“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.” 
—Paramhansa Yogananda


How you can support this free resource

Donations from people like you make Ananda possible. If you have been touched by what you have seen and heard here, please help us continue to inspire and bring hope to people around the world through our online talks. Your gift also helps support Ananda as a physical center for spiritual awakening, serving seekers throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

Ananda Sangha of Palo Alto is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible.


You can donate to Ananda easily

  1. Make a secure donation online through PayPal using a credit card. No PayPal account is needed. (If you don't have a PayPal account, look for the text “Don't have a PayPal account?” on the PayPal page, and click on it to use your credit card)

    Note: PayPal sends a receipt automatically by email as proof of your donation for your tax records. If you also wish a mailed receipt from Ananda, provide a "shipping address" during the PayPal transaction.

  2. Call to donate by credit card: (650) 323-3363.

  3. Mail a check to:
    Ananda Palo Alto
    2171 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94306

  4. Give an appreciated asset such as stocks or bonds, which can offer tax benefits to the donor. Please call James at (650) 323-3363 to arrange a transfer of assets.

  5. Donate a car or other vehicle to Ananda. Cars4Causes is authorized tocar icon car icon accept donations on our behalf. They will provide you with assistance and tax support in the process.

  6. Remember Ananda in your estate planning. There are many ways to leave money to Ananda, some of which provide an income stream to you or loved ones now.

  7. Shop at Amazon and have a small donation come to Ananda (or any charity you wish). The program is called “Amazon Smile.” Here's how:
    • Go to Amazon Smile and bookmark it, so you can always start your shopping there.
    • Amazon will ask you to select a charitable organization. Search for “Ananda Church Of Self-Realization Of Palo Alto” and choose us.
    • You can begin shopping and a small donation will come to us with each purchase you make. (Note: your wish list and account info remains the same as before)

      We thank you!


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