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August 27, 2014, 01:12:11 PM
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The following is a work in progress.  It's intended to be an active and comprehensive list of
You can easily confirm an organization's status and make a donation from the information given here.

You can also help build this list.  If you know or learn of any additional organization that satisfies the above criteria, please let me know by private message (or posting in this topic) and I will check it out and edit the list accordingly.

Information Fully Reviewed for Accuracy - May 12, 2016

Humanitarian, Social, Religious

Against Malaria Foundation : 20-3069841 : Kansas City MO : againstmalaria.com
Americas Unwanted Children : 27-0153927 : El Paso TX : americasunwantedchildren.org
Amurtel : 47-1136370 : Warren VT : amurtel.org
Art in All of US : 20-8276302 : New York NY : artinallofus.org
Bitgive Foundation : 46-3362563 : Sacramento CA :  bitgivefoundation.org
Boys & Girls Club Fox Valley : 39-1225709 : Appleton WI : bgclubfoxvalley.org
Bread for the City : 52-1138207 : Washington DC : breadforthecity.org
Central Texas Food Bank : 74-2217350 : Austin TX : centraltexasfoodbank.org
Chels Children : 46-4613127 : Vienna VA : chelschildren.org
Dignitas International : 26-0387288 : New York NY : dignitasinternational.org
Gift of A Helping Hand : 38-3640111 : Detroit MI : tgoahhctbuildingandtoyfund.org
Give Direct : 27-1661997 : Danvers MA : givedirectly.org
Global Impact : 52-1273585 : Alexandria VA : charity.org
Jovial Concepts : 27-1059850 : Lakewood CO : jovialconcepts.org
Kaya Children International : 90-0117473 : Lincoln MA : kayachildren.org
Literacy Bridge : 26-1335205 : Seattle WA : literacybridge.org
National Association of Junior Auxiliaries : 64-0362384 : Greenville MS : najanet.org
Princeton Opera Alliance : 46-5642922 : Princeton NJ : princetonopera.org
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region : 22-2356004 : Albany NY : rmhcofalbany.org
R U 4 Me Pet Rescue : 65-0874746 : Lake Worth FL : ru4mepetrescue.rescuegroups.org
Run 2 Rescue : 46-0748210 : Riverside CA : run2rescue.com
Save the Children Federation : 06-0726487 : Fairfield CT : savethechildren.org
See Change Foundation : 46-0989661 : Valparaiso IN : scfnepal.org
Solar Cookers International : 68-0153141 : Sacramento CA : solarcookers.org
Songs of Love Foundation : 11-3314191 : Forest Hills NY : songsoflove.org
United Way Worldwide : 13-1635294 : Alexandria VA : unitedway.org
Upaya Social Ventures : 80-0713334 : Seattle WA : upayasv.org
Water Project : 26-1455510 : Concord NH : thewaterproject.org
Without Regrets Foundation : 45-2592845 : Dripping Springs TX : withoutregrets.org
World Aid for Homeless Children : 26-4576703 : Washington DC : worldaid.org

Educational, Political, Scientific

Abolitionist Law Center : 46-2132412 : Pittsburgh PA : abolitionistlawcenter.org
Alcor Life Extension Foundation : 23-7154039 : Scottsdale AZ : alcor.org
Amazon Watch : 95-4604782 : Oakland CA : amazonwatch.org
B612 Foundation : 54-2078469 : Mill Valley CA : sentinelmission.org
Burning Man Project : 45-2638273 : San Franciso CA : burningman.org
California Urban Forests Council : 95-3565481 : Novato CA : caufc.org
Carnicom Institute : 61-1573872 : Wallace ID : carnicominstitute.org
Center for Applied Rationality : 45-3100226 : Berkeley CA : rationality.org
Blockchain Education Network : 46-5280397 : Ann Arbor MI : blockchainedu.org
Democracy Now Productions : 01-0708733 : New York NY : democracynow.org
El Camino Real Academy Education Foundation : 27-0217395 : Albuquerque NM : elcaminorealacademy.com
Electronic Frontier Foundation : 04-3091431 : San Francisco CA: eff.org
Erowid Center : 20-3256212 : Grass Valley CA : erowid.org
Foundation for Economic Education : 13-6006960 : Atlanta GA : fee.org
Freedom of the Press Foundation : 46-0967274 : San Francisco CA : pressfreedomfoundation.org
Free Software Foundation : 04-2888848 : Boston MA : fsf.org
Free State Project : 36-4668773 : Manchester NH : freestateproject.org
Gotopless : 27-3347526 : Las Vegas NV : gotopless.org
Greenpeace Fund : 95-3313195 : Washington DC : greenpeacefund.org
Group B Strep International : 20-5483622 : Pomona CA : groupbstrepinternational.org
Khan Academy : 26-1544963 : Mountain View CA : khanacademy.org
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Educational Fund : 16-1645758 : Medford MA : leap.cc
League Against Aids : 65-0057294 : Miami FL : leagueagainstaids.com
Lifeboat Foundation : 80-0034805 : Minden NV : lifeboat.com
Machine Intelligence Research Institute : 58-2565917 : Berkeley CA : intelligence.org
Makers Local 256 : 26-2511523 : Huntsville AL : 256.makerslocal.org
Mercatus Center : 54-1436224 : Arlington VA : mercatus.org
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation : 75-2816066 : Alexandria VA : curemeso.org
Mozilla Foundation : 20-0097189 : Mountain View CA : mozilla.org
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies: 59-2751953 : Santa Cruz CA : maps.org
Nonprofit Technology Resources : 23-1975894 : Philadelphia PA : ntrweb.org
Operation Fistula : 35-2326522 : Austin TX : opfistula.org
Planetary Society : 95-3423566 : Pasadena CA : planetary.org
Randolph Bourne Institute : 71-0929026 : Redwood City CA : antiwar.com
Reef Check Foundation : 95-4858649 : Marina Del Rey CA : reefcheck.org
Rett Syndrome Research Trust : 26-0687439 : Trumbull CT : rsrt.org
Rise Above It : 20-4882374 : Avon Lake OH : raibenefit.org
Sea Shepherd Conservation : 93-0792021 : Seattle WA : seashepherd.org
Seasteading Institute : 26-2386590 : San Francisco CA : seasteading.org
Secret Knowledge : 46-4364813 : Portland OR : secretknowledge.org
Sens Foundation : 94-3473864 : Mountain View CA : sens.org
Students for Liberty : 94-3435899 : Washington DC : studentsforliberty.org
Tidepool Project : 46-2302287 : Palo Alto CA : tidepool.org
Tor Project : 20-8096820 : Cambridge MA : torproject.org
Wikimedia Foundation : 20-0049703 : San Francisco CA : wikimediafoundation.org

Special Situation

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund : 11-0303001 : Boston MA : fidelitycharitable.org Donor Advised Funds

There are reasons some non-profit organizations accepting bitcoin may not be found on this list:
  • They may choose not to seek IRS registration;
  • Their application may have been denied, or be currently processing, or be approved already but not yet posted on this IRS resource; or,
  • They may have tax-deductible status under another non-profit entity (umbrella).

There can be a significant tax advantage in donating bitcoin to these charities.  Read more about it in the topic Avoid U.S. Taxes on Bitcoin. Give to Charity.  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=627860.0

IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charities That Accept Bitcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758674.0
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August 27, 2014, 05:52:13 PM
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There might be additional ones that can be found from sifting through the list here:  https://twitter.com/ClubAlpaca/lists/acceptsbitcoindonations/members

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August 27, 2014, 09:54:01 PM
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There might be additional ones that can be found from sifting through the list here:  https://twitter.com/ClubAlpaca/lists/acceptsbitcoindonations/members
Thanks so much for pointing me to this list I hadn't found yet!  I just did the sifting and added five more new listings.

IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charities That Accept Bitcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758674.0
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August 28, 2014, 11:22:21 AM
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This is highly informative.

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August 28, 2014, 09:23:56 PM
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Another tax exempt charity that accepts bitcoin donations:

AMURTEL.  (www.amurtel.org)

AMURTEL is an international volunteer organization that works to help improve the quality of life for people experiencing chronic poverty or acute stress from environmental, financial, or political distress. We encourage and enable individuals and communities to harness their own resources for securing the basic necessities of life and for gaining greater economic sustainability and social and spiritual fulfillment. It is the goal of AMURTEL to assist communities in their recovery and development while honoring their customs, language, and religious beliefs.
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August 29, 2014, 07:22:34 PM
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Another tax exempt charity that accepts bitcoin donations:
Maybe tax exempt, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization. I could not find their EIN anywhere -- to check on the IRS data base. And that's one of the core qualifiers for inclusion in this list. Maybe you can check that out further for me?

IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charities That Accept Bitcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758674.0
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August 31, 2014, 10:27:29 PM
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Thank you for compiling and sharing this list!
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Amazing list. Thanks so much for managing it allgoodthings1. I'd love to add our nonprofit:

PeaceTones: 20-2683134: San Francisco, CA: www.peacetones.org

We could be described as humanitarian, social, or educational with our musician empowerment work. For more info, visit www.peacetoens.org.
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September 03, 2014, 11:29:00 PM
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http://www.bgclubfoxvalley.org/donate/

Taken from the bottom of their donate page:

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley is recognized as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All individual and corporate gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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I'd love to add our nonprofit: PeaceTones: 20-2683134
I'm sorry, but--on the EO Select Check--your organization name does not correspond with the EIN, as it must for inclusion in this list. Perhaps you miscopied the number?

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September 11, 2014, 06:49:54 PM
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Chel's Children now accepts bitcoin
www.chelschildren.org

Chel's Children is a non profit charitable organization whose main purpose is to help  underprivileged children in the Philippines.

Great Thread, thank you!!!!!
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Amazing Surf Adventures : 26-3661313 : San Luis Obispo County CA : amazingsurfadventures.org
Amazing Surf Adventures (ASA) develops community programs which utilize surfing, along with other activities, to help individuals change their perspective and overcome their particular life’s challenges.
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For non-altruists, this is a good tax offset.  Smiley

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I'm kind of disheartened since I was so enthusiastic in convincing the guys at AiA to start accepting bitcoin, telling them how bitcoin crowd is all altruistic and happy to show love to new merchants... However, so far they got zero bitcoin donations (not counting mine). Can I ask you kindly to please consider sending a few kilobits their way. They are genuinely awesome people working with children all over the world and helping make their lives a bit more beautiful. You can see some jaw dropping photos on their website and learn more about their programs that encourage creativity, tolerance and cultural exchange among children all over the planet. I have no interest in this, other than sincerely wishing for them to be showered with money because they really deserve it and they will put it to good use.

Thank you kindly.

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Art in All of US : 20-8276302 : New York NY : artinallofus.org

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October 24, 2014, 05:20:22 PM
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All that Bitcoin 100 endowed found here http://bitcoin100.org/charities/ were vetted to make sure that they were registered NGOs.

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All that Bitcoin 100 endowed found here http://bitcoin100.org/charities/ were vetted to make sure that they were registered NGOs.
Just to be clear: 'Registered NGO' does not equal '501(c)(3)/U.S. Tax-Deductible'. And this list only includes the latter.

The Bitcoin 100 list was the first collection of candidates that I started checking out.  There are actually a few different lists around that present a good resource for finding NGOs/non-profits/charities that accept bitcoin.  Giving to those is a good thing, to be sure.  They're just not necessarily tax-deductible for U.S. donors, and donations to them are not exempt from long-term capital gains treatment.

IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charities That Accept Bitcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758674.0
Avoid U.S. Taxes on Bitcoin. Give to Charity. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=627860.0
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I'm kind of disheartened since I was so enthusiastic in convincing the guys at AiA to start accepting bitcoin, telling them how bitcoin crowd is all altruistic and happy to show love to new merchants... However, so far they got zero bitcoin donations (not counting mine). Can I ask you kindly to please consider sending a few kilobits their way. They are genuinely awesome people working with children all over the world and helping make their lives a bit more beautiful. You can see some jaw dropping photos on their website and learn more about their programs that encourage creativity, tolerance and cultural exchange among children all over the planet. I have no interest in this, other than sincerely wishing for them to be showered with money because they really deserve it and they will put it to good use.
Thanks for posting, Gold. I just sent a small donation; hopefully others will do the same. Their web site makes it easy. I've thought before.. maybe I should do periodic walkabouts, just making some small donations, especially to the lesser known charities on this list. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

I've found I hold my wallet a little closer to my chest these days, what with the price doldrums that put me underwater on my average cost basis. Maybe others are there with me.  And of course, a lot of people are their most generous during the holiday and end-of-the-year tax season that's fast approaching us again.  Hopefully we will all be more enthusiastic givers again soon.

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November 27, 2014, 02:58:00 AM
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Why not a 508(c)(1)(A) church organization?

A 501(c)(3) is for corporations, which are organized for religious or benevolent purposes. Check what the law says.

A 508(c)(1)(A) is listed below in part. The whole thing can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title26/pdf/USCODE-2011-title26-subtitleA-chap1-subchapF-partII-sec508.pdf .

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(c) Exceptions
(1) Mandatory exceptions
Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to—
(A) churches, their integrated auxiliaries,
and conventions or associations of churches,
or
(B) any organization which is not a private
foundation (as defined in section 509(a)) and
the gross receipts of which in each taxable
year are normally not more than $5,000.

The point is, 501s are tax exempt. This means that you apply to the IRS for your status of exemption, and they can dictate the rules.

The 508s are tax excepted (mandatory exceptions). This means that you don't apply, rather you register. As long as you remain non-profit, you are hands off with regard to the IRS.

Most of the churches in the United States have been deluded by lawyers and bankers into thinking that they need be a 501 corporation. If they remained churches rather than becoming corporations, it would be hands-off regarding the IRS.

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November 27, 2014, 03:56:57 AM
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Q: Why not a 508(c)(1)(A) church organization?
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A: The 508s are tax excepted (mandatory exceptions). This means that you don't apply, rather you register. As long as you remain non-profit, you are hands off with regard to the IRS.

Asked and answered.

There's little point to having a list like this for churches, since
* Nearly all are excepted, anyway; and,
* Nearly all are so limited in location and influence, that they command little broad, national interest for donations.

Public charities are quite different.
* There are perhaps equally large numbers of registered [501(c)(3)] and unregistered ones; and,
* Most of the registered ones have a broad, national appeal to at least an like-interest-specific group of contributors.

That's one of the reasons for limiting this resource to only registered public charities.  Anyone is free to make a similar list of all the churches accepting bitcoin.  That's just not in the restricted scope of this list.

IRS 501(c)(3) Public Charities That Accept Bitcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758674.0
Avoid U.S. Taxes on Bitcoin. Give to Charity. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=627860.0
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