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Donate in Cryptocurrency

Your cryptocurrency donation can help protect and save our blue planet while inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards. 

The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is driven by two things: passion and science. Our programs and activities are designed to instill a conservation ethic to local communities around the globe as we strive to help people embrace the human-ocean connection.

Thank you for your support!

Why donate cryptocurrency?

Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.  The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause. You can find all of our accepted cryptocurrencies listed below.

NOTE: When you donate crypto to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, we immediately convert your donation to fiat, which means all donations are non-refundable. Please only send currencies listed on the widget. 

Donate today and help us fulfill our mission of protecting and preserving our planet’s waters, coastal areas, and marine habitats by facilitating education, research, collaboration, advocacy, and empowerment.  As Fabien says, “To be on the side of nature is to be on the side of humanity.”

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive a receipt for your donation via email. You must enter your email when prompted in our widget above. 

In the US, 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.

Through our cryptocurrency fundraising initiative with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange, we can accept multiple cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Amp (AMP), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (ALCX), Ankr Network (ANKR), Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Compound (COMP), Curve (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Fantom (FTM), Filecoin (FIL), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective Protocol (INJ), Kyber Network (KNC), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Maker (MKR), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polygon (MATIC), Ren (REN), Skale (SKL), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Somnium Space (CUBE), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Terra (LUNA), TerraUSD (UST), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), Yearn.Finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH), Liquity USD(LUSD), Liquity(LQTY), Lido (LDO), DeFI Pulse Index(DPI), Rally(RLY), Maple Finance (MPL), Saber(SBR), Raydium(RAY) or any tokens currently accepted on the Gemini Exchange.

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