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.

Celebrations

Donate for activities related to
yearly celebrations

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

Worship

Donate for activities related to
yearly worship

  • Durga Puja
  • Kali Puja
  • Maha Shivratri

Philanthropy

Donate for philanthropic
activities

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

Retreats

Donate for activities related to
yearly retreats

  • Camp Taylor
  • July 4

FAQ

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 (society@berkeleyvedanta.org; 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. (society@berkeleyvedanta.org; 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 (society@berkeleyvedanta.org; 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
Mahashivaratri

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.