Donations / Dana

2015 Pledge Campaign Opens

The ISC Board has set us a goal to raise $60,000 in order to have stability in our operation and to provide support for our teachers We hope you will open your heart and make a pledge for a monthly contribution or a one time gift at the following web site: ISC Pledge Form. Pledge forms are also available in the center lobby. Your new or increased gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $600 per month.

While the pledge drive is going well, in the first week of January, we are not yet at the goal. If you have not yet made your pledge, please take the time to do so now. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity in supporting Insight Santa Cruz.

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, Linda Kittle). Unfortunately, we don’t have the ability to set up automated electronic transfers at this time.