Rainforest Foundation US now accepts donations in the form of cryptocurrency.
To protect themselves from COVID-19, indigenous peoples across the Amazon have confined themselves to their territories. Although this measure is vital to mitigate peoples’ exposure to the virus, it is creating hardship as community members struggle to secure basic needs and as livelihoods are severely limited. Indigenous leaders have taken proactive measures to protect their communities, including deploying community members and security teams to enforce village closures, continuing to monitor and take action against illegal miners, loggers and farmers who enter their territories, delivering food and disinfection supplies to the communities in greatest need, and advocating with the state and national governments for sufficient measures to meet indigenous peoples’ unique needs during this time. But more is needed.
Rainforest Foundation US now accepts tax efficient donations in the following cryptocurrencies via The Giving Block:
Bitcoin Donations (BTC)
Ethereum Donations (ETH)
Litecoin Donations (LTC)
Bitcoin Cash Donations (BCH)
Zcash Donations (ZEC)
Gemini Dollar Donations (GUSD)
By accepting cryptocurrencies, Rainforest Foundation US is offering cryptocurrency users the ability to support the charity in a tax efficient way. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are deductible on the donor's tax returns.
Donating crypto to Rainforest Foundation US means your tax deduction and your charitable gift may instantly increase over 20%. 501c3 nonprofits are exempt from paying capital gains on the sale of assets, so the full value of your gift stays intact.
The Rainforest Foundation works on-the-ground to secure land rights for indigenous people. We strengthen indigenous land security and train indigenous communities to use technology to protect their forests. By investing directly in indigenous communities, we connect people who are deeply motivated to conserve their ancestral lands with the tools, training, and resources necessary to protect their rainforests.
To learn more about Rainforest Foundation US visit https://rainforestfoundation.org/donatecryptocurrency/.
About The Giving Block
The Giving Block equips nonprofits to fundraise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, providing education, training and a technical solution. For nonprofits who choose to go the extra mile, they advise on crypto fundraising strategies, and/or pair nonprofits up with partner crypto organizations, elevating fundraising and awareness outcomes. Ultimately, they help nonprofits build a cryptocurrency fundraising program, and a brand in the cryptocurrency industry.