How cryptocurrency and alternative methods of donating can make a difference 

donate cryptocurrency to support S2S families

Looking for a way to make a meaningful difference for individuals and families facing homelessness? At Shelters to Shutters we are doing just that! And we want to make it easy for you to contribute to a cause that is important to you. Shelters to Shutters now accepts cryptocurrency like bitcoin or Ether. It’s just the latest in a long list of ways that our donors can support our amazing participants like George and his daughter.   

Whether you’re looking for a tax-benefit or even a less-direct, low or no-cost way to donate, we’ve got your ideas here!  

Donate Cryptocurrency

Shelters to Shutters has partnered with The Giving Block to convert your cryptocurrency donation into dollars that will go directly to our mission. Like donating stocks, donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciate amount and can deduct it on your taxes.  

We accept the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK), 0x (ZRX), Storj (STORJ), Dai (DAI), Amp (AMP), The Graph (GRT), UMA (UMA), 1inch (1INCH), and dozens of others. A comprehensive list appears below! 

Donating Stock

A gift of appreciated stock can benefit you in two ways: you receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities and at the same time you may avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stock. To make a gift of stock to Shelters to Shutters, contact Kristen Poteet at 703-634-6130 or email 

Donate a Car

Shelters to Shutters partners with the Cars for Charity vehicle donation program which allows you to donate your car with the value in dollars going directly to Shelters to Shutters and you can deduct the amount on your taxes. Cars for Charity makes it simple and seamless! Click here to donate a car to Shelters to Shutters.  

Workplace Matching Gifts

Many companies today have workplace giving programs that provide a matching contribution to donations made by employees. Check with your company to see if they have one in place to double your donation impact! Shelters to Shutters is a registered charity on Benevity and YourCause and can also be found via United Way as well as other giving platforms. Simply look up our Tax ID 47-1004312 and direct your gift to Shelters to Shutters. If your company requires documentation from the charity for a match, contact us at 

Celebrate with Your Own Peer to Peer Fundraiser

Make your special day even more meaningful by requesting gifts to support others in place of traditional birthday or anniversary gifts. From honoring a loved one or celebrating a special occasion, to hosting a happy hour or walk/run, planning a fundraiser is fun and rewarding! We are happy to support you through the planning process and provide S2S marketing and branding materials. Email us with your ideas 

Facebook Fundraising

Did you know that Facebook processes donations without any fees? If you are already using the platform, it can be a great way to give online. Use the donation button on our Shelters to Shutters Facebook Page 


A way to donate without any extra cost? Yes, please! If you are already shopping on Amazon, make the switch to AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Shelters to Shutters. Use this link to designate S2S as your AmazonSmile charity today and when you shop make sure to do so at  

Credit Cards and Checks

Finally, we are happy to accept traditional donations from credit cards, donor advised funds and personal or corporate checks. To make a donation with a credit card, visit our online donation page 

Checks can be made payable to Shelters to Shutters and mailed to 1921 Gallows Road, Suite 700, Vienna, VA 22182. If you would like your gift directed to a specific city we operate in, please make a note on the check.  

Thank you for considering donating your valuable resources to support our work!  

*Cryptocurrencies Accepted

We currently accept more than 100 cryptocurrencies, including: 

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (MIST), Amp (AMP), Ankr (ANKR), ApeCoin (APE), API3 (API3), Audius (AUDIO), Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Binance USD (BUSD), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bonfida (FIDA), ChainLink (LINK), Chiliz (CHZ), Civic (CVC), Compound (COMP), Curve Dao Token (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), DeFi Pulse Index (DPI), Dogecoin (DOGE), Dogelon Mars (ELON), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Fantom (FTM), (FET), Filecoin (FIL), Gala (GALA), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective (INJ), Keep3r (KP3R), Kyber Network (KNC), Lido (LDO), Liquity (LQTY), Liquity USD (LUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Magic Internet Money (MIM), Maker (MKR), Maple Finance (MPL), Mask Network (MASK), Merit Circle (MC), Metis (METIS), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Numeraire (NMR), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polkadot (DOT), Polygon (MATIC), Qredo (QRDO), Quant (QNT), Radicle (RAD), Rally (RLY), Raydium (RAY), Ren (REN), Render Token (RNDR), REVV (REVV), Saber (SBR), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Skale (SKL), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Solana (SOL), Somnium Space (CUBE), Spell Token (SPELL), STEPN (GMT), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), Tune.FM (JAM), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), USD Coin (USD), Wrapped Centrifuge (WCFG), (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), Zebec Protocol (ZBC) 

We are continually in the process of adding support for new cryptocurrencies, so please check back soon for more giving options. If you don’t see a cryptocurrency you would like to donate in, please fill out this form to be connected with our Crypto Philanthropy partners at The Giving Block. 


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