donate to Saranaloka Foundation

Donate to Saranaloka Foundation

Saranaloka Foundation is the nonprofit organization that serves as the financial steward for Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery. Saranaloka is supported entirely through your donations and depends on the generosity of people who value what we do. Your contribution will provide for the day-to-day running and future development of Aloka Vihara. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your gift is deeply appreciated. Anumodana ~ we rejoice in your goodness!

Options for Giving Financial Support:

Offer a One-time Donation via PayPal:

Please click on the button below. You will have the option to indicate whether your donation is for general support or in response to a teaching.

(PayPal accepts credit & debit cards or use your PayPal account)

Offer a Recurring Donation via PayPal:

(PayPal accepts credit & debit cards or use your PayPal account)

Recurring Donation Options

Pledge Monthly or Offer a One-time Donation via Network for Good:


Donate to Saranaloka Foundation via Network for Good

Direct Transfers

Use your online banking service to donate by setting up Saranaloka Foundation as a payee. If your bank uses Zelle, please direct your transfer to <>.

Send a Check

Please make your check 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:


Household and Pantry

To donate 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.

 Saranaloka Foundation is a Federal Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation; Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN): 42-1701612