Bay Area Non-Profit America SCORES Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum

America SCORES, a Bay Area non-profit promoting fair play, self-expression, commitment, and teamwork of US youth, now accepts payments in cryptocurrencies.

To become an early cryptocurrency adopter, America SCORES has partnered with Totem Block, a blockchain technology and design firm, and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider.

Through a combination of soccer, poetry, and service learning, their unique after-school program helps combat illiteracy and obesity in US youth and develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives outside the classroom. Since its inception over 25 years ago, America SCORES program has impacted over 130,000 kids across North America.

Though only 2% of all donations to charities in the US in 2018 were made in cryptocurrency, it amounts to billions of dollars.

The use of cryptocurrency increases transparency in donations to charities. Cryptocurrency can also provide a tax relief option and local end-of-year charitable giving opportunity for donors. But very few non-profits can accept cryptocurrency, and fewer still in the Bay Area, though it is the top location for cryptocurrency holders worldwide.

America SCORES decided to change this.

They launched a #GivingTuesday campaign through the end of the year where they accept digital currency gifts. When you donate to the campaign, you support your community’s future leaders through public education in low-income communities, contribute to their open-source technology project aimed to increase transparency across all parts of the nonprofit, and promote crypto adoption.

According to the blog post, with the blockchain technology, the donor knows exactly where the donation is going, because they can see the digital fingerprint attached to a transaction marked where America SCORES spends it.

Currently, you can donate in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. If you want to donate in another coin, please contact Colin Schmidt for information on this process at cschmidt@americascores.org.

Cryptocurrency donations set America SCORES on course to move ahead in both data privacy for the students and impact-transparency for the donors.

Related News

BitGuild is creating a platform that ushers blockchain gaming

Everybody in the cryptocurrency industry remembers how CryptoKitties brought the gaming industry into the spotlight and showed the potential for what

Read-more

HybridBlock ICO – Airdrop Signup

The blockchain is moving further into the mainstream world. But some fear not as fast as it should be due to its complexity for the non-tech folk.

Read-more

Assets Worth $104 Million Belonging to Terra Co-Founder Confined by South Korea

Daniel Shin, the co-founder of Terraform Labs, purportedly has assets worth roughly $104 million that has apparently been frozen by a court order issued by South Korean authorities. They accused him of unfairly

Read-more

Telecom Giant AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

AT&T has become the first major US mobile carrier to provide a cryptocurrency payment option to its 150+ million customers (as of Q4 2018)

Read-more