Note: GiveWell has no affiliation with any specific cryptocurrency coin and does not partner with or support any cryptocurrency project. The information below is for individuals who want to support GiveWell or its recommended programs by donating their crypto assets.
Thanks for your interest in donating cryptocurrency to GiveWell!
You can direct your donation to our Top Charities Fund (we updated the name of this fund in September 2022, more information here), the All Grants Fund, unrestricted support, or one or more of our top charities.
Cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable in most cases, and we sell them for USD shortly after we receive them. If you have any questions about how to donate cryptocurrency, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before making your donation.
Please complete our cryptocurrency donation form below prior to sending your coins to the appropriate wallet listed on the right. Doing so will:
- enable us to match your contact information with crypto we receive and send you a receipt;
- allow you to specify your preference for how we allocate your donation; and
- reduce the administrative cost associated with processing your donation.
Donations received without an accompanying donation form submission will be treated as anonymous donations to our unrestricted fund, which we may use to either support our operating expenses (most likely) or grant out to charities at our discretion.
We can currently accept donations of the cryptocurrencies listed to the right. After completing this form, please use our wallet addresses listed on the right side of this page to complete your transfer (you’ll still be able to see them after you complete the form). Please make sure to copy the wallet addresses exactly, as donations sent to the wrong wallet will be lost permanently.
If you would like to donate in a cryptocurrency not listed, please email us at email@example.com. We can generally create wallets for other types of coins supported on Coinbase.
Please note that GiveWell’s wallets are managed by Coinbase, and they may not be compatible with smart contracts, mirror essays, or other special arrangements.
For charitable contributions of cryptocurrency over $500, you may need to file IRS Form 8283 to claim a tax deduction. (If the value is over $5,000, you may also be required to get an appraisal of the assets donated.) If you need us to sign a form 8283, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a secure form to complete electronically. In order to protect sensitive information such as your social security number, we ask that you do not send us a pre-filled form via email.