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In order to continue to provide an environment for spiritual growth and practice, we need your ongoing support. You may make secure contributions directly to IBFA in Chicago via Paypal with the button below. Find other ways to donate below as well.


You can now make donations directly via Online Banking or by the Zelle App. All you need is our


This is a PayPal Giving Fund.

A PayPal account is not necessary to make a donation.

Options include Credit Cards & eChecks. No processing fee will be charged. 100% donation goes to the Temple


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our temple.  We are listed as "International Buddhism Friendship Association".

Check or Money Order

Please mail all matters including checks to:  IBFA, 2251 S Wentworth Ave. Chicago, IL 60616

Stock Donations

Please contact the temple and speak with a member of the office staff. Note: all stock donations will be sold upon receipt.


If you are interested in bequeathing property to the temple, please contact the temple , and ensure that the named beneficiary is International Buddhism Friendship Association (our legal name).It is important that you speak with your attorney and or financial adviser prior to naming the Trust as a beneficiary, either in your Last Will and Testament or in a non-probate instrument like a designated beneficiary form. Past experience has shown that creating properly-structured legal documents makes the probate process much smoother. Please feel free to have your attorney and/or advisers contact us for guidance regarding your specific situation.

Donation in Kind

Please contact the temple and send a clear written description of the item(s) to be donated. It is very helpful to including the condition (new/used/good/poor), year purchased, model number (if any), and approximate value if known. This will help us to evaluate whether your donation can be used in any way for the benefit of the center and students.

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