Mar 30, 2022
Austin Pets Alive! is at the forefront of innovation in eliminating the killing of companion animals, which is why we’ve added a brand-new tool for fueling our work: cryptocurrency donations! Below are some of the new ways you can support our mission using crypto.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are a new technology in the cryptocurrency space that allows for the exchange of digital media. Now, our community is using NFTs to support the animals of APA!.
One of our foster families started CowboyKitties.io, which started as hand-drawn ink portraits celebrating the APA! foster cats that came into their lives. “Z”, the 14-year-old artist, began sketching them to show her love for foster cats. One particular cat really captured her imagination and became the famous drawing that is now an exclusive NFT art collection with 15,000 unique kitties available in Ethereum and 5,000 in Polygon. 50% of proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive!.
Two recent engineering graduates from the University of Texas at Austin wanted to put their engineering skills to use while contributing to our cause, as dog-lovers and adopters. Using the available dogs of APA!, AustinCryptoPups has created a one-of-a-kind, collectible NFT trading cards of all of your favorites – Twister, Dave, and more. 50% of proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive!.
You can now create your own charitable fund and recommend crypto grants to the animals of APA!. Endaoment offers Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain.
DAFs are a bit like charitable savings accounts, allowing you to donate assets into the fund, and then recommend Austin Pets Alive! to receive cash grants using your Ethereum coins immediately, or over time.
We’re excited to announce that we now accept 35 of the most common cryptocurrency coins as donations to Austin Pets Alive!. If you own crypto, giving to APA! is a smart way to make a difference.
Here’s how it works:
Visit our cryptocurrency giving page
Choose from Bitcoin, Ethereum, or more than 30 other coins to donate and get a tax receipt
Know that your gift may be tax-deductible, and as a donation, does not trigger a capital gains tax*, allowing you to make a bigger impact
Your donation will be converted into U.S. dollars and sent to us as cash so we can put your gift to work immediately.
Your name and contact information are optional, but providing this when making a donation allows us to express our gratitude! We never share, sell, or trade donor information.
Other Ways to Give
Not into crypto? No problem! You can continue to fuel our work to end the killing of pets by exploring more ways to give on our website. Whatever way you choose to support our work — we thank you!
For more information about using cryptocurrency to support the lifesaving mission of Austin Pets Alive!, please email us.
* Austin Pets Alive! does not provide tax advice, so please consult your financial advisor on donations of cryptocurrency.