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Create meaningful change for children, families and their communities across the world when you donate your cryptocurrency to Children International.

Support Children International with Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency.

Children in poverty face tough challenges: hunger and malnutrition, inadequate health services, poor educational support, gangs, violence and more. Your gift provides the support a child needs to escape poverty. And now your gifts are needed more than ever as Children International’s Emergency Community Fund provides a safety net when unexpected crises threaten to push already-struggling families even further into poverty. See how your gift supports those in crisis.

Your cryptocurrency donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisor. If you have any questions or interested in donating other types of gifts, please contact our Care Team

Cryptocurrency FAQs
  • What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies which operate like ordinary money such as dollars, pounds or euros, but have no physical counterparts. They exist only in electronic form. Millions of people use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and others for various transactions.
  • Why is Children International accepting cryptocurrency? A growing number of nonprofits and charities are beginning to accept donations in the form of cryptocurrency. We believe that accepting cryptocurrency will result in donations we may not otherwise receive, as well as connecting us with new supporters. 
  • Are cryptocurrency donations anonymous? Yes, they can be. Similar to other donations, you may give without sharing your personal info. When you donate using The Giving Block tool, you’ll have the option to ‘continue anonymously’ for your donation.
  • How does it work? When you donate cryptocurrency to a registered charity, you do not recognize capital gains from the donation and can deduct it on your taxes. In other words, donating your crypto can often reduce your tax burden.
  • Does Children International hold cryptocurrency? No, we do not. We are able to convert these gifts into dollars as soon as we receive it. Our partnership with The Giving Block makes this an easy, simple conversion.
  • What is The Giving Block? We are launching our cryptocurrency fundraising with The Giving Block. The Giving Block equips non-profits to give supporters and organizations alike an easy to use cryptocurrency donation tool.

Tax information

Children International offers supporters with cryptocurrency the ability to support the organization in a tax-efficient way. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are tax-deductible. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For example, for donors in the U.S., the IRS has classified Bitcoin as property for tax purposes. This means when you donate Bitcoin to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Children International you do not have to pay capital gains tax and it is tax-deductible if you provide your email address.

Please note: You can donate anonymously. We will only use your email to send the tax receipt; it will not be shared for any other purposes if you choose to donate anonymously.

About Children International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Children International is a toprated humanitarian organization focused on helping children break the cycle of poverty.

Our data-driven approach measures the outcomes of our programs aimed at helping kids graduate healthy, educated, empowered and employed.

  • More than 35 years of child sponsorship programs
  • Serving 200,000 children in 10 countries
  • 67 community centers across the world
  • 9,000 local volunteers help children

Learn more about Children International

Give with confidence

84% of CI donations go directly to the field

We take our responsibility as stewards of your contributions seriously.

In FY 2019, 84% of our total operating expenses supported programs for children and youth.

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