Donate Cryptocurrency to Orangutan Outreach

Orangutans are CRITICALLY ENDANGERED in the wild!

Orangutans only live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra— and their forest home is disappearing rapidly!

Orangutan Outreach has been working tirelessly for more than 15 years to protect wild orangutans in their forest homes and to assure that orphaned and displaced orangutans receive the care and support they need until they can be returned to their natural environment.

For those precious souls who can't go back to the forest— and there are hundreds of them!— our goal is to provide them with a life of dignity in large, forested enclosures. But we can't do it alone! The orangutans need YOU!

YOU can help us make a difference in the lives of orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra.

Orangutans face many challenges including deforestation, poaching, and capture for sale on the black market. Orangutan mothers are killed so their babies can be stolen and trafficked. Adult males are killed on sight.

Orangutans share 97% of our DNA and are susceptible to many human illnesses— including hepatitis, tuberculosis and Covid-19. Anyone with Covid-19 that comes into contact with an orangutan could easily spread it to the ape. If the virus gets into the wild orangutan population, the results could be devastating. This has made the past couple of years especially challenging!

Funds are needed to continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and release the orphaned and displaced orangutans. Funds are also used for forest protection and monitoring. We are also now increasing our focus on reforestation— to provide future rainforest habitat for orangutans. Without forests you can't have orangutans. It's that simple.

Why crypto?

By donating cryptocurrency, you can make a meaningful difference in the fight to save orangutans! A cryptocurrency donation is classified as property by the IRS, which means it is not subject to capital gains tax and is tax-deductible. We are working with The Giving Block to make donating cryptocurrency as easy as possible. Learn more on The Giving Block's website.


2021 saw a surge in global interest in NFTs. Orangutan Outreach is all-in with NFTs and we welcome collaborations and support from NFT projects. We even have our own Bored Ape Ambassador named Julius. We invite you to meet Julius and learn more about his Bored in Borneo Initiative — a comprehensive plan to save orangutans and grow vast tracts of Borneo's destroyed rainforests.

Orangutan Outreach is a registered 501(c)(3) US charity.
EIN: 26-0521285

We proudly accept many different cryptocurrencies, including: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), ApeCoin (APE), DOGE, Storj (STORJ), Litecoin (LTC), Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and dozens of others!

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How far do funds go in Borneo and Sumatra?

USD $50 purchases stimulating enrichment items for the apes in rehabilitation & Forest School.
USD $75 provides an orangutan with a vital health check-up.
USD $100 supplies an orangutan with fruit, vegetables, milk, and vitamins for a month.
USD $1,000 covers the cost to regrow an acre of rainforest from seedlings. Learn more about reforestation.
USD $3,000 covers the costs to care for an orangutan for a whole year!
USD $5,000 covers the full cost of releasing an orangutan back to the wild!

Let's put this into context. Combined, our partners are caring for nearly 800 orangutans across several care centers! Many of these orangutans will not be able to be released back to the wild and will need permanent sanctuary care for the rest of their lives! And orangutans can live into their 50s or beyond! Read more about unreleasable orangutans here.

Regarding reforestation, we have several pilot programs totaling approximately 200+ acres. We are starting from seedlings and working with indigenous villagers in Borneo.

How to donate crypto?

It is super easy. Just choose your preferred cryptocurrency in the widget below and make a donation!

If you would like to symbolically adopt an orangutan using cryptocurrency, please contact us and we will help you get set up. You can also DM us on Twitter: @redapes. We get a TON of spam, though, so please be persistent. We love you and truly appreciate you, but sometimes we drown in spam... Donations and funds from virtual orangutan adoptions are allocated to our partners in Indonesia so they may continue with their life-saving work.

No crypto? No problem! You can also donate with the widget using a credit card.... We offer many ways to donate. Visit our Donate page today! Click here to learn about more ways to help!