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Supporting UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine with cryptocurrency

• As cryptocurrency has become an increasingly important investment option for UNC Health Foundation donors, we are now accepting donations of cryptocurrency through The Giving Block, effective immediately.

• Donors interested in donating cryptocurrency should consult their tax adviser regarding how donations of cryptocurrency and similar highly appreciated assets may fit into their tax strategy.

• For donors in the United States, the IRS has classified cryptocurrency as a form of property for tax purposes. This means that when you donate Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit such as the UNC Health Foundation, you may not be required to pay capital gains tax on donated cryptocurrency and you may still be able to claim a deduction for your gift. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Gift Acceptance Requirements

• In accordance with existing UNC Health Foundation policy, all contributions of cryptocurrency are converted to cash immediately upon acceptance and cannot be refunded for any reason.

• While we understand that donors may want their gift to remain publicly anonymous, UNC Health Foundation policy requires that all donors identify themselves when making a charitable contribution.

For questions about your cryptocurrency gift to UNC Health Foundation, please contact Tina Gilliam, Gift Accountant, at 919-843-9866 or

All donations to UNC Health Foundation will support the most pressing needs of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine. If you wish to designate your gift for a specific fund, please contact the UNC Health Foundation via email at after making the gift.


Thank you for your support of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine.