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For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for millions of vulnerable people around the world.

Last year, CARE reached more than 174 million people in 111 countries with humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting programs. However, continued fallout from COVID-19 combined with climate-driven disasters, health epidemics, and conflicts threaten already fragile communities with deeper levels of poverty and suffering – pushing equality for women and girls increasingly out of reach. Bold ideas and fast action are needed to accelerate progress for women and families around the world. ​

CARE is on the forefront of using crypto donations to save lives.

We are partnering with the crypto community to help advance innovative solutions to meet increasingly complex and devastating humanitarian emergencies—from armed conflict in Ukraine to earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and fighting the worst hunger crisis in history. Mothers are working hard every day to create a safe and healthy future for their families. CARE is working hard every day with all forms of currency to change the world.

What you need to know about CARE and Crypto Donations​

How have crypto donations helped save lives?​

​Gifts are 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. CARE can take your crypto donation and put it to work immediately to support urgent needs. We use crypto donations to get cash into the hands of families who need it to buy food, to help women access health services quickly, and to help in high periods of emergency and crisis.​

Which cryptocurrencies does CARE accept? ​

CARE accepts donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and nearly a hundred other cryptocurrencies through The Giving Block and Endaoment. Please visit our crypto donation page and go to “Select Your Crypto” on the widget to see the latest list of cryptocurrencies.

Is my crypto donation anonymous? ​

Yes, you can donate anonymously. Please note you will not receive a tax receipt unless you provide your email address. ​

Is it tax deductible? ​

Yes, your cryptocurrency donation is tax deductible.* CARE offers supporters who want to donate cryptocurrency to CARE the ability to donate in a tax-efficient way. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are tax-deductible. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. *Subject to change. Please consult your tax advisor.

What is an NFT? ​

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a part of the crypto and blockchain landscape. In layman’s terms, you can think of NFTs as a kind of data file that can be transferred between owners through digital transactions on a blockchain. ​

Are all NFTs related to art?​

Much of the earlier market for NFTs was centered around digital art and collectibles, but it has evolved into much more. NFTs can represent digital or real-world items like artwork and real estate.

Can I sell an NFT and give the proceeds to CARE? ​

​Yes, we would greatly appreciate the proceeds of an NFT sale or auction to help people around the world. Please click here for information on NFT project set up steps.

How can I donate cryptocurrency to CARE?​​

We welcome your crypto donations and take nearly a hundred forms of crypto. Please donate here.

If you have any questions, please contact Alejandra Villalobos at alejandra.villalobos@care.org.

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Examples of Crypto at Work!
#CryptoForCARE ​


Seeking Signals Through the Noise: CARE Launches 1st Crypto Voucher Pilots in Kenya and Ecuador

CARE is partnering with leaders in the cryptocurrency movement to deliver crypto-based vouchers to women and groups in Africa and Latin America. Read More

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Press Releases

CARE Chooses Celo and Emerging Impact as First Blockchain Partners in Latin America

CARE USA today announced that it has selected Celo, an open-source blockchain ecosystem focused on making decentralized financial (DeFi) systems and tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone, to leverage the benefits of blockchain technology for the first time in its program in Latin America. Read More

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CARE Tests Cryptocurrency Vouchers for Aid Delivery in Kenya and Ecuador

CARE has been exploring how these emerging technologies can help meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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In an era of unprecedented humanitarian challenges, CARE seeks to harness innovation...We welcome the opportunity to deploy emerging technologies like crypto to help us achieve social impact at scale.

Glenn Hutchins

Program Partners

Examples of CARE in the Crypto News

Partnership for Central America Launches Digital Art Collection in partnership with Mastercard, CARE and HUG

March 31, 2023

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Explainer: How are Humanitarian Aid Organizations Using Blockchain and Web3?

January 24, 2023

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Morning Brew: Crypto for a cause: These 3 charities show how donating crypto can immediately impact people in need

November 2022

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Cointelegraph Magazine: Crypto is changing how humanitarian agencies deliver aid and services

May 25, 2022

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Is Crypto the Next Big Thing in Fundraising? Ukraine Aid Groups Aim to Find Out

March 11, 2022

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CARE Package NFT Project Delivers Urgent Humanitarian Aid to Afghan Families in Need

October 11, 2021

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Devex: "CARE tests cryptocurrency vouchers for aid delivery in Kenya, Ecuador."

August 13, 2021

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Seeking Signals Through the Noise: CARE Launches 1st Crypto Voucher Pilots in Kenya and Ecuador

August 12, 2021

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CARE Chooses Celo and Emerging Impact as First Blockchain Partners in Latin America

August 10, 2021

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Cointelegraph: Helping Afghanistan: Organizations currently accepting crypto donations

August 2, 2021

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CARE Failing Forward Podcast: The Chance To Choose Something Different: Crypto, Cash, and Refugees

May 26, 2022

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#CryptoForCARE in the News