Donate to Vikramaśila Foundation
Help support our projects and Dharma activities in New York and beyond. Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to Vikramasila Foundation activities that make the teachings of the Buddha more widely accessible and by helping to preserve an unbroken lineage of sacred teachings.
Helping people of all ages from New York City to the Himalayas discover their full potential
Vikramasila Foundation initiated and runs several projects dedicated to the study and
practice of the teachings of the Buddha and the flourishing of Tibetan culture.
Pema Ts’al School
Promoting the full potential of young Tibetans
Pema Ts’al School System promotes the full potential of young Tibetans in an environment dedicated to their academic and personal development. It is a place where the youth of Tibet grow in spirit and mind to become responsible, principled, and actively engaged citizens of a diverse and changing world.
Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute
Creating a model for monastic communities
The Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute was founded to provide young Tibetan Buddhist monks with all that the ancient traditional monastic and modern education can offer. It was established to create a model for the community, where education is highly valued, by providing a better opportunity for learning through discipline, dedication, and hard work
Pema Ts’al School for Girls
Helping young Tibetans grow in spirit and mind
Pema Ts’al School for Girls will be established this year to promote the full potential of young Tibetans in an environment dedicated to their academic and personal development. It is a place where young Tibetans grow in spirit and mind to become responsible, principled, and actively engaged citizens of a diverse and changing world.
Pema Ts’al Mangoes
Planting a million mango trees
An ambitious lifetime project planting mango trees at the Pema Ts’al School to directly encourage the younger generation to become involved in the care of Mother Earth and her environment, by introducing mango trees that not only have local environmental benefits but also have far better economic viability for the local community than its annual crops of rice and corn.
Pandemic Relief for India and Nepal
Providing vital aid to communities in need
Our ongoing relief program distributes food and supplies to impoverished families in South India and Nepal, including Pokhara and the Upper Mustang, which has been devastated by the impact of Covid-19. Your support goes directly toward the purchase of rice, lentils, and other staples that these struggling communities need to survive.
Can I claim a tax deduction for donations I make to Vikramasila Foundation?
Yes. Vikramasila is recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100 percent of your donation is tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 22-2998005. If you have further questions, we suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant, or visit the IRS website for more information.
How will I receive a receipt for my donation?
You will receive an email acknowledgement and tax receipt at the time of your donation. You may use this as a record to claim a tax deduction for the calendar year in which you made the donation. To request a receipt, please email email@example.com.
What percentage of my donation goes to program activities?
If you made a donation to a specific project, 100 percent of your donation will go to the activity you indicated. If you made a general donation to Vikramasila, 100 percent of your donation will go to our general activities, including overhead costs, which are very minimal.
Can I give a donation in honor or memory of someone or as a gift?
You can give a donation in memory of someone, and we will keep their name in the record. You can also make a donation as a gift to commemorate a holiday, birthday, wedding, graduation, or other special occasion.
Simply indicate in the message area of your donation of whom the gift is in honor. To notify the individual of the gift you made on their behalf, we recommend sending them an ecard.