Donations we receive in response to this appeal will be deposited into the New East Bay Temple Fund at the Mother Center and will be used toward these two phases of the project, and may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with the temple’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, property taxes, and any potential future property purchases—which are not typically funded through our operating budget.
While it is Self-Realization Fellowship’s intent to use all designated gifts as outlined above, SRF reserves the right for the use of all gifts to SRF to be determined by the Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship. In exceptional circumstances where the designated purposes are no longer feasible, or have been completed, or for other good cause, the SRF Board may redirect such gifts to other appropriate ministries or projects, including any project that comes closest to the basic original purpose of the designation.
There are four ways to make a tax-deductible donation to our New East Bay Temple Fund at Mother Center:
- By Check – Make your check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and write “New East Bay Temple Fund” on the memo line of the check. Either donate at the Berkeley Temple or send your check to:
3201 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
- By credit card (phone) – Call Mother Center at 818-549-5151 and indicate that your donation is for the “New East Bay Temple Fund.”
- By credit card (temple) – Donations can be made in the Berkeley Temple Bookroom.
- By credit card (online) – Please click this button:
All donation inquiries and questions can be sent to our minister, Brother Jayananda at: Jayananda@Yogananda-SRF.org
Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes. Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.