The Water Project
Clean hands need soap AND water. We're working in Africa right now, ensuring vulnerable communities can stay healthy in this crisis.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. For ten years, we have been helping communities gain access to clean, safe water by providing training, expertise and financial support for water project construction through our staff and implementing partners.
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 cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. 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. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.
If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.
Why donate Bitcoin?
Hand-washing is crucial to the fight against virus and disease - and it's what we do! The good news is, for years, as we installed and repaired water points across Africa, we also taught hundreds of schools and communities how to build hand-washing stations, how to keep their water source and homes free of germs, and how to begin other good health practices. It’s what we do every day and it is saving lives. But we need to do more and we need to ensure water keeps flowing throughout the crisis.
Now, more than ever, we urgently need your help to stay on the front lines of this fight, today and into the coming months. While we may not be able to avoid every work shutdown or quarantine along the way, we certainly CAN avoid a financial pause - with your help. When your giving continues, water keeps flowing for children and families who need it most.
For the last few weeks, leading up to the world-wide spread of COVID-19, we’ve been working with our teams at home in the U.S., and in Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone to ensure everyone is safe and cared for. We’ve taken specific steps to keep all of our staff and partners protected and we're all working remotely as needed, which is quite normal given our distributed team
Which cryptocurrencies does The Water Project accept?
You can donate Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Amp (AMP), Aave (AAVE), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Dogecoin (DOGE), The Graph (GRT), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Polygon (MATIC), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH) to The Water Project
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