Clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene are what keep us all healthy. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. We're in a position to change that.
With the help of amazing people like you, we're working in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, we've already reached millions of people with these three essentials, enabling entire communities to stay healthy, to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.
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?
Preventing needless deaths because of the exponential spread of COVID-19 is impossible without clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene. That’s why we have scaled up our efforts in more than 30 countries. Our team is responding by: 1) Installing public handwashing stations—which have already reached more than 50,000 people. 2) Developing TV advertisements to reach rural populations with hygiene messages. 3) Reaching millions of people on social media with our “Fight Corona United” campaign.
Which cryptocurrencies does WaterAid America 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 WaterAid America
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