Ways to Give
Simplest way to give?
Ways to Give
Donations Online—OneTime or Monthly
Of course, we welcome your one-time gift too!
Donations by Check
Send a check in US dollars payable to Sravasti Abbey, P.O. Box 447, Newport, WA 99156, USA.
Ship gifts and materials to 692 Country Lane, Newport, WA 99156.
Donations by Electronic Fund Transfer
- Monthly or Quarterly
Donations by Stock Transfer
Please write the office to let us know you want to donate stock. Next, complete the Abbey’s Securities Transfer Form and send it to your broker. Download the form: securities-transfer-2016
Donations by International Bankwire
Contact Ven. Chonyi at the Abbey office to transfer funds by wire. We recommend this method for amounts of $3000 or more.
You can double your gift to the Abbey if you or your partner work for a company with a matching gift program.
See our Bequests page for ways to include Sravasti Abbey in your will.
Tax-Free IRA Rollover
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Sravasti Abbey and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity like the Abbey without having to pay income taxes on the money. You can make this type of offering annually.
If you shop at Amazon, please consider selecting Sravasti Abbey as your charity on AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Abbey.
The most flexible way to direct your gift. The Operating Fund keeps the Abbey running, supports all Dharma programs, and maintains the monastery. When people say, “Use this where you need it most,” this is where we place your gift.
The Building Fund is most active when we have a specific building project. Gifts offered to the Building Fund are stored safely here until it’s time to build again. Next project: an Abbess Residence, scheduled for construction in 2017.
Sangha Food Fund
The Abbey doesn’t buy groceries out of the operating fund. Following Buddha’s guidelines, we only eat food that is offered. The Sangha Food Fund helps local Friends of Sravasti Abbey make offerings of food to the community. Learn more on the Offering Food page.
Sangha Medical Fund
We require Abbey residents to carry health insurance. However, insurance doesn’t always cover the full costs of medical care. The Sangha Medical Fund supports monks and nuns when healthcare is not covered by their insurance or personal savings.
The Abbey community seeks to live a life of generosity and simplicity.
Buddha’s teachings are priceless. We received them freely from our teachers. In turn, we do not charge a fee for the teachings we give or for the food and accommodations we share with guests.
This spirit of mutual generosity, respect, and care follows the age-old system the Buddha established whereby lay and monastic sanghas live interdependently, each contributing what they can so that everyone can learn and practice his teachings.
Supporting a monastic community cultivates seeds of kindness and generosity, enabling you—our benefactors—to progress along the path to enlightenment.