Donate Cryptocurrency

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. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support your favorite cause. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out Talk to a crypto-savvy tax professional or connect with The Giving Block to get connected with one.

We accept the following cryptocurrencies:

  • Axie Infinity Shards (AXS)
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Amp (AMP), Aave (AAVE)
  • Alchemix (ALCX)
  • Ankr Network (ANKR)
  • 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)

Give today and continue advancing the University of Maryland as a global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation. If you have an interest in designating your gift for a school, unit, college, or fund, or to establish a named fund, please contact the Office of Gift Planning for additional assistance.

An Example of How It Works

Couple smilingLongtime Maryland supporters Kevin and Sheila have two goals. First, they want to make sure the university receives support during their lifetimes, and second, they would like their legacy to continue after they are gone. Kevin and Sheila make a $50,000 donation of cryptocurrency to start their endowment. After conversion, the donation is invested. Since donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, Kevin and Sheila do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it from their taxes. Each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in Kevin and Sheila's honor.