For over 50 years San Francisco Zen Center has been a quietly powerful force for a better world.

We offer many ways to get engaged and cultivate the wisdom of Buddhist values in daily life. Zen Center provides refuge and engagement for all those who visit our three centers, those who participate online, and those who take part in our affiliated sanghas throughout the United States and around the world.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation which supports our teachers and students, our vibrant community and the daily activities at our three temples: Tassajara, City Center and Green Gulch Farm. San Francisco Zen Center's tax ID is 94-3143976.

Support Us in Other Ways

There are many ways to support Zen Center, including gifts of stock, memorial gifts, matching gifts, fiscal sponsorships, donations to the scholarship fund, digital dharma and gifts-in-kind. We are grateful for your support.

Make a Donation

Your one-time annual fund donation keeps the zendo doors open, our teachers teaching, and transforms lives. Please give as generously as you can.


Membership sustains our community. Members make monthly contributions to keep SFZC thriving.

Leave a Legacy

Support San Francisco Zen Center now and into the future with a bequest. Join the Dharma Lamp Circle of legacy givers with a gift of any size. Such gifts have a lasting impact.

Widening the Circle Capital Campaign

The San Francisco Zen Center community has launched a capital campaign to establish a strong and sustaining foundation so that we can continue to offer the world the benefits of Zen practice.

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