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Donate crypto to St. Jude

Give for the future. Your cryptocurrency donation to St. Jude supports our lifesaving research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


We accept bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies.

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St. Jude patient Beckett


How does St. Jude use crypto donations?

Your crypto donation could help provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures.

Together we've raised more than

$ 0

for the kids of St. Jude

This amount could help provide any of the following:

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Major surgical procedures


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Hours of physical therapy


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Platelet transfusions



Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.

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St. Jude patient Alanna


Why should I donate crypto?

Our society has entered a new era of financial technology and digital currency. Cryptocurrency donations can make a meaningful change for the children and families of St. Jude. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of our funding comes from individual donors.

We want to give prospective donors as many ways as possible to support our mission. With the increase of interest in the crypto ecosystem, we see crypto in philanthropy as a new and exciting way for donors to engage with our mission.

Additionally, donating bitcoin or other cryptocurrency can be a tax-efficient way to give to St. Jude.

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An abstract pattern of scattered cryptocurrency icons

Are crypto donations tax-deductible?

The IRS classifies a crypto donation as property, so your crypto donation is tax-deductible. A taxpayer who donates cryptocurrency directly to charity may be able to claim the full value of the cryptocurrency as a charitable deduction, reducing tax liability and avoiding capital gains taxes.

If you donate more than $500 in crypto and need St. Jude to acknowledge receipt of the gift on your IRS Form 8283, please contact us at

When you donate using our form, you will be prompted to enter and submit your email address to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

The St. Jude Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 62-0646012. St. Jude is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

See our FAQs to learn more about how donating bitcoin and cryptocurrency can affect your taxes, or consult with a tax professional.*

*ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity. 

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St. Jude patient Alanna laughs as she poses for a studio portrait in a dress printed with a lemon design pattern.

St. Jude patient Hayden


How to donate crypto or bitcoin

We can accept multiple cryptocurrencies, including ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BHC), bitcoin (BTC) and more. By giving, you can help make a difference in the lives of children worldwide who are in need of treatment and care. You can make a safe and fast bitcoin or crypto donation from your crypto wallet by using the widget at the top of this page. 

Here are four easy steps:

  1. Use our form to select your chosen crypto and enter your donation amount (then press continue).
  2. Enter your information and email address.
  3. Choose if you would like to receive a receipt for your donation.
  4. Make your tax-deductible donation.*

You can elect to receive an automatically generated receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. You can use this confirmation of your donation for tax purposes.

*St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

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An abstract pattern of scattered cryptocurrency icons

Bitcoin and crypto donation FAQs

  1. St. Jude accepts bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH) and several other cryptocurrencies.. For a full list of eligible cryptocurrencies, please see our submission form.

  2. Your cryptocurrency gift will be converted as soon as possible to U.S. dollars so it can be put to work toward our mission: Finding cures. Saving children®.

  3. Yes. However, providing contact information enables us to provide tax receipts. For tax receipts, at minimum, we require your email address.

  4. A crypto donation is non-refundable. Always check the accuracy and credibility of any address you send cryptocurrency to as a donation. This is best practice for any bitcoin or cryptocurrency transaction.

  5. Cryptocurrencies are a global payment network. By accepting cryptocurrencies, St. Jude is enabled to accept bitcoin and crypto donations from anywhere in the world.

  6. A non-fungible token, or NFT, is​ a digital asset stored in a blockchain that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. NFTs are purchased and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency.

    Supporters can donate the proceeds from the sale of an NFT to St. Jude. If the proceeds from your sale are received in cryptocurrency, you can donate the crypto through our form at the top of this webpage by converting it to one of the cryptocurrencies that we accept, such as ETH. Including us as recipients of benefits in your smart contract makes this even easier! 

  7. Yes! You can set St. Jude as the beneficiary of your NFT. We'll convert the royalties from your NFTs into U.S. dollars. Please contact us at when you set us as your beneficiary; we’d love to thank you!

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ethereum address: nft.stjude.eth (0x92EE2370b56DC32794A6CD72585dC01d4288D314)

  8. St. Jude is open to accepting any cryptocurrency that can be readily converted into U.S. dollars. As we continue to expand, we'll add the cryptocurrencies we're accepting to our form.

    While we're expanding our ability to convert more cryptocurrencies, we recognize the need to provide a sense of security to those looking to give certain types of crypto directly. Our addresses are as follows:

    • ETH: 0x92EE2370b56DC32794A6CD72585dC01d4288D314
    • Ripple (XRP): r3XzRuTLvPrX47mFvFvFf6EkND5rrTwEDW

    If you have questions or would like more information, please email


Donate to St. Jude with bitcoin or crypto donations

At St. Jude, your gift can impact the future, not only for our patients, but for children around the world. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where 4 out of 5 children survive cancer. In many countries, however, 1 out of 5 children who develop cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.

St. Jude patient Mila smiling for a studio portrait in her flamingo pink dress.

St. Jude patient Mila

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An abstract pattern of scattered cryptocurrency icons

We believe the emerging space of blockchains and cryptocurrencies can be a powerful force in the fight against childhood cancer. The crypto community can save lives, and your cryptocurrency gift will be converted as soon as possible to U.S. dollars so it can be put to work toward our mission: Finding cures. Saving children

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