Donate Crypto to Erika’s Lighthouse

Our Mission

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Our Vision

To make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. To become the leading provider of teen depression awareness programs and resources in school communities.

About Erika’s Lighthouse

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004. Our mission is to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We create mental health, depression and suicide awareness programs for grades 4-12 so educators, families and teens can create safe spaces to learn about mental health, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn.

Erika’s Lighthouse is a national organization and our classroom education materials impact hundreds of thousands of students across the United States every year. 

Why donate crypto?

When you donate crypto to a registered charity, you do not recognize capital gains from the donation and can deduct it on your taxes. In other words, donating your crypto can often reduce your tax burden.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why donate cryptocurrency?

When you donate crypto to a registered charity, you do not recognize capital gains from the donation and can deduct it on your taxes. In other words, donating your crypto can often reduce your tax burden. Would you rather donate to the IRS or to Erika’s Lighthouse?

Can I donate anonymously and still get a tax receipt?

With us, you can. We have an option for donors to submit only an email in order to receive an automatic tax receipt. 

What cryptocurrencies do you accept?

We currently accept more than 80 cryptocurrencies, including: Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) ApeCOIN (APE) API3 (API3) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Audius (AUDIO) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Dai (DAI) Decentraland (MANA) DeFI Pulse Index(DPI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Lido (LDO) Liquity(LQTY) Liquity USD(LUSD) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Maple Finance (MPL) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon-ERC20 (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle Rally(RLY) Raydium(RAY) Radicle (RAD) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Saber(SBR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Solana (SOL) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) USD Coin (USDC) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH)
We are continually in the process of adding support for new cryptocurrencies, so please check back soon for more giving options.

If you don’t see a cryptocurrency you would like to donate in, please fill out this form to be connected with our Crypto Philanthropy partners at The Giving Block.

Can I donate Bitcoin?

Yes. Instead of selling your Bitcoin and donating the after-tax proceeds, you can donate your Bitcoin and other cryptos directly to charities and other nonprofits, which means your tax deduction will be the same as the market value of the donation

I need assistance with my donation. Who should I contact?

Please contact [email protected] or you can call 847-386-6481.

Do you have a refund policy?

When you make a crypto donation, it is automatically converted to USD by The Giving Block. Therefore, Erika’s Lighthouse does not ever hold any crypto. We are not able to give refunds if you change your mind, send the wrong cryptocurrency or feel you made the wrong decision.

Tell me more about Erika's Lighthouse

MISSION

Erika’s Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

VISION

To make sure no young person feels alone in their depression by becoming the leading provider of teen depression awareness programs and resources in school communities.

PILLARS

In order to create inclusive school cultures, we offer school communities:

  • Classroom Education curricula for grades 4-12
  • Teen Empowerment through school clubs and turn-key activities
  • Family Engagement through workshops and our parent handbook
  • School Policy & Staff Development opportunities to improve school culture and attitudes around mental health

VALUES

We Believe In:

The Power of Programs with Impact
We are committed to de-stigmatizing depression and providing hope for young people who have it. Our innovative, evidence-informed classroom programs do more than raise awareness; they provide a structured model for youth to thrive and survive. Making a meaningful difference in the lives of teens with depression defines all we do and who we are.

The Power of Positivity
We believe in the power of positivity – it permeates our culture through our mission statement and how we engage with students, teachers, and administrators. Positivity, knowledge, and compassion create empowerment, and empowerment drives change and hope.

The Power of Programs that Spread
We are determined to make every community a beacon of hope, which is why all of our activities – from programs to engagements – are designed to be easily replicated and customizable for schools across the country, and the world.

The Power of Trust and Integrity
We deeply believe in what we do, and we believe in others. In all we do, we operate with integrity, trust, respect, and authenticity. We are resourceful, we are good stewards of the gifts we are given, and we always hold ourselves accountable. What we do truly matters.

The Power to Change the World
We know that empowered teens can change cultures, even deeply rooted ones. Through education, modeling, and positivity, our programs provide proven foundations for teens to create a thriving culture of compassion, support, and hope.

PHILOSOPHIES

  • Depression education is suicide prevention to identify more teens and intervene earlier.
  • Inclusive school cultures are essential to promote meaningful dialogue and help-seeking behavior.
  • Mental health is just as important as physical health.
  • Everyone deserves good mental health.