In 2014 Dharma Donated Over $100,000 to Nonprofits
Helping those in need is a founding tenet at Dharma.
We are totally committed to sustainable practices, partners and supporting our greater community by generously giving back where it counts. Since 2008, we have donated a percentage of our profits every year, supporting charitable organizations that serve the greater good.
We generally select nonprofit organizations from five main categories:
- Social change/Social Justice
- Health and Welfare
- Animal Welfare
- Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. Buddhist monastery in the Theravada tradition
- American Society for Suicide Prevention. Understanding & preventing suicide
- Animal League Defense Fund. Winning the case against cruelty
- BALLE. Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
- Center for Biological Diversity. Securing a future for all species
- Doctors Without Borders. Medical aid where it is most needed
- Earth Justice. We exist because the earth needs a good lawyer
- Global Exchange. International human rights organization
- Green America. Growing the green economy for people & planet
- Inquiring Mind. 31 years of sharing the Dharma
- Insight Meditation Center. Urban meditation center
- Milo Foundation. A nonprofit domestic animal sanctuary
- Mobile Medical Team. Medical/disaster relief in SF Bay & internationally
- Pathfinder International. Global leader in sexual & reproductive health
- Rainforest Action Network. We fight for forests
- Spirit Rock Center. An insight meditation center
- Tricycle Foundation. Making Buddhist teachings & practices broadly available
- Sukhasiddhi Foundation. Teaching & practice of Vajrayana Buddhism
- Women for Women. Helping marginalized women in war torn countries
- Wounded Warrior Project. Providing direct programs for injured service members
Top Picks from the Dharma Team
In 2014 we started something new. Each member of our team got to pick a nonprofit that was near and dear to their hearts, and those organizations received a donation of $2,000 each.
- Casa for Children. Trains and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. (Heidi’s pick)
- Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Reallocation of resources from mass incarceration toward education and job opportunities, also known as “books not bars, jobs not jails.” (Trace’s pick)
- Jesse Rees Foundation. Ensuring every child fighting cancer has the support they need to never give up. (Derek’s pick)
- Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. Volunteers committed to relieving isolation & loneliness among the elderly. (Diann’s pick)
- Planting Justice. Everybody deserves to be treated with respect & have equal access to food, jobs and education. (Jeff’s pick)
- Rape, Abuse & Incest Nat’l Network. The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. (Nick’s pick)
- Rocket Dog Rescue. SF-based, volunteer-run dog rescue organization. (Ron’s pick)
- Zen Hospice Center. Helping to change the experience of dying. (Cyndia’s pick)
Qualifications to be considered for a year-end donation.
Organization must be a certified 501(c)3 listed on Guidestar as of June 30, 2015.
Nonprofit must have a national scope of service.
Minimum of $500,000 in annual operating budget.
Information must be received before October 2015.
Applicants can send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.