Other Ways to Support

Donors are invited to explore additional ways to support the practice and efforts of San Francisco Zen Center.

Donate Stock

A charitable gift of stock provides an opportunity for tax savings while generously supporting San Francisco Zen Center. Stock Donation Form (pdf)

Memorial and Named Gifts

Make a donation to honor or memorialize a family member or friend. In addition to a letter to the donor acknowledging the donation, the designated honoree will be notified that a gift has been made in his or her name.

Matching Gifts

A gift to San Francisco Zen Center could be doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled; many businesses sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if a company has a matching gift policy, donors can consult with their employer’s Human Resources and ask whether the company matches employee donations to San Francisco Zen Center’s charitable organization, The Zen Foundation (EIN 26-1333960).


Gifts of goods or services from individuals or small businesses are gratefully received.

Digital Dharma

Listeners who appreciate the audio and video online teachings are invited to contribute. Support the evolution of digital dharma! Give now.

Car Donations

Donate a car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to San Francisco Zen Center. The development office can arrange the pick-up of a vehicle donation at no cost to the donor, who may also qualify for a tax deduction.

Fiscal Sponsorships

San Francisco Zen Center occasionally offers fiscal sponsorship to programs or events aligned with our mission “to embody, express and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha.”

Read more about previous sponsorships:

For more information, please contact Heather Iarusso, Director of Development, at heather.iarusso@sfzc.org