Donations / Dana

2015 Pledge Campaign a Huge Success

We are pleased to announce that our 2015 fund raising drive was a great success. Collectively, we contributed $60,320 in pledges, plus $7000 in matching funds, and $1200 in employer matching funds. The grand total is $68,520. We have exceeded our goal of $60,000. Shortly we will send an e-mail notice to all who pledged to confirm the donation and to make sure we have the correct amount.

We want to thank you so much for your vote of support and confidence These pledged funds will secure our budget for the 2015, and allow us to continue the rich mix of regular sittings and many special events. May you reap the joy that comes in practicing generosity and also serving the Dhamma.

2014 Sustainability Campaign Was a Huge Success

The Sangha rose to the challenge, opened their hearts with generosity, and pledged and then actually gave more than the goal set by the ISC Board.

Dana (Donations)

Insight Santa Cruz is dedicated to continuing the ancient Buddhist tradition of freely offering the dharma without charge, knowing that it is priceless. We encourage the practice of dana, which means generosity in Pali (the original language of the Buddha). The generosity of our community supports the teachers and pays all of our sangha’s expenses: rent, utilities, insurance, phone, supplies, bank and bookkeeping charges, website, etc.

If you have questions about donating to Insight Santa Cruz, please contact the Treasurer. Donations to Insight Santa Cruz, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, are fully tax-deductible, the tax ID is 77-0567516. Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

By Credit Card

Clicking Donate will take you to Network for Good (NFG), where you can make your donation by credit card. If you’d like to make this a recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual donation, there is an option to do so. Please indicate in the appropriate box if you wish the funds to go to: Teacher Dana or Sangha Expenses. You may designate a percentage to each if you’d like.

Network for Good assesses a 4.75% processing charge per transaction. NFG is a non-profit organization itself that helps other non-profit organizations raise funds. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. When you make a donation, please save and/or print the confirmation e-mail you receive from Network for Good for your tax records.

In Person

There are donation bowls at each Insight Santa Cruz program, one for Teacher Dana and the other for Sangha Expenses. You may donate by cash or check, made out to Insight Santa Cruz. If you write a check, you may designate a percentage of your donation to Teacher Dana or Sangha Expenses in the memo field.

By Mail

Donation checks, made out to Insight Santa Cruz, may be mailed to:

Insight Santa Cruz
1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If you’d like, you may designate a percentage of your donation to Teacher Dana or Sangha Expenses in the memo field.

Through Amazon

Please patronize your independent bookstore, but if you are intending to shop at Amazon’s online store, please use this Amazon link. By clicking on this link, Insight Santa Cruz receives a small percentage of your purchase price at no cost or hassle to you.

Enroll in E-Scrip

eScrip is an effortless way of raising funds for Insight Santa Cruz. If you register your grocery club card, and/or credit/debit cards with eScrip, the participating merchants donate a small percentage of your purchases to ISC. You still keep all your credit card rewards.

If you are already enrolled in eScrip, click here to log in and add Insight Santa Cruz to your list of supported groups.

If you are signing up for eScrip for the first time, click here to register with eScrip (enter Insight in the seach box, click the search button and then follow the screen directions).

By automatic payment through my bank or financial institution

You can work with your bank to send a monthly check to Insight Santa Cruz. They will likely ask for the Center address and a name affiliated with the Center (please use the name of the Treasurer, Maggie Collins). Unfortunately, we don’t have the ability to set up automated electronic transfers at this time.