While we plan to, at a later date, offer a fuller case for non-profits to pay close attention to the possibilities that blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies might facilitate for their work and organization, we wanted to, at the very least, go ahead and introduce readers to Endaoment.
Endaoment is on a mission to facilitate and encourage the charitable giving of cryptocurrencies. They are a Community Foundation & public charity built on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing anyone to donate their digital assets to any qualified 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit organization. As early movers in the space, Endaoment aims to serve as the standard-bearing Community Foundation for the decentralized finance community.
They use on-chain smart contracts to facilitate donations through this Community Foundation built for the DeFi community. You can create a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) on the Ethereum Mainnet via their app and donate directly to any organization.
Some Tampa folks that have been working towards and dreaming of a #WellBuiltCity recently set up a community fund where donations can be made and granted to local organizations that are furthering that vision.
The WellBuilt City Fund was created as a way for all of us to invest in our shared vision of cities that work for everybody. The fund will be issuing grants to enterprises and initiatives that meet needs, build bridges, and are working to make our city whole. While The Well Incorporated is the primary 501c3 public charity where grants will be issued, we are also keeping an eye out and open to applications for other orgs that are also building neighborly ecosystems that create access to food, transportation, housing, public safely, etc. We have all hear the old adage "give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime" but after more than a decade doing the work, The Well has realized that it doesn't matter if you teach people to fish when they do not have access to the pond. Access matters and the Well is working to build onramps to the city's resources, it's economy, and it's opportunities. The Well Incorporated is a non-profit holding company in Tampa, Florida that is establishing an ecosystem of initiatives engaged in social enterprises and works of mercy aimed at doing just that.