10 amazing charities to add to your smart contract

To help out the most generous out of you, we’ve consolidated a list of 10 charities exposing their public address. Our selection includes every size organisation as well as very different impact sectors. 

Royalty automation is one of the top features that enable NFTs to skyrocket in 2021. In a nutshell, NFT creators can insert a clause within their smart contract enabling it to get a cut each time it’s being sold. This is particularly handy for any type of assets which have a long lifecycle and multiple owners, just like… NFTs! 

The best part is the creator doesn't have to keep track, claim, argue, negotiate or whatever. The blockchain automatically subtracts and pays out the commission from each transaction. Smart, right? 

This simplified description above illustrates the most simple royalty case: one creator and a lifetime fixed percentage fee. But, one great thing about coding is you can get very creative. You can imagine all sorts of royalty mechanisms: fluctuating fees, hard cap, rewarding other long time holders, etc. In fact, you can reward pretty much anyone you wish as long as they have a crypto wallet allowing the same cryptocurrency. Following this thought process, we intended to give a cut to a charity on one of AirGift launching collections. To our surprise, not that many charities are exposing a public crypto address where anyone - web3 developers and creators - can embed within their smart contracts. And when they do, this info is sometimes well hidden. 

👉 Hence, to help out the most generous out of you, we’ve consolidated a list of 10 charities exposing their public address. Our selection includes every size organisation as well as very different impact sectors. 

1. Tunapanda

They do digital era vocational skill training in low-income parts of East Africa. They focus on tech skills that can help people earn an income and improve their communities. In order to do so, they deploy computer networks using open source software and free educational video content.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 1LLqaHV3gNqQn9X8ACiwVch2EUHycmH3yA
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0xa01D3c8BF7CE8CB287550c70A374d0A4f7a8FE38

2. The Rainforest Foundation

They are tackling one of the most urgent issue the planet is facing. Protecting our existing rainforests and other established forests is vital as the world faces increasing atmospheric turbulence as the planet's climate changes. This claims they can protect more than 2.5 square miles of rainforest with a donation of 1ETH.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 33segYogZjC4FBT6Ecmr5EP3U9zsphZrgW
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x338326660F32319E2B0Ad165fcF4a528c1994aCb

3. The Tor project

You likely know about Tor from tales of the dark web, hackers, and other illicit activities. However, did you know that the Tor Project and its Tor Browser are vital for millions around the world? The Tor Browser allows users to access uncensored internet from places where censorship and civil restrictions are rife, providing a bastion of hope for those fighting to regain or find a sense of online privacy.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): bc1qtt04zfgjxg7lpqhk9vk8hnmnwf88ucwww5arsd
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x532Fb5D00f40ced99B16d1E295C77Cda2Eb1BB4F

4. Save the Children

They work almost goes without saying. The charity champions children and other young people around the world, helping to improve their living conditions, education, healthcare, and more, while also protecting them from dangers such as child trafficking, exploitation, early marriage, and more.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 1GExp6YVMMb2Np5vY7ptGr5sesygoJoHei
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x417e19300536943a5D18c3e1e6aBF7fB3DEAecab

5. Girls Who Code

This project's mission is to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 12GX93WeQUgSpub5pSeiSiaVwMcJw7e6bo
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x8a8b5A89F7C77DffD4b2E7373BB378492Ce5A58E

6. Ocean Conservancy

They are working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. They create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 17YoSuuTshz8hCzTPoFgTvKnTCL3HyoSVT
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0xCFAc1c8335243D8841cbc28a3fBd8814a04037dc

7. Crisis text line

These guys provides free mental health texting service through confidential crisis intervention via SMS message. Their services are available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the United States, Canada, UK, and Ireland.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 1GNSXzzL6Fe7J9sqLmEiV7pipd1dskogvm
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x51306118395681cce26043f89228926e7336cA51

8. The Water Project

This NGO is unlocking human potential by providing sustainable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. Access to water unlocks potential. It removes obstacles that hinder a community from growing itself out of poverty.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 1HesYJSP1QqcyPEjnQ9vzBL1wujruNGe7R

9. Khan Academy

They offers practice exercises that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They cover math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 1NpkkXRQaXg46btFK4Ugvu7rpGJTBybCqF
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x95a647B3d8a3F11176BAdB799b9499C671fa243a

10. The Reagent Project

They donated gently-used shakers to labs to increase the number of blood tests they can process daily, allowing them to better serve these communities.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 3HJcAiWv4G7vkWq3uZYvA4tamsTToQnEvq
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x36428c01c6489b12f8358e11fca1a2aef0ea38d5

🤔 Key learnings

  • If ever you are involved with a NGO - or you have one close to your heart - encourage them to set up crypto wallets. The Giving block developed a plugin making it easy and the limited number of organisations listed offer great exposure for the ones that do. 
  • If ever you feel like we’ve missed out one NGO worth mentioning, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to make a second selection.

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