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Donate Cryptocurrency to Transform the Family History Experience

A crypto donation to American Ancestors will enrich lives, preserve legacies, and support the fascinating intersections between history and genealogy, personal heritage, and culture. We will receive the cash proceeds of selling cryptocurrency as soon as it is received.

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How to Donate

You can donate crypto automatically through the donation form on this page. American Ancestors has partnered with The Giving Block and the regulated Gemini cryptocurrency exchange to ensure you may make an impact today. Please refer to this page for a list of cryptocurrencies you can donate. You will receive an automated donation receipt, and we will follow up to let you know how your gift is helping!

Or Contact Us

If you prefer connecting with a specialist, or giving through your broker, please contact Ted MacMahon, Assistant Vice President, at If you would like to schedule a time to talk through your gift, please visit this link.

Why Donate Crypto?

Many donors give crypto to reduce their tax bills and significantly increase their gift size. When U.S. donors give appreciated property (like cryptocurrencies and stock) to American Ancestors, they will not owe taxes on donated crypto, and neither will the charity! Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount, and the gift is typically eligible for a tax deduction for the full fair market value.