Donate Bitcoin

You can also donate to our Lightning receive address: [email protected]

Or scan the QR code below with a LN-URL Pay compatible Lightning wallet.

For individuals in closed societies, or for anyone facing hyperinflation, capital controls, sanctions, or financial surveillance, Bitcoin can be a tool of freedom. Your donation of BTC will help HRF research and advocate for people’s rights and liberties across the world.

HRF has accepted Bitcoin donations since 2014. HRF has also announced a Bitcoin Development fund to support developers improving the privacy, resiliency, and decentralization of the Bitcoin network. Click here to learn more. Today, we are also happy to take your Bitcoin donation via BTC Pay Server, a self-hosted, open-source cryptocurrency payment processor. It’s secure, private, censorship-resistant and free. Just select an amount and click the link below to get started. You can also donate via the Lightning network by selecting Lightning on the checkout screen.

If you’d like, you can earmark your donation specifically to support our research and advocacy in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space through projects like the Open Money Initiative and our Privacy Technology Fellowship. For a PayJoin BTC donation click here.

To learn more about our role in this space, you can read our articles on the topic in Time Magazine and CNN and listen to our interview at Bloomberg.

For donors in the United States, the IRS has classified Bitcoin as property for tax purposes. This means that when you donate Bitcoin to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit like HRF, you don’t have to pay capital gains tax and the full amount is tax deductible for you. If you’d like to receive a tax receipt for your donation, please contact [email protected].