the vocabulary, shared values, and comfort to seek help
  • Never feel alone in their mental illness or depression
  • Receive help before ever experiencing suicidal ideation.

 

We currently accept more than 100 cryptocurrencies, including:

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), 0x (ZRX), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (MIST), Amp (AMP), Ankr (ANKR), ApeCoin (APE), API3 (API3), Avalanche (AVAX), Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Chiliz (CHZ), Compound (COMP), Curve Dao Token (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Dogelon Mars (ELON), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Fantom (FTM), Fetch.ai (FET), Filecoin (FIL), Gala (GALA), Galxe (GAL), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective (INJ), Lido (LDO), Liquity (LQTY), Liquity USD (LUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), Maple Finance (MPL), Mask Network (MASK), Merit Circle (MC), Metis (METIS), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polkadot (DOT), Polygon (MATIC), Qredo (QRDO), Quant (QNT), Radicle (RAD), Rally (RLY), Ren (REN), Render Token (RNDR), Samoyedcoin (SAMO), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Skale (SKL), Solana (SOL), Somnium Space (CUBE), STEPN (GMT), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), Tune.FM (JAM), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), USD Coin (USD), Tether (USDT), Yearn.finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC)