Make A Crypto Donation

Across Virunga National Park, innovation and technology are key to fulfilling our conservation and sustainable development aims.  In addition to physical technology, we continually track advancements in digital that can help us better connect with our supporters and be used for the greater good. Crypto-donations deliver on both these fronts.

As well as being native to digital landscapes, many people invested in cryptocurrencies exhibit an affinity for the natural world and a strong sense of social justice. By accepting crypto-donations, we make it easier for tech-minded, eco-conscious individuals to directly donate cryptocurrency to Virunga in a tax-efficient way.

Crypto-donations are used in much the same way as conventional donations. They help to conserve mountain gorillas and the Park’s rich-biodiversity, support sustainable development projects, such as the building of renewable energy sources, and ensure the continued presence of Rangers, the guardians of the Park’s long-term survival.

In 2021, thanks to our supporters we

  • Removed 1,260 snares

  • Conducted 24,000km of air surveillance

  • Patrolled 65,000km by foot

  • Provided healthcare and emergency support 620 Rangers and their families

  • Trained 150 new Rangers


In many countries, donating cryptocurrency is classed as a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This can make Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support Virunga National Park. However, you should consult a tax professional for specifics about your country.

Frequent Asked Questions

A. Yes, you can. We have an option for donors to submit only an email in order to receive an automatic tax receipt.

A. Yes, the Virunga Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and Belgium.

A. If you’d like to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, please talk to a local tax professional or review your tax authority guidelines.

A. No we do not. Through our crypto-wallet custodians The Giving Block, the charity auto-converts these gifts to dollars as soon as we receive them.

A. The Giving Block’s technology enables Virunga to accept donations in a variety of cryptocurrencies, ensuring transactions are processed securely and compliantly.

A. Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) USD Coin (USDC) Dai (DAI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) API3 (API3) Audius (AUDIO) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Decentraland (MANA) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle (RAD) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Terra (LUNA) TerraUSD (UST) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC)