Did you know that you can generate a tax deduction for the market value of your Bitcoin if you donate it to a charitable organization? It is considered a charitable contribution and you don’t have to pay taxes on the appreciation! You must donate it directly to the charity without selling it first, otherwise you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale.

For example, if you bought Bitcoin for $1,000 and it appreciates to $10,000, you can donate the $10,000 as a charitable deduction and not have to pay capital gains on the $9,000 appreciation in value.

So you’ve decided that you want to go the charitable donation route; where can you actually donate Bitcoin to? Fortunately, the BitcoinWiki has a handy list:

Art

Name Topic
Blendernation 3D, blender
Project gooseberry 3D, animation, blender

Entertainment

Name Topic
XKCD comic, nerdism
Heaven Sent Gaming multimedia

NGOs

Name Topic
Jaunimo linija emotional and psychological support for youth
Krizių įveikimo centras emotional and psychological support
Fundraising “Children nd Food” fights hunger in the world
Omni Nano pre-collegiate nanotechnology education (non-profit)
War Child Canada humanitarian aid for war-affected children (non-profit)

Open source

Name Topic
arkOS raspberry, linux, decentralize
awesome WM linux, X11, window manager
Apache Foundation Open Source Software ready for business use
Backbox linux, distro, hacking
Bluetile WM linux, X11, window manager
Cryptocat mail, crypto
Dia linux, windows, drawing, sketch, CAD
Dokuwiki wiki
Dosbox emulator, DOS, x86
Duplicati backup, cloud
Etherpad collaboration, selfhosting
F-Droid android, repository, open source
GIMP drawing, photos
Gource VCS, animation, git, svn, art
FarmBot farming, automatisation
FreeBSD unix, OS
FreeHAL A.I.
Freenet anonymity, decentralisation
Haiku OS OS, BeOS
Libre.fm music, creativecommons, radio
LibreOffice office suite
Linux Mint Linux, distro, Debian
Loomio discussion, decission, crowdsourcing, community
Mediagobblin video, hosting, distributed
Megaglest gaming
MuseScore music, music notation, sheet music
OpenELEC OS, HTPC, multimedia, raspberry
opengameart.org creative commons, art, gamedev
OpenStreetMap maps, open data
OsmAnd maps, Android
Piwik tracking, hosting
TOR anonymity, P2P, routing
TOR chat anonymity, TOR, chat
TOR servers anonymity, TOR, hosting
Piratelinux linux, distro, hacking
RaspBMC linux, distro, htpc, multimedia, raspberry
Replicant Android,linux, distro
VideoLAN multimedia, player
Wikispead car, vehicle
Yacy search engine, distributed

Foundations

Name Topic
archive.org
Bitcoin Foundation
Blender Foundation blender, 3D
citizenweb redistribute, dezentralize
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Freedombox Foundation wifi
Freedom of the press Foundation press, journalism, whistleblowing,
Free Network Foundation (FNF) wifi, crypto
Free Software Foundation (FSF) open source
Fundación Bitcoin Colombia Expand Bitcoin in Colombia
Gnome Foundation open source, Desktop, Linux
Mozilla Foundation open source, browser, email
ReactOS Foundation windows, kernel, open source
RU4ME Pet Rescue, Inc pet rescue…look for Bitcoin button on bottom of page
Wikimedia Foundation wikipedia, open knowledge
BitHope Foundation environment, health, social, micro charity campaigns

Activism

Net-politics

Name Topic
FreeSnowden activism, whistleblowing
Sea Shepherd environment, whaling
Sigil Social Foundation domestic violence, behavioral health counseling for lower income families
The pirate bay copyright, warez
Students for Life @ University of Arizona (SFL@UA) pro-life student club, affiliate of Students for Life of America
Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship social entrepreneurship, empowering women, digital skills training
Name Topic
netzpolitik.org
riseup.net hosting, activism
Wikileaks activism, whistleblower

Religion

Name Topic
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church church, religion, uu, unitarian, universalist

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