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Donate Crypto to First Book

Now accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and over 70 leading cryptocurrencies.

Support Us Through Cryptocurrency

We believe every child should have equal access to quality education. For 30 years, fueled by generous donations from hundreds of thousands of supporters, First Book has made a direct impact on the lives of millions of children in need.

Today, we serve 1 out of every 3 classrooms or programs with low-income students. But we don’t do it alone. First Book’s network of educators is the largest of its kind. Over 575,000 classroom teachers, summer and early childhood program staff, librarians, community advocates, care providers, and more – all working together to build a more promising future for children and families in need.

Please note that donations support First Book’s entire mission and will not be designated to a specific campaign. Your gift will be used where it is needed most.

Get Started

Through our collaboration with The Giving Block, First Book can now accept donations from over 70 leading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Use the widget below to start your crypto donation or read through additional frequently asked questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate cryptocurrency to First Book?

Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:

  1. Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount
  2. Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously)
  3. Make your gift!

Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. This confirmation of your donation will help you close the loop when calculating your taxes.

Use the widget above to get started.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, as allowed by your local law. First Book will provide you a tax receipt to the name and email address you provide. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. However, it is important to check with your tax advisor about the process. First Book staff is unable to offer tax or legal advice.

What are the advantages of donating crypto to First Book?

In the United States, cryptocurrencies are classified as property for tax purposes (like stocks). This means that when you donate appreciated crypto directly to First Book, you don’t owe capital gains tax on those earnings, and neither does First Book. Your donation is larger – and can have a greater impact. Your tax deduction will be equal to the fair market value of the donated cryptocurrency (as determined by a qualified appraisal).

I need help with my donation. How can I get in touch?

We are happy to help! To contact us about making a crypto donation, please send an email to impact@firstbook.org with the subject line “Crypto Donation.”

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