Donating Crypto

When the sun sets 1 in 10 people are plunged into darkness

Donate cryptocurrency and impact the lives of many.

Your support of SolarBuddy by making a charitable gift in cryptocurrency can help lift children out of extreme energy poverty.

We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 80 leading cryptocurrencies – any tokens currently accepted on the Gemini Exchange.

Why does SolarBuddy accept crypto?

Crypto Philanthropy is a new and thrilling fundraising avenue for SolarBuddy as it enables us to empower 220 million+ crypto users worldwide to end energy poverty.

The crypto community is ideally positioned to make far reaching impact through philanthropy – giving the gift of light is truly transformational!

Worldwide donors can donate crypto to SolarBuddy’s US 501(c)(3) registered charity.

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 impact potential.

What are the advantages of donating cryptocurrency?

You can remain anonymous

Crypto donors can remain anonymous. If you would like to receive updates on the impact of your support by email, simply tick the box which is 100% optional.

It's easy!

It’s easy! Through our crypto platform, The Giving Block, you simply select the crypto you’d like to give, and the amount, and you will receive an instant tax receipt via email.

Retain your asset

Become a regular donor by holding onto your coins and simply donate the capital gains as they gain value.

Which cryptocurrencies does SolarBuddy accept?

We currently accept more than 80 cryptocurrencies, including: Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) USD Coin (USDC) Dai (DAI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) API3 (API3) Audius (AUDIO) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Decentraland (MANA) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Terra (LUNA) TerraUSD (UST) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC)

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

You are an innovator. Now empower others.
Donate crypto and transforms lives.

SolarBuddy is creating awareness of the issues that surround energy poverty and providing innovative, sustainable solutions to illuminate the lives of children living in energy poverty.

Take a moment to consider this.

Would you have achieved all you have, if you had no access to light?

You can access all of our cryptocurrency addresses by using the widget above. Once you enter the type of cryptocurrency and reach the third step, you will receive a unique donation address which can then be used to complete your donation.

Once you’ve filled out your information and receive a unique donation address, this address can be used an infinite amount of times without having to re-enter any information on our page.

Yes, you will automatically receive a donation receipt once you submit your donation.

Learn more about SolarBuddy and donating crypto to end extreme energy poverty here

Crypto information for US Residents

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks.

Donating cryptocurrency to 501(c)(3) charities is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. 

If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out

Please consult with your tax or financial planner to determine your tax benefits.

What is #CryptoGivingTuesday

#CryptoGivingTuesday is the unofficial start of #BagSeason, the holiday/year-end giving season for the crypto community. It takes place annual on the Tuesday after the American holiday, Thanksgiving. 

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Every month you can see the change you have created with “Stories from the Field” – a collection of experiences and insights into what you make possible.

“The solar lights will help me study to achieve the marks I desire so that I can join high school. My dream is to become a doctor so that I can help my community.”

Your donation is amplified as SolarBuddy works hard to ensure you can do the most good possible. With a social impact yield of over $7 for every dollar invested, the impact of each and every donation is long lasting and far reaching.

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