Nonprofits & Bitcoin

Some nonprofit organizations accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as forms of donation. There are a couple of benefits when making a donation with bitcoin.

First, the processing fees are much lower with bitcoin, compared to other payment processors. Some mainstream payment processors will charge as much as 10% for the transaction, which reduced the amount of money that the organization receives. Processing fees with bitcoin can be as low as .01%!

The second reason why it can be beneficial to donate with bitcoin is because the donation will be recorded on bitcoin’s distributed ledger and you can ensure your funds are going to the correct location. You can also track where the organization sends your donation, which provides greater transparency, so you know your funds are going to a good cause.

Below is a list of verified organizations that accept bitcoin, with the organizations bitcoin address:

1. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.


Sea Shepherd’s Bitcoin Address: