You can now accept cryptocurrency donations

Raise more and attract younger donors. Start accepting bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) with CanadaHelps today.

Benefit from the rapidly
growing crypto market

Charitable giving via crypto has become an increasingly popular choice for individuals - make sure you’re ready for the growing demand.

Attract younger
Among the biggest investors are younger Canadians, with 24% of 18 to 24 year old's having purchased crypto assets.*
We make
crypto easy
We take the guesswork out of accepting crypto donations and manage the entire process on your behalf, including a carbon offset program.
Simplified tax
We sell the donated crypto as soon as we receive it and provide a tax receipt for the fair market value.
Trusted and
We’ve been powering online giving in Canada for more than 21 years. Over 26,000 charities trust CanadaHelps for all their fundraising and donor management needs.

13% of Canadians have purchased crypto assets such as bitcoin or ether, the two most popular digital currencies.*

How cryptocurrency donations work with CanadaHelps

Link to your personalized cryptocurrency donation page on from your charity website.

Donors donate their choice of bitcoin or ether to our CanadaHelps crypto wallet.

CanadaHelps promptly converts the cryptocurrency donation to Canadian Dollars and disburses the donation to your charity.

You have a job to do and "crypto expert" isn't in the description!

CanadaHelps provides your donors with a safe and clear process to donate cryptocurrency.

Don't have a CanadaHelps charity account? Register for free today.

Our green commitment to maintaining a carbon-neutral offering.

CarbonX Canada, in collaboration with its partner CCRI (Crypto Carbon Rating Institute), determines the average carbon emission for a donation of cryptocurrency by coin type. This data allows us to purchase the required carbon credit to offset this emission and ensure carbon neutrality. We are grateful to CarbonX for generously donating carbon credits that will offset the first 100 tonnes of carbon emissions resulting from cryptocurrency donations through CanadaHelps.

Just one low transaction fee
between 2-3% applies.

3% fee applies to cryptocurrency donations less than $10,000; 2.5% fee applies to cryptocurrency donations between $10,000-$49,999; 2.25% fee applies to cryptocurrency donations between $50,000-$99,999; 2% fee applies to cryptocurrency donations of $100,000+.

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding accepting cryptocurrency donations with CanadaHelps.

For a full list of FAQs, please visit our help center.

What is a cryptocurrency donation?

A cryptocurrency donation allows you to donate a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ether to the charity (or charities) of your choice. This donation is promptly converted into cash and is eligible for an instant charitable tax receipt.

What cryptocurrencies does CanadaHelps accept?

At this time, CanadaHelps only accepts Bitcoin or Ether cryptocurrency donations. These represent the vast majority of cryptocurrencies and are highly liquid and therefore can be exchanged for Canadian dollars easily. In the future, we may accept other forms of cryptocurrency donations.

When will our charity receive the proceeds from a donor’s crypto donation? 

We promptly sell all cryptocurrency transferred to CanadaHelps into Canadian dollars so we can issue a charitable tax receipt to the donor and disburse the proceeds in cash to the recipient charity or charities according to our standard disbursement policies.