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 Cryptocurrency to Dogs for Better Lives

When you make a cryptocurrency donation, 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), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Z-cash (ZEC), Filecoin (FIL), Dogecoin (DOGE), and over 80 additional leading cryptocurrencies. Consult with your financial planner to determine your tax benefits.

Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast.

Using the widget on this page, make a charitable gift with this quick three-step process:

  1. Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount
  2. Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously)
  3. Make your gift!

Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. This confirmation of your donation will help you close the loop when calculating your taxes.

Cryptocurrency = Life-changing Assistance Dogs for someone in need

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Premium dog food for one month

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Travel costs to place an Assistance Dog in the client's home. We travel so our clients don't have to.

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Follow-up visits with 20 active Assistance Dog Teams, providing lifetime support and commitment to our dogs.

*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.

Why does Dogs for Better Lives accept Cryptocurrency?

With more than 220 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, the crypto community is in a position to make a wide-reaching impact through philanthropy. Donating crypto is also one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them. We are excited about what the future holds in the crypto and blockchain space, and believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of its true fundraising potential.

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.

I need help making my cryptocurrency donation

Thank you for your interest in supporting Dogs for Better Lives. To contact us about making a crypto donation, please send us an email at info@dogsforbetterlives.org with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”

Which cryptocurrencies do you accept?

We currently accept more than 100 cryptocurrencies!

Current list (as of 10/14/2022) includes: Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) ApeCOIN (APE)  API3 (API3) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Audius (AUDIO) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Dai (DAI) Decentraland (MANA) DeFI Pulse Index(DPI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Lido (LDO) Liquity(LQTY) Liquity USD(LUSD) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Maple Finance (MPL) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon-ERC20 (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle Rally(RLY) Raydium(RAY) Radicle (RAD) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Saber(SBR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Solana (SOL) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) USD Coin (USDC) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH)

We are continually in the process of adding support for new cryptocurrencies, so please check back soon for more giving options.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Crypto donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to charity. Your crypto donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law if you pay taxes in the U.S. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes.

As with any tax-related questions, be sure to consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor. Get more information about lowering your crypto taxes.

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

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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.