We express our sincere gratitude to all of you who are supporting the Vedanta Society during these challenging times. Your generous contributions are instrumental in enabling us to sustain our programs and services. Your support means so much to us, and we are truly grateful.
The Vedanta Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 95-1831092.
Donations through your bank’s website or app
Zelle: The Vedanta Society can now accept donations via Zelle. Our email address for Zelle donations is firstname.lastname@example.org. (More about Zelle here—many banks provide the option to send funds through Zelle via their online portal and app.) Zelle does not charge any fees, so we receive the full value of your donation, and the funds are transferred immediately. Please do include your email address in your donation message, so we can thank you. Zelle only gives us your name, not your contact information.
Bill Pay: We can receive donations via your bank’s online “bill pay” portal. Though making a donation is not paying a bill, this is a way to send a one-time or recurring donation without incurring any fees, so we receive the full amount of your donation. Typically, a bill-pay portal will need our name, address, and phone number:
Vedanta Society of Southern California
1946 Vedanta Place
Los Angeles CA 90068
For “account number”, donors can write their first initial and last name, as one word (For example: JDOE).
Online Donations using a Credit or Debit card
Donations via PayPal Giving Fund (preferred)
We receive donations via the PayPal Giving Fund. This requires one to have a PayPal account. PayPal does not deduct the usual fees when donations are made through their Giving Fund, so we receive the full value of your donation. PayPal issues the donation receipt for donations made in this way. Access the Giving Fund here or by clicking the button below. Donations from outside the United States are also accepted via this method.
Donations via regular PayPal
We do accept donations via regular PayPal as well. PayPal will deduct a transaction fee from the value of your donation before transferring the funds to us. Access the PayPal portal by clicking the button below.
1946 Vedanta Place
Hollywood, CA 90068
Corporate Donation Matching
If your company has a donation matching program, you may use your company’s donation platform to make a donation. We are already enabled on Benevity that is used by many companies. If your company uses a different platform and Vedanta Society of Southern California is not listed on it, you may nominate us to be included and contact us for assistance.