Donate Cryptocurrency

Hamilton Community Foundation makes it easy to donate cryptocurrency.

Why Give Cryptocurrency?

Making a gift of cryptocurrency to the Hamilton Community Foundation is an easy way to create a meaningful, lasting impact in the Hamilton community.  Thanks to our generous donors, The Hamilton Community Foundation has more than 900 component funds that support grants to local nonprofits and scholarships for students pursuing a post-secondary education.

The Hamilton Community Foundation now accepts gifts of cryptocurrency through The Giving Block, and we quickly liquidate your gift, putting your generosity to work right away.

 

Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes!

There’s a reason high net worth individuals tend to donate property instead of cash. Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money. The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)(3) charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks.

When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return.  

If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

Donors should consult with a professional tax advisor prior to gifting cryptocurrency.

 

How to make your Cryptocurrency gift

To make your cryptocurrency gift, please use the Giving Block widget. First you will select the type of crypto (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc...) you would like to donate and the amount. Please let us know in the "Donation Notes" box how you would like this donation to be allocated, i.e. create a new fund, donate to an existing fund, or some other purpose. Then click on "Continue" at the bottom of the box to continue the transaction.

If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

Through our cryptocurrency fundraising initiative with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange, we can accept multiple cryptocurrencies: 

Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) 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) 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) 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) Solana (SOL) 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) USD Coin (USDC) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH)

 

Donors Please Read - IMPORTANT:

    • Please only send the exact cryptocurrency listed on the blockchain mentioned on the widget. Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed) as these are unsupported and may result in loss of donation. For more info, click here.