Crypto for Good

We’re using the world’s most innovative currencies to place MORE Assistance Dogs with those most in need. When you donate crypto directly to Dogs for Better Lives, we immediately convert your coins into fiat. With a tax-deductible donation to Dogs for Better Lives, you’ll be helping people and dogs live their best lives.

Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum and other Cryptocurrencies to Dogs for Better Lives

By donating cryptocurrency, you are helping to support a life-changing difference in someone being paired with an Assistance Dog. Our specially trained Hearing Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Facility Dogs make a huge difference in the lives of trainers, owners, and clients. Our name is our promise.

Help Dogs for Better Lives by donating your Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Z-cash (ZEC), Filecoin (FIL), Dogecoin (DOGE), or any tokens currently accepted on the Gemini Exchange. Consult with your financial planner to determine your tax benefits.

Please note that donations made through this link support DBL’s entire mission and will not be designated to a specific campaign or location. Your gift will be used where it is needed most.

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. 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. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate with a cryptocurrency not listed above?

At the moment, we are only accepting the cryptocurrencies listed above. We will update our list as we add more, so be sure to check back later. In the meantime, you can donate other ways here.

Can I donate anonymously?

Absolutely. However, we cannot provide tax receipts to anonymous donors. Tax receipts can only be prepared for supporters who log a donation and provide an email address.

Is my donation refundable?

We will not be able to refund crypto donations. Please take care before initiating your donation.

Do you accept ERC-20 tokens?

We can only accept ERC-20 tokens supported by the Gemini platform. At this time, supported tokens include:

0x (ZRX), 1INCH (1INCH), Aave (AAVE), Amp (AMP), Bancor Network (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention (BAT), Balancer (BAL), Chainlink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Enjin (ENJ), The Graph (GRT), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), Orchid (OXT), Pax Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), The Sandbox (SAND), Skale (SKL), Somnium Space (CUBE), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Uma (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn Finance (YFI).

You can also visit Gemini’s website to confirm that your token is supported. All unsupported tokens will be lost, so please double-check before making your donation.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The simple answer is yes—in most cases. Our team will prepare tax receipts for any donor who logs a donation and provides an email address. If you donate anonymously, we will not be able to provide you with a tax receipt.

More specifically, all crypto donations are made to our US-registered charity. Charity Global, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in the USA and a registered public benefit organization (ANBI) in The Netherlands. US and Dutch donors are able to take tax deductions for donations to Charity Global, Inc. to the extent permitted by law. Donors based outside the US and The Netherlands should consult with a qualified advisor regarding the tax or equivalent rules covering deductibility in their applicable non-US jurisdiction.

Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax-deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.

How much of my donation will be used for programmatic services?

Net of any transaction fees, we will use 100% of your remaining crypto donation to support Programmatic Services


What Your Gift Helps Us Do

Train Professional Assistance Dogs

For someone in need, being paired with an Assistance Dog can be life changing. Our specially trained Hearing Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Facility Dogs make a huge difference in the lives of trainers, owners, and clients. Our name is our promise.

Rescue Dogs From Shelters

We help rescue, train, and place dogs where they will make the best impact, providing shelter dogs a job and lifelong purpose. If a dog doesn’t quite make the cut, we pair these “Career Change” dogs with loving forever homes.

Help a Person in Need, at No Cost

Thanks to our incredible monthly donors, we are able to provide specially trained Assistance Dogs to those in need for no cost. People with hearing loss, autism, anxiety or grief, all find their lives are dramatically enhanced by their partner dogs.