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Plant trees and change lives with Crypto

Did you know that Trees for the Future was one of the first climate-focused nonprofits to accept cryptocurrency donations? At Trees for the Future, we believe that innovative solutions are the key to combating some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause. You can find all of our accepted cryptocurrencies in our FAQ below.

When you donate crypto to Trees for the Future, we immediately convert your donation to fiat, which means all donations are non-refundable. Please only send currencies listed on the widget. Do not send unsupported currencies (including unsupported ERC-20s, ERC-721s and BEP20s) as they will be lost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can donate Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Amp (AMP), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (ALCX), Ankr Network (ANKR), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Fantom (FTM), Filecoin (FIL), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), Skale (SKL), Somnium Space (CUBE), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH). 

  • You can generate a wallet address by using our widget above.

    1. Choose the currency you wish to donate
    2. Put in any amount for the pledge (don’t worry – receipts will match the actual amount donated). 
    3. Enter your donor information or choose to donate anonymously. 

    Once you reach the third page, the widget will generate a dynamic wallet address you can use to complete your donation.

  • When using The Giving Block widget you’ll notice that a new wallet address is created every time. This is because The Giving Block uses dynamic wallet addresses.
    This is done to protect your privacy and ours. Doing so helps prevents third parties from viewing all of your transaction history simply by copying and pasting the wallet address or TXID into a block explorer.
    All addresses that are generated are associated with your donor information AND ours forever. This means that you can reuse the address as often as you’d like or you can generate a new one each time. It’s up to you. In some cases, users want to re-use an address because they’ve added it as a payout address in an app or smart contract.
    Note that for ETH, after the first donation is sent, the address is converted to a smart contract.
  • In order to receive a receipt with your donation, you must enter your email when prompted to in our widget above. You will automatically receive a receipt from receipts@thegivingblock.com as soon as the transaction is confirmed on the blockchain. This changes depending on the blockchain – you can refer to this guide for estimates and more information. Please note that you will receive a receipt every time you donate with our wallet address to the receipt you enter when generating the address. 

  • Yes, of course! However, if you’d like to receive a tax receipt, you must enter your email address when prompted on the third page. A tax receipt will only be sent once you’ve entered your email address. 

  • The Giving Block supports the ERC-20 Polygon (MATIC) asset but The Giving Block does not support transfers via the Polygon/Matic network. In order to successfully donate Polygon (MATIC) to a charity please be sure the assets you are transferring are on the Ethereum mainnet (ERC-20 token).

  • We are currently in the process of developing a form to make donating through your NFT collection as easy as possible. In the meantime, please go here to sign up.

  • If you want to stay up-to-date with your impact you can join our e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter.

    If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out The Giving Blocks Tax Guide.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to giving@trees.org for more information.

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