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The Saranaloka Foundation is entirely supported by donations. Our continued existence and development depend on the generosity of people who value what we do. Your support is deeply appreciated! All donations to the Saranaloka Foundation are tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a donation, please indicate how you wish to allocate your gift. We are grateful for contributions to our General Fund, which supports the day-to-day running of the monastery. We also welcome contributions to the Founder’s Fund in support of our long-term vision.

General Fund – supports the Four Requisites of food, medicine, lodging and clothing and other needs that may arise for the nuns.
Founders’ Fund – contributions for establishing a rural training monastery.

Ways to Give Financial Support

Pledge monthly or offer a one-time donation.


Network for Good

Donate to Saranaloka Foundation via Network for Good

Automatic Bill Pay

Use your online banking service to donate by setting up Saranaloka Foundation as a payee.

Send a Check

Please make checks payable to “Saranaloka Foundation” and mail to:

Aloka Vihara, 2409 Tolowa Trail, Placerville, CA 95667.

Please include your mailing address so that we can send you a thank you ‘anumodana’ card as a tax receipt or give us your email address and we’ll skip the card and email you instead.

In Person

There is a donation basket by the shelf for mats & cushions next to the shrine room door. You may donate by cash or check.


Other Ways to Give Support

SF Meal Dana

Household and Pantry

To donate small household and pantry items to the vihara please visit our regularly updated Dana List page.

Time and Skills

To donate your time and skills please visit our Volunteer page and join ‘Friends of Aloka Vihara’.

Meals and Rides

To offer a meal or a ride to the nuns please visit our Meals and Rides page.