Founded in 1939 by Swami Ashokananda (Ramakrishna Order, India)

Swami Prasannatmananda (current Swami-in-Charge/ President)

  • Tax Id (ID- 94-1722708) – Non Profit.
  • All the donations are tax exempt under 501(c)(3).
  • We also offer an option for opting for corporate matching. Please contact us for further information.

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Payable to: Vedanta Society Berkeley
Mailing Address: 2455 Bowditch Street Berkeley, CA- 94704

Donations can be made towards our special celebration, as listed below, or as a general contribution. If you appreciate our vision and our endeavors, please consider a recurring donation.

Special Celebrations and Events

We celebrate special occasions and organize events. Sponsorships can be made to cover one or more.


Donate for activities related to
yearly celebrations

  • Sri Ramakrishna Puja
  • Holy Mother Puja
  • Swami Vivekananda Birthday
  • Christmas Eve


Donate for activities related to
yearly worship

  • Durga Puja
  • Kali Puja
  • Maha Shivratri


Donate for philanthropic

  • Interfaith Blood Donation Camp
  • Second Harvest
  • Activities for inmates of correctional home


Donate for activities related to
yearly retreats

  • Camp Taylor
  • July 4


Q: What are the program-specific donation options?
A: Program-specific donation options are some suggested choices to give an idea to the devotees/donors as to where they can
specifically have their donations expended.

Q: What is the approximate dollar amount for covering any individual item (like Puja, Mahaprasadam etc.) under program-specific
donation options?
A: Please donate as you feel comfortable or contact us (; 5108488862).

Q: Is there corporate matching?
A: If you company matches donation then we are active on Benevity (used by most companies). If your company uses a different
platform then please work with us to ensure matching. (; 5108488862)

Q: Can I donate only for program-specific donation options?
A: No, you can also make a general donation directly through our payment link, either as a one- time or a recurring payment.

Q: Can I set up an automatic recurring payment plan?
A: Yes, Please click on the donation link and select the recurring donation option

Q: How can I receive my tax benefits paperwork?
A: We send out the tax benefits documents to all donors at the end of the year.

Q: Can I pay by credit card or directly from bank account?
A: Yes, our payment platform allows you to pay by credit card or directly by bank transfer (like Zelle, etc.) in a single-click user
friendly way.

Q: How can I offer in kind?
A: Please contact us directly (; 5108488862) for detailed instructions.

We have five annual Puja
Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday
Sri Ma Sarada Devi’s Birthday
Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday
Sri Sri Durga Puja

Sponsorships opportunities are available for the following:
Entire Puja event
Flowers and garland
Food for offering (Naivedya)
Dinner for devotees (Prasad)

Please see Donation Q&A for Disclaimer and other details.