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For more information about our rates, and to request a reduced rate, please first see our footnote about fees*.
Thank you for considering making a donation!
The San Francisco Buddhist Center runs on generosity. Teachers and class teams offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily. All financial donations go to keeping the Center running so that we can continue to offer classes, courses, retreats and other events to anyone wishing to attend. Apart from the Chair and Center Director who receive some support for administrative work, we are an entirely volunteer-run community.
The SFBC is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. (FWBO Bay Area is the official name of our non-profit corporation.)
see also information about our Dana Program
About Payments and Donations
You can make a donation or payment by check, cash or credit card in person, or you can mail a check, or pay online below.
To pay by check: make the check out to 'FWBO' and bring it or mail it to the Center.
To pay by credit card online, see below.
Make an Online Payment
You can use your credit card online to do any of the following:
To make a donation or pay a fee using your credit card, click the Just Give or Paypal Donate Button below, and send an email to notify us that you have paid. Please consider adding 4.5% for Just Give or 3% for Paypal to cover the processing costs that we pay.
If the donation is for something specific, for example, "Year-end Dana", "Land Donation", or "Winter Fundraising event" please specify. Please also give your name. Thank you!
Please note that "Friends of the Western Buddhist Order" is the official name of the San Francisco Buddhist Center bank accounts.
Our paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org - or click the button below.
Recurring Paypal payments
To make a recurring payment through paypal please use the button below. If you do not see the amount you would like to donate please email us and we will set that up for you.
*A note about fees and donations