Gifts of Cryptocurrency
The University of Oregon Foundation accepts multiple forms of cryptocurrency in addition to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Additional accepted cryptocurrencies can be displayed in a dropdown list by clicking "Other crypto options".
To support the University of Oregon with a donation of cryptocurrency, please use the form provided by The Giving Block, our cryptocurrency partner. Please use the "Donation Notes" field to designate the area or fund you would like to support, or indicate any other special instructions.
Why Donate Cryptocurrency?
For donors in the United States, the IRS has classified cryptocurrency as a form of property for tax purposes. This means that when you donate cryptocurrencies to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you may not be required to pay capital gains tax on the donated cryptocurrency and you may still be able to claim a deduction for your gift. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.
In accordance with our Gift Acceptance Policy, all contributions of cryptocurrency are converted to cash immediately upon acceptance and cannot be refunded for any reason. While we are happy to honor requests for anonymity, we require that all donors identify themselves when making a charitable contribution.
Please only send the exact cryptocurrency you have selected. Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed), as these are unsupported and may result in loss of donation. For more information visit The Giving Block FAQ.