Donate Cryptocurrency to The Story of Stuff Project
Support The Story of Stuff Project by making a charitable gift in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 40 leading cryptocurrencies.
How can I donate cryptocurrency to The Story of Stuff Project?
Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, 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 you gift!
Upon making a donation, 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 cryptocurrency donation to The Story of Stuff Project enables us to:
Produce field-leading media and storytelling that illuminates critical issues and offers viewers opportunities to create a better world, including our upcoming series The World We Need.
Launch people-powered campaigns that reduce waste and spur innovation, like our efforts to defend public water and prevent plastic pollution.
Create meaningful opportunities to cultivate the power of citizen changemakers through small grants, trainings, and strategic partnerships with grassroots groups.
Why does The Story of Stuff accept cryptocurrency?
Crypto Philanthropy is a new and thrilling fundraising avenue for nonprofit organizations like The Story of Stuff Project. With more than 220 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, the crypto community is in a position to make a wide-reaching impact through philanthropy. Donating crypto is also one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them.
We are excited about what the future holds in the crypto and blockchain space, and believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of its true fundraising potential.
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?
Yes! Crypto donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to charity. Your crypto donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law if you pay taxes in the U.S. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes.
It’s true that the computational power required to run blockchain protocols has an energy cost. But so does the massive financial and military infrastructure that holds up federal fiat currency. In our fundamentally unsustainable system, there is sadly no perfect way to give. However, we are optimistic that – with a transition to a clean energy grid – blockchain technology can empower the very type of decentralization that is central to the foundation of a just and sustainable economy.
I need assistance with my donation. How can I get in touch?
Thank you for your interest in supporting The Story of Stuff Project! To contact us about making a crypto donation, please send an email to Smruti Aravind at [email protected] with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”