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Save Bonobos
with Crypto!

A cryptocurrency donation is classified as a non-taxable event in the United States, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct the donation from your taxes. This can make cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support bonobos.


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.

To learn more about how donating cryptocurrency can help lower your taxes, check out You also can talk to a crypto-savvy tax professional -- The Giving Block can help you get connected with one. 

Why crypto?

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We're using the world’s most cutting-edge currencies to save and protect bonobos for the long haul.

We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum and 80 more cryptocurrencies. When you donate crypto, we immediately convert your coins into fiat. Your gift funds critical bonobo conservation in the only country they are found - the DR Congo.

Cuddle NFT uses their impact fund to support animal-related charities such as Friends of Bonobos. - Crypto for good. Donating transparently. 


Which cryptourrencies do you 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) Radicle (RAD) 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.

How can I donate cryptocurrency to Friends of Bonobos?

Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a 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. Crypto charitable donations are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange.

Is my crypto 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. Get more information about lowering your crypto taxes.

As with any tax-related question, please consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax-deductible in whole or in part. Friends of Bonobos is unable to provide tax information or advice.

Can I donate anonymously?

Absolutely. However, we cannot provide tax receipts to anonymous donors. Our team will prepare tax receipts for any donor who logs a donation and provides an email address. Also, if we have your email, we get to say "Thank You!"

Is my donation refundable?

Sorry, we are not able to refund crypto donations. 

I have another question. How can I reach you?

Thank you for your interest in supporting Friends of Bonobos. To contact us about making a crypto donation, please send us an email at with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”

Friends of Bonobos is on a mission to save bonobos and their rainforest home - forever.

We do this through rescue, sanctuary, and rewilding, and by partnering with local communities to tackle root causes and save rainforest.
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