Cryptocurrency Donation - Crypto Fund for Humanitarian Aid - CARE

Support the CARE Crypto Fund for Humanitarian Aid

Photo credit: Bohdan Yemets

Photo credit: Bohdan Yemets

Donate cryptocurrency to CARE

  •  89 DOGE (about $8) can provide a family in rural Benin with a Lucky Iron Fish, a reusable cooking tool to help treat anemia and improve nutrition*
  • .11 ETH (about $173) can provide a family in Turkey with warm clothes to survive the winter*
  • .07 BTC (about $1,600) can provide cash assistance to one refugee family from Ukraine to help them meet their basic needs for three months*

Where does my donation go?

Last year, CARE reached more than 174 million people in 111 countries with humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting programs. However, the triple threats from COVID-19, climate change, and conflict are affecting billions of people around the world. Bold ideas and fast action are needed to accelerate progress and turn the tide.

The CARE Crypto Fund for Humanitarian Aid directly funds critical humanitarian initiatives and empowers those closest to the problems to take the risks needed to achieve transformative change. Gifts will be immediately invested in high-impact solutions, including projects that test the use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as a viable and effective option to deliver aid to people in need.

Crypto donations are also currently funding CARE’s response to global emergencies, such as the recent Turkey-Syria Earthquakes. The crypto community is actively supporting CARE’s work with local partners in Turkey and Northwest Syria, providing vital resources to affected communities.

Ripple is matching all crypto donations for Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief 2:1 up to $750,000 USD on the Crypto for Charity platform, benefitting CARE, World Central Kitchen, Mercy Corps, and IRC. Learn more and donate to the Ripple Impact Earthquake Relief Fund here.

Giving crypto to CARE is simple and easy and goes to work immediately to support urgent humanitarian response efforts. The crypto community’s contributions help advance innovative solutions to meet increasingly complex humanitarian emergencies—from floods and locusts to armed conflict.  As examples of our work, in 2022, CARE successfully completed pilots to test the use of cryptocurrency in Kenya and Ecuador. Learn more about these projects. 

Are cryptocurrency donations tax-deductible?

Crypto donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. By making a charitable gift, you may be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes. Speak with a crypto-savvy tax professional to learn more about how donating crypto directly to charity increases the size of your gift.

Which cryptocurrencies does CARE accept?

We currently accept more than 70 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. We auto-convert crypto donations into fiat money for immediate use, aiding people in need around the world.

For more information on donating cryptocurrency

Please contact Alejandra Villalobos, Associate Vice President, Major Gifts for CARE USA, at


*Cryptocurrency value on this page represents February 7, 2023, market rates