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Frequently Asked Questions

Overview: How does Endaoment Work
Why donate through Endaoment?

Using Endaoment you can donate cryptocurrencies in their original token form, on-chain. This creates several benefits:

  1. The granted amount is equal to the present market value of the donation (i.e., there is no tax on the sale).
  2. The potential tax deduction may be equal to the market value of the donation if the donated assets have been held for at least one year - learn more about taxes and giving.
  3. All actions occur on-chain and are publicly verifiable using a blockchain explorer like Etherscan.
What are Donor-Advised Funds?

Generally, a donor advised fund is a separately identified fund or account that is maintained and operated by a section 501(c)(3) organization, which is called a sponsoring organization. Each account is composed of contributions made by individual donors. Once the donor makes the contribution, the organization has legal control over it. However, the donor, or the donor's representative, retains advisory privileges with respect to the distribution of funds and the investment of assets in the account. All donated assets are liquidated into USDC and used when you make grant recommendations to US-based nonprofit organizations. With a Donor-Advised Fund, you can deposit long-term capital gains assets to your DAF, and may be able to deduct the full value of the gift, offsetting taxable income.* Need more info? Learn all the DAF basics from the National Philanthropic Trust. *Endaoment does not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with a licensed tax professional to further understand the impact of opening and contributing to a Donor-Advised Fund.

What is a Direct Donation?

A Direct Donation is a gift made from your connected wallet on the organization's Endaoment profile. Direct Donations function just like donations made elsewhere on the Endaoment app, you select the asset and amount, and we send you a tax receipt if requested.

What are Community Funds?

Community Funds are open to the public—anyone can donate—and require no setup cost. These funds carry all the same perks and tax-free status of a traditional DAF, but all grant making decisions are by the Endaoment communities, subject to the ultimate discretion of Endaoment's board of directors. Based on the stated goals of the fund, the deciding community collectively recommends nonprofit organizations to receive grant awards from that fund.

What fees are involved? How does Endaoment fund operations?

Endaoment charges extra low fees, 0.5% on inbound donations, and 1.0% on outbound on grants, with no annual or recurring fees. 1.5% - that's it, once! Learn more about our fee schedule here.

If you're interested in deploying philanthropically contributed capital, DAFs are charged 0.25% on portfolio entry and 0.25% per quarter on the balance of assets in the portfolio. Learn more about our investment fees.

We're also generously funded by donors like you!

Has Endaoment undergone a Security Audit?

Yes! The current version of our smart contracts were audited by blockchain security consultants LeastAuthority, and the initial version of our smart contracts were audited by blockchain research firm OpenZeppelin. Don't just take our word for it - take a look at our V2 public audit report. If you're looking for our initial public audit report, you can find that here.

Donors: Donate Crypto, Deploy Assets, Recommend Grants
What Tokens/Chains/Wallets are supported?

Endaoment‘s application is built on Ethereum, but we accept almost any crypto or digital asset, regardless of chain or type (yes, even NFTs!) as donations, provided there is sufficient liquidity. To use our application, you‘ll need an Ethereum-enabled wallet installed in your web browser. We support MetaMask and Wallet Connect enabled wallets. Simply navigate to the Endaoment app and click ‘Connect‘ to connect your wallet. Checkout our tutorials with screenshots for more. We also accept over-the-counter donations of many other cryptocurrencies, please refer to this page for more details.

How do I start a Donor-Advised Fund? What does it cost?

After connecting your wallet with the Endaoment app, click 'Start a new fund' to open a DAF. Each Fund has a contract address on chain. Simply fill out your contact info, your fund will be automatically deployed alongside your first gift. Want more details? Check out our tutorial with screenshots. If you prefer not to start a new fund, you can donate to a Community Fund or directly to an Organization and still receive a tax receipt for your gift if you so choose.

Can I donate to any nonprofit using Endaoment?

Yes! Using Endaoment, you can donate to any US 501(c)(3) that meets diligence requirements or over 3,500 international organizations through Endaoment's partnership with GlobalGiving. If you are donating an asset from your Ethereum wallet, simply navigate to the Organization's Endaoment profile page and click donate. You can also donate to an Org directly using an OTC donation if your asset isn‘t on the Ethereum blockchain (see below). Please note that Endaoment retains final variance power over donations - we take our due diligence responsibilities seriously.

Can I donate to a Fund without using the application?

Certainly! We accept over the counter donations. Please refer to this page for more details. If you have any questions about a specific asset, please don't hesitate to reach out

Can I donate to both US and International Organizations via Endaoment?

Yes! Endaoment natively supports donations and grants to all compliant US 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and additionally supports over 3,500 international nonprofits in over 150 countries through a partnership with GlobalGiving.

What is a Donation?

Any Donation (including direct donations as well as fund donations) is an irrevocable gift of cryptocurrency to Endaoment. After connecting your wallet to the Endaoment app and selecting a DAF, Community Fund, or organization to donate to, you can make a donation by picking what type of cryptocurrency you want to donate. After you sign and submit the transaction we'll programmatically exchange donated assets for USDC via decentralized exchange provider Uniswap, and deposit them into your selected fund's smart contract. Lastly, we'll send you a tax receipt if you so choose. Want more details? Check out our tutorial with screenshots.

What is a Grant Recommendation?

A grant recommendation is an exercise of your advisory privileges for Endaoment to transfer or 'award' money from a fund to a qualified nonprofit organization, which Endaoment will almost always honor. After making a donation into your Endaoment DAF, search Endaoment for organizations you'd like to support. Want more details? Here's our tutorial with screenshots. Please note that grant recommendations are not relevant if you are making a direct donation as they only apply when recommending grants from a fund.

What is a Portfolio Position?

A portfolio position is the investment of capital contained within a fund into board-approved on-chain assets and protocols. All funds have the ability to enter and exit portfolios, based on deposit caps. Some portfolios will have caps or limits that restrict the total amount of Endaoment-wide assets that can be contributed. Learn more about our investment policies

What do I need to do for taxes?*

If you plan on taking a tax deduction based on your charitable contributions, you will need the tax receipt we email you, if over $500, alongside IRS Form 8283 if your gift exceeds $500. If your gift exceeds $5,000, you will need to complete Section B of the above form and provide a qualified appraisal of the gift. If you have questions, please email us at info@endaoment.org.

  • Endaoment does not provide tax advice. You should consult with a licensed tax professional in your local jurisdiction to further understand the tax impact of contributing via Endaoment.
Organizations: Claim Org, Receive Grants
Is Endaoment a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit?

Yes. Endaoment is a US Public Charity and Nonprofit, federally tax-exempt under IRS Rev. Code Sec 501(c)(3). Our EIN is 84-4661797. Check out our IRS determination letter or see our governance documentation to learn more.

How do I receive granted funds from Endaoment?

At Endaoment we offer two options: withdraw to your organization‘s bank account as US Dollars via ABA bank wire or to your organization‘s cryptocurrency wallet as US Dollar Coins (USDC). This can only occur after you go through the claim your organization step (see below) as only approved fiduciaries can accept grants on behalf of their organization. As soon as the grant is accepted, we‘ll initiate the payout process. Wires cost $15 (deducted from the grant) and typically arrive within two business days, digital wallet transfers are free and near instantaneous. The method your organization uses is entirely up to you!

How do I claim my Organization?

First, navigate to your Endaoment profile by adding your EIN to this URL: app.endaoment.org/orgs/[YOUR_EIN]. For example, Endaoment‘s EIN is 84-4661797 so our page is https://app.endaoment.org/orgs/84-4661797. Once there, click 'Is this your organization?' and select how your organization will receive Endaoment grants. Once your claim is reviewed, an Endaoment staff member will reach out to conduct due-diligence and verification. Want more details? Check out our tutorial with screenshots. Or, feel free to send us an email at info@endaoment.org if you have any questions about this process.

How do I accept Endaoment grants?

After claiming your organization, you can accept grants via email. Simply reply to grant award emails that come from Endaoment just as you would with any other grant from another DAF provider or philanthropic institution. If you have questions about specific grant awards or grant instructions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@endaoment.org.

Can I change the data displayed for my Organization?

Absolutely. We pull all that information from GuideStar for US orgs, and GlobalGiving for non-US orgs, but would be happy to adjust non-financial information if it‘s out of date, simply fill out (this form)[https://endaoment.typeform.com/update-org] and we‘ll be in touch.