The Giving Block Launches First-Ever Bitcoin, Crypto Donations Fund For Miami Nonprofits

The Giving Block Launches First-Ever Bitcoin, Crypto Donations Fund For Miami Nonprofits
  • Caring With Crypto is an ongoing campaign between TGB and Shift4, where The Giving Block is matching with various Impact Index Funds.
  • The CEO of Shift 4 will be personally matching the first $10 million in cryptocurrency donations.
  • The fund allows donors to donate to all participating nonprofits in a single transaction that is equally distributed to all participants.

The Giving Block, a bitcoin and cryptocurrency fundraising platform for nonprofits, announced the Miami Impact Index Fund, allows donors to provide funds to all participating Miami area nonprofits with a single donation, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine.

When donors provide donations to the fund, each participating nonprofit will receive an equal share of the donation. Donations will also be doubled due to The Giving Block partnering with Shift4, a payment processor, in a program called Caring With Crypto.

The partnership between the two companies will see Shift4 CEO Jared Isaacman personally match any donation up to the first $10 million donated to the program. This effectively doubles any donation made to all of the causes in a single transaction.

The release explains that it is more common for high net-worth individuals to donate property than it is to donate cash, as donating cryptocurrency like bitcoin directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient than a standard cash donation since the IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property.

When a donor donates bitcoin to one of the previously mentioned nonprofits, they receive a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the bitcoin and they avoid paying the capital gains tax normally incurred by selling bitcoin, meaning that donors would have less access to donatable cash after paying the taxes to receive cash for selling the bitcoin. In short, donors can give more and deduct more from their taxes, which sometimes makes up to a 30% difference, according to the release.

Participants of the fund include but are not limited to: Nicklaus Children’s Health System, NU Deco Ensemble Inc., Third Wave Volunteers Inc, Chapman Partnership, Jackson Health Foundation, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and United Way Miami. 

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