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Quick Overview of NGOs that Accepts Bitcoin

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The Non-profit industry as a sector is showing tremendous interest in the nascent cryptocurrency system. Why not! What do they stand to risk? Theirs is to receive and ours is to give. Sure! It is a win-win, because whatever we donate comes back to our larger communities through philanthropic projects. Below is a list of nongovernmental organisations that accepts Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

List of NGOs that Accepts Bitcoin

  1. BitGive

Founded in 2013, BitGive is the foremost Bitcoin 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation  in the United States, which is leveraging on the cryptocurrency technology for the non-profit sector. The organisation which is barely four years has built a positive philanthropic representative organization for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry, thereby bridging the gap between the Bitcoin technology and its essential applications for the benefit of humanitarian projects in the developing world. BitGive is in strong partnerships and has raised funds with popular nonprofits such as Save the Children, The Water Project, TECHO, Medic Mobile, and more.

Their flagship project is GiveTrack, a innovatory donation solution for nonprofits aim at ensuring transparency and accountability to donors by sharing financial information and direct project results in real time. In 2015, BitGive announced its Bitcoin Charity 2.0 Initiative, which includes a variety of projects aimed at leveraging Bitcoin and blockchain technology to benefit charitable organizations worldwide.

Areas of Focus: public Health and environment

Website: https://www.bitgivefoundation.org

2. American Red Cross

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is the authorized US partner of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. The charitable movement provides disaster relief and emergency assistance in the US and posted total operating revenues and expenses of $3.4bn for its fiscal year 2013.

The organisation has announced that it has started accepting Bitcoin and donations can now be made through a dedicated website  facilitated by BitPay.  BitPay has excluded non-profit organisations from payment processing fees, a market strategy which Coinbase its largest US competitor is already implementing.

Website: http://www.redcross.org

  1. Wikipedia

Wikipedia, founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales is largest collection of free, collaborative knowledge in human history and stands as one of the most visited websites in the world. Wikipedia is a library resource for learning, research and knowledge. It is purely not into commerce and advertisement; hence it depends on donations to keep feeding the world with great information. They currently accept Bitcoin donation. Feel free to donate.

The Wikimedia Foundation supports the following number of projects:

  • Wiktionary– a free dictionary
  • Wikiquote– a free collection of quotes
  • Wikibooks– a free collection of books
  • Wikisource– a free collection of primary source materials
  • Wikimedia Commons– a free media repository
  • Wikispecies– a science based wiki for documenting all the species of the world
  • Wikinews– a collaborative journalism site
  • Wikiversity– a free educational resource repository
  • Wikidata– a structured data repository used by all Wikimedia projects
  • Wikivoyage– a free travel information site
  • MediaWiki– the open source wiki software behind all our public websites

Website: https://wikimediafoundation.org

  1. Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a top global humanitarian/non-profit agency known for saving and improving lives in the world’s most harsh environment, especially those filled with poverty, conflict and disaster. Mercy corps is all over the world especially in Africa, giving prompt response to many humanitarian emergencies and often stays beyond crisis. In over 40 countries, they partner with local initiatives, to implement life changing ideas, help locals overcome hardship, and build stronger and healthier communities.

Website: https://www.mercycorps.org

  1. League Against AIDS

The non-profit was established in Miami over 2 decades ago and is committed to the prevention of AIDS via public education, enlightening and support services to curtail the spread of the disease. League Against AIDS  is the foremost AIDS Hispanic health service movement in Miami  to start accept Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) donations.

Website: http://www.leagueagainstaids.com

  1. Ghana Medical Help

This is a Canadian formed non-profit which is leading the campaign on providing basic medical services to the inhabitants of Ghana and some African countries. For over six years, Thousands of volunteers from Canada and the UK have been offering to assist in the alleviation of the lack of basic medical equipment, limited budgets and personnel of hospitals in Ghana. The organisation accepts Bitcoin and Dogecoin.
website: http://www.ghanamedicalhelp.com/

  1. The BitHope Foundation

This is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based Bulgaria which  in the public benefit has adopted cryptocurrency ONLY as a means to raise funds for all campaigns that are hosted on the BitHope.org platform. What the Foundation and the platform do is actually convert your Bitcoins donation into tangible products to benefit people, animals and the environment.

The BitHope Foundation avails you a platform where you can locate a cause that you individually associate with and help finance it using the world’s future currency. BitHope seeks to also support well established NGOs in their efforts to make the world a better place by channeling additional funding to their altruistic initiatives.  The Foundation encourages businesses and individuals  in the emerging Bitcoin market to divert little of their crypto coins profits to socially important causes and, thereby, help improve the perception and acceptance of cryptocurrencies globally.

Website: https://bithope.org

  1. Sean’s Outpost

This is the biggest provider of foods to the homeless in Escambia County in Florida, USA. They proudly have the special peculiarity of being the ONLY homeless outreach in the world principally financed by cryptocurrencies.

Website: http://www.seansoutpost.com/

  1. Free Software Foundation

Is digital freedom something you cherish? Free Software Foundation is a non-profit organisation that manages and supports the free GNU software, finance Savannah (the free software source codes bank) and ensure that the array of free software available on the internet continues to grow. You sure can channel your enthusiasm (and coins) into the foundation if digital freedom is what you cherish.

Website: https://www.fsf.org/

  1. KHAN ACADEMY

This is a free online resource academy for children who are passionate about almost anything, be it– science, history, math, humanities, computer programming. biology, physics, , and more.the resources here is provided in  series of video classes and is tested through online tests. Growing into a global multi-cultural, multilingual learning solution, Khan Academy is poised to  improve the lives of millions of pupils across the world.

Website: https://www.khanacademy.org