The Future of Giving for the Future of Coffee Farmers

Donate Crypto to Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung North America

 

Did you know that HRNS is one of the world’s leading NGOs working closely with smallholder families across the coffee belt, helping them overcome their most urgent challenges and ensure their economic survival? If you want to support our work, you can donate crypto to HRNS now.

Making a crypto gift to our #CoffeeFarmerCryptoFund enables us to continue our support for the weakest link in the global supply chains – hard-working smallholder families in tropical countries.

Donate Crypto and support coffee farmers

If you are both a crypto and coffee enthusiast, and you would like to support coffee farmers with crypto, this is your perfect brew to help us with your donation in meeting our 100,000 USD fundraising target for 2022.

Important Notes:            
All donations are non-refundable. When you donate crypto to HRNS NA, we immediately convert your donation to USD to protect the value of your donation as crypto can be volatile. Please only send currencies listed on the widget and make sure to use the right network. Do not send unsupported currencies (including unsupported ERC-20s, ERC-721s and BEP20s) as they will be lost and cannot be recovered. Please note that donations made through this link support the mission of HRNS NA as shown above. Individual donations cannot be designated to a specific campaign or location. Your gift will be used where it is needed most. If you are not sure how to make a cryptocurrency donation, please read our FAQ below or reach out to crypto@hrnstiftung.org for further information.

What do we do with your donation?

We work very holistically, but climate change is a priority for us. Naturally it is one of the most critical issues for smallholder families in tropical countries. Dramatically changing climate conditions are threatening the livelihoods of people, especially in agriculture.

The coffee plant is particularly sensitive to these changes and soon entire coffee growing regions could be eliminated. This would lead to significant loss of income for many smallholder families and hence further increased migration from rural areas.

If you donate crypto, we will focus on our climate work with coffee farmers in Brazil, Central America, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Uganda and Tanzania. Every donation makes a difference.

Who are we and how do we work?

#DYOR is not only important for Crypto Investments, but also for Crypto Donations. But hang on. Do you want to make yourself a coffee first? Doing research is easier to do with a good cup of coffee, right?

Ready? Perfect. But wait a minute, what if you couldn’t have made yourself a coffee right now?

Did you know that coffee is grown primarily by millions of vulnerable smallholder families?

Did you know that many of these smallholder families are no longer able to live from coffee cultivation alone?

Did you know that climate change is exacerbating all existing challenges dramatically?

Did you know that young smallholder farmers often turn away from coffee and leave their communities?

We work with these affected smallholder families and help them get out of this dilemma through our holistic approach that goes far beyond coffee farming alone.

What HRNS is doing to support coffee farmers

We support smallholder families improving business management on farm level, making their farms fit for climate change, developing gender equity at household level, preparing generational handovers to young coffee farmers and establishing efficient farmer organizations.

We focus on the pressing issues of our beneficiaries. Climate Change is severely threating the livelihood of people in tropical countries today. This is especially true for smallholder farmers because familiar climatic conditions are undergoing major changes already and the coffee plant reacts very sensitive to these variations.

We help smallholder families to adapt to these changes in our climate component. This is achieved through climate-smart practices such as shade tree planting. These measures allow smallholder families to protect their vital harvest but also to make an important contribution in the fight against climate change.

HRNS is active in coffee farmer communities around the world

We operate six regional offices with more than 200 mostly local staff. Our experienced field staff are traveling even to the remotest corners of the coffee belt to support our beneficiaries. We are the people with muddy boots – and we love what we do.

Since 2005 we have worked with 300,000 smallholders families in 18 countries. With your crypto donation we can help even more people in Brazil, Central America, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Uganda to live a life in dignity and prosperity.

Donate crypto for Coffee Farmers now.

 

Do you have questions how to donate crypto or have a crypto specific partnership inquiry? Send us an e-mail: crypto@hrnstiftung.org

You want to stay tuned about our crypto activities? Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/HRNStiftungNA

You can also visit our profile page at The Giving Block to donate crypto directly.

Frequently asked questions about how to donate crypto

What exactly are cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that can be used by anyone around the world to send economic value directly to others quickly and cheaply. Cryptocurrencies can also be used to purchase goods and services with a very fast increasing number of merchants worldwide.

Why did you choose to adopt cryptocurrencies?

Today, over 300 million people use cryptocurrencies and by 2025, it is predicted to be well over 1 billion. Especially young generations are adopting digital assets and currencies very fast and wish to donate directly with their assets of choice. This trend will likely increase with upcoming generations. HRNS NA wants to embrace this new technology and allow crypto users to contribute to our work as easy and uncomplicated as anybody else.

Is it a legitimate form of giving to donate crypto?

Cryptocurrency donations are the most dynamic donation segment in recent years. A new, young donor demographic is using a new form of giving to support the work of non-profits. We have done our research and are excited to embrace this new form of giving.

What are the benefits of cryptocurrency donations?

With a cryptocurrency donation, you can combine the best of previous donation options and even more. You can combine the tax benefits of share donations with an even faster pace than cash donations. Plus, blockchain technology ensures that all donations are recorded in a tamper-proof and public registry forever. This increases transparency for all involved.

What exactly are the tax benefits?

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. Donors do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated crypto that is donated and can typically deduct the fair market value of the donation on their taxes. This often makes cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support your favorite cause. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out www.thegivingblock.com/faq 

How can I donate crypto?

Donating crypto is easy. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:

  • Select your crypto and enter your gift amount.
  • Type in your email and basic info.
  • Make your gift!

Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. This confirmation of your donation will help you when calculating your taxes.

Crypto charitable donations are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange.

Who is The Giving Block?

Washington-based The Giving Block (TGB) is a leading destination for cryptocurrency donations. TGB has been successfully working to develop and operationally simplify cryptocurrency fundraising for US nonprofits since 2018. To date, over 1,300 reputable nonprofits, including Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, and Doctors Without Borders, are partnering with TGB.

Will you receive 100% of my donated amount?

The Giving Block receives 5% of the donation amount as a service fee for providing the donation infrastructure. This infrastructure makes it easier for us to access and process cryptocurrency donations safely. The remaining 95% of your donation goes entirely to our work.

How do you deal with the volatility of Crypto?

Crypto price fluctuations will not affect your donation. Your crypto donation will be immediately converted into USD and won´t suffer from any price fluctuations.

Is it safe to donate cryptocurrency?

We are working with industry experts. Our partner, The Giving Block, is effectively the front end for accepting donations, but the donations end up at Gemini, which is the custodial wallet provider. Gemini exchange is one of the best known custodians for cryptocurrencies and is audited and regulated like any bank in the United States.

Aren´t cryptocurrencies bad for the environment?

Reducing energy consumption and improving the climate footprint are key issues for the long-term sustainability of cryptocurrencies. We are monitoring this development very closely. Improvements have already been made in this area in recent years. The share of renewable energy sources in the total power consumption of cryptocurrencies has already increased.

However, we will continue to closely examine the directions in which further improvements are being made. In order to not only passively talk about this issue, but also actively contribute to an improvement, we will make the following dual use of your donations to us.

The smaller part of the crypto donations will be given to an external CO2 compensation project to partly reinsert the CO2 footprint of cryptocurrencies in the short term.

The much larger part of the crypto donations will go to our own long-term climate work with thousands of smallholder farmers worldwide.