WaterAid Announces Crypto Giving Tuesday Triple Match and $110k Milestone

24 November 2021
Individuals, The Americas, Water, Fundraising, Girls and women, Health
Crypto Giving Tuesday Triple Match for Winter Appeal, Backpacks not buckets | WaterAid
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New York, NY—WaterAid America announces participation in #CryptoGivingTuesday by offering a triple donation match on gifts received from Black Friday, November 26th, 9am EST, until Wednesday, December 1st, 2:59am EST.

The international nonprofit accepts donations in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, helping fulfill their mission to reach people worldwide with clean water, decent toilets and hygiene.

Given the rise in value and popularity of cryptocurrencies, WaterAid America began accepting donations in several cryptocurrencies in 2020. Today, income from crypto has doubled and the organization now accepts more than 25 different types of digital coins including Ethereum and Dogecoin.

We’ve been blown away by the success of our crypto program. It’s a great way for us to engage new supporters and reach more people in need of clean water. Crypto philanthropy has emerged as a promising source of funding for our work.
James O'Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, WaterAid America

To date, WaterAid has raised more than $110,000 in cryptocurrency donations—enough to reach nearly 6,000 people in some of the most remote places on earth with sustainable access to clean water. 

There are more than 220 million cryptocurrency users worldwide. One in three crypto investors has donated digital assets to charity, according to a survey by Fidelity Charitable. Crypto currency donations are typically tax deductible and can help donors avoid capital gains tax.

Similar to Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, #CryptoGivingTuesday falls on the same day and helps organizations like WaterAid promote their cause to new supporters. 

In addition to #CryptoGivingTuesday, WaterAid will participate in the inaugural  #NFTuesday fundraising effort on December 7, 2021. Supporters can donate crypto to WaterAid at: 

Donate Cryptocurrency

View WaterAid’s 2021 Crypto Impact Report at: https://stories.wateraid.org/crypto-impact-report-2021/index.html
For more information, contact Emily Haile at [email protected].


  • 771 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home.
  • Two billion people in the world – almost one in four – do not have a decent toilet of their own.
  • Around 310,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's around 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes. 
  • Every $2 invested in water and toilets returns an average of $8 in increased productivity.
  • $50 can help run a handwashing campaign to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

WaterAid is an international nonprofit working in 30+ countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 28.1 million people with clean water and 28.8 million people with decent toilets. We won't stop until everyone, everywhere has clean water. 



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