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Dana is the Buddhist word for giving.

In the spirit of generosity IMC continues a 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing the teachings freely to all who are interested. IMC has no paid staff, being run solely by volunteers. Our financial support comes from the generosity of people who value what we do. The donations we receive support all our expenses, including our building, publications and wide-reaching website. Our teachers receive no salary and are supported by teacher dana.

We at IMC are very grateful for all the support we receive, and are inspired by how beautifully Dharma practice develops when it does so in a field of generosity and gratitude.

Please know that, because IMC is entirely run by volunteers, it may take some time to receive, enter, and acknowledge your gift.  Tax receipt letters are mailed quarterly—in April, July, Oct and January, you will receive a letter, suitable for tax purposes, with the sum of your gifts from the preceding quarter donated by check, cash, credit card, or stock transfer.  We thank you for your generosity!

Donations to IMC are tax-deductible. Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID 77-0450217.

Ways to Donate


Online: Use the links to the right for one-time donations using a credit card or PayPal.  A recurring monthly donation can also be made, but requires a PayPal account, a process that is quick, easy, and secure.

By Check: Make checks payable to “Insight Meditation Center” and mail to Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062.  Please indicate if funds are to go to: IMC/Audio Dharma, Teachers, Insight Retreat Center, or Online Introduction to Meditation Course. If applicable, specify teacher(s) or amount if donating to more than one category.

In Person:

  • With cash or checks: There is a donation box by the front door of IMC. It has two slots, one for Teacher Dana and the other for IMC Operations.
  • With credit cards: There is a computer kiosk near the entrance to the library where you can donate via credit card for Teacher dana or IMC Operations.
  • With ApplePay: There is a computer kiosk near the entrance to the library where you can donate via Apple Pay.

 

Stock Transfer Gift:  Follow the instructions to initiate a stock gift for the Insight Retreat Center. Click here for Stock Transfer Instructions.

Matching Gift from Employer:  If your company has a matching gift program, ask them for their matching gift form.  Our legal name is “Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula.”  We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our tax ID number is 77-0450217.  Please send your donation and the matching gift form to Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St, Redwood City, CA, 94062.

Planned Giving:  A charitable bequest is an easy and flexible way that you can leave a gift that will make a lasting impact. Click here for Planned Giving information.

 

Questions?  Email the Fundraising Manager 


More Ways to Donate

Amazon Purchases: 

Buying or Selling Your Home: If you’re buying or selling your home, sangha member and retired real-estate broker, Carol Collins, offers to negotiate a reduced brokerage fee for you, and contribute her entire finder’s fee to IMC. For information contact Carol at (408) 348-1385. FLIER

Enroll in E-Scrip: Register your grocery club card and credit/debit cards and the participating merchants will donate a small percentage of your purchases to IMC. You keep all your credit card rewards. Register at Escrip, the Group ID is 238528.

Vehicle Donation: You can make a tax-deductible donation of a vehicle you no longer want, working or not.  C.A.R.S. will handle pick-up and all paperwork needed, and IMC will get 75% of the sale price. Make sure you tell them you want to donate to the Insight Retreat Center. Call 855-500-RIDE and a representative will schedule your pick-up appointment and guide you through the process or answer any questions.  FAQ

One-Time Donations

Please enter your desired contribution for IMC/Audio Dharma, Teachers, the Insight Retreat center, or the Introduction to Meditation Online Course below. You may use either a credit card or a PayPal account.

If you use PayPal, you will receive an email receipt from PayPal; this receipt confirms that IMC has received your gift.  IMC will email you an acknowledgement for the sum of your PayPal gifts by the end of January next year.  IMC greatly appreciates your generosity!

IMC / Audio Dharma /
Teachers


  • IMC or Audio Dharma
  • Teachers

If donating to teachers, please indicate teacher name below.

If donating to both IMC and teachers, please include amount to each.

Insight
Retreat Center

 

Introduction to
Meditation
Online
Course



Recurring Monthly Donations

With a PayPal account, you can support IMC with a recurring monthly donation. Please enter your desired donation for IMC/Audio Dharma, Teachers, or the Insight Retreat Center below.

If you use PayPal, you will receive an email receipt from PayPal; this receipt confirms that IMC has received your gift. IMC will email you an acknowledgement for the sum of your PayPal gifts by the end of January next year. IMC greatly appreciates your generosity!

IMC / Audio Dharma /
Teachers

  • IMC or Audio Dharma
  • Teachers

If donating to teachers, please indicate teacher name below.

If donating to both IMC and teachers, please include amount to each.

Insight
Retreat Center