NFTs For Virunga

Virunga National Park depends on the support from its international community to sustain its vital programs, such as Ranger training, the Fallen Rangers Fund for Widows, and the orphan gorilla program, that deliver benefits to its wildlife, employees, and local communities.

Your NFT donation not only helps to establish a future for the Park but also provides crucial resources for the Virunga’s dedicated community members whose livelihoods depend on the Park’s survival.

We have partnered with The Giving Block to easily and securely process your crypto-donation. Please provide an email address if you’d like to receive a tax-receipt.

What are NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens are intangible assets which represent ownership of digital media such as art, audio, video, avatars and other items for online gaming. They are designed to allow artists to exercise control over their work and avoid its appropriation.

Similar to cryptocurrencies, NFTs are held in digital wallets and traded using blockchain technology, a type of indelible digital ledger. This allows the bearer of an NFT to prove ownership of the digital media from which NFT value is derived.

Donate through an NFT Marketplace

Many NFT marketplaces provide the option to distribute proceeds from a sale proportionately. By assigning Virunga’s cryptocurrency wallet ID, and allocating a predetermined percentage of your NFT sale proceeds, you can ensure that Virunga automatically benefits from the sale of your work.

There are a number of NFT marketplaces where artists and creators can sell NFTs. Most marketplaces use cryptocurrencies, such as Ether or Bitcoin, to close out transactions. In order to facilitate an NFT transaction, both the buyer and seller must have a digital wallet issued by the marketplace on which the NFT is traded and a separate digital wallet for a cryptocurrency supported by that trading platform.

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.