This holiday season, support the organizations that support crypto!
Pathways to Education
A better future for Canada starts with high school graduation.
Pathways to Education is a national charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Pathways was one of the first organizations in the world to accept crypto starting in 2013. They accept a variety of cryptocurrencies. You can donate here.
War Child Canada
War Child envisions a world where no child knows war.
War Child’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
War Child was an early adopter of cryptocurrencies. You can donate bitcoin here.
David Suzuki Foundation
Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.
Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, they work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. They regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.
The BC SPCA
Speaking for Animals
The mission of the SPCA is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. They assist more than 47,776 animals in need every year and are funded by compassionate animal lovers who support our work and partner with us to protect and enhance the quality of life for animals. While they don’t accept cryptocurrency donations, you can use bitcoin (via bitpay) to purchase items in their online gift catalogue.
Against Malaria Foundation
We help protect people from malaria.
Against Malaria Foundation funds anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets, and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. They track and report on net use and malaria case data. AMF accepts BTC via bitpay. You can donate here.
Because Water is Life
Lifewater trains and equips people in developing countries to drill wells. We then link poor rural villages with donors who help make the projects affordable. They help overseas villages that can’t afford the full cost of critically-needed water & sanitation. Your sponsorship saves children’s lives and allows girls to go to school instead of hauling water all day. Lifewater accepts bitcoin to this address: 19cf6meks13qt1qsunxiNciuLK4MdcDW9F
Note that none of these organizations have been independently vetted by the author. DYOR.
Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and cryptocurrencies to transform the lives of people in developing countries. Anne has been an active part of the global blockchain community since 2012, and set up one of Canada’s first bitcoin donation programs as Director of Fundraising at Dignitas International. She previously worked with Doctors Without Borders as a field worker in Central Africa, and a fundraiser in Toronto and Dublin. She currently serves on their board of directors. Anne has been honoured with the AFP New Fundraising Professional Award, named one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada, and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada. You can connect with her at AnneConnelly.ca