Thank you for making a donation to the Vikramaśila Foundation!

The money you donate will go directly to supporting the activities, projects, and services of the Vikramasila Foundation. We are able to continue our work thanks to the generous donations of people like you.


Supporting future generations of Tibetan teachers and leaders in the East and the West


Supporting the education, upbringing, and health of young Tibetan monks


Supporting the preservation and accessibility of the Buddha’s teachings in the West



Can I claim a tax deduction for donations I make to the Vikramaśila Foundation?

Yes. The Vikramasila Foundation 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.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

You’ll receive an email confirmation at the time of your donation. You may use this email as a record to claim a tax deduction for the calendar year in which you made the donation. To request a formal receipt, please email

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 the Vikramasila Foundation, 100 percent of your donation will go to our general activities, including basic overhead costs, which are 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 may also make a donation as a gift to commemorate a holiday, birthday, wedding, graduation or other special occasion. 

Simply indicate in the message of your donation the name of the person you wish to honor. To notify the individual of the gift you made on their behalf, we recommend sending them an ecard. A selection of Buddhist ecards is available here