As you contemplate
which charitable plan is best for you, the first decision you should make
is: Should you give now, or should you wait? Can you do both? Do you wish
to see the impact of your gift in the real world, right now? What are
options for helping the temple to become a reality?
Temple of the Goddess
has a variety of ways that you can participate fiscally in our vision. In
addition, many giving options can be offered in memory or honor of someone
who has influenced you and your life. Your tax-deductible gifts to Temple of
the Goddess can come in many forms such as:
Donations (also known as Deferred)
Do you know someone
whose life deeply influenced you, someone you would like to honor by
memorializing them on the temple’s Circle of Life page? Do you want
to celebrate a special occasion? Go to our Circle of Life page and make a
unique gift to keep the vision of Temple of the Goddess alive.
You can also
establish a memorial through an outright gift or as a deferred donation to
honor a loved one or yourself, as well as support our programs. You also
receive personal financial benefits from your contribution.
Often the most
satisfying donations are those you make right when the urge strikes, the
types of gifts that allow you to see the immediate benefits of your
generosity. You can make a love offering to the temple right now through
PayPal or by writing a check to Temple of the Goddess.
To Donate by Mail, please:
1. Print and complete the
Mail-In Check Donation Form
2. Mail your completed
form along with a check or money order made payable to Temple of the Goddess to:
Temple of the Goddess
P.O. Box 660021
Arcadia, CA 91066
For your personal
safety, we do not recommend that you send cash through the mail. The memo
line should contain the name of the fund to which the gift is being made, if
there is one.
To Donate Online using our secured PayPal account, please:
Complete our Online Donation Form
What does Automatic,
Continuing Donations mean?:
Basically, it’s a
regular means of financially supporting any group, church, or organization,
but it’s much more than that. It’s also a sign of spiritual and
emotional assistance. It tells the world, and the Divine, that you care
about that institution, that it’s a real and substantial part of your life.
It’s regularly giving a small part of your income in order to help change
the world for the better. Automatic gifts are personal commitments that you
make on a cyclical basis and the development staff is here to assist you in
tailoring the gift to your wishes. To find out more go to:
Automatic, Continuing Gifting
How can I present
offerings to Temple of the Goddess with no cost to me? Easy, Temple of the
Goddess has two cool, fun ways to help support our evolving vision. Both are
simple, totally painless, and involve shopping–something we have to do
whether we like it or not.
Temple of the Goddess is proud to
announce it’s association with AMAZON, the Earth’s Biggest Bookstore.
Please go to the Temple Store to look for books, CD’s, and DVD’s, or simply
think of us when you need to shop AMAZON and sign in through our site to help support
Temple of the Goddess while you “do your thing.” When you purchase
any book, or music CD from Amazon.com through our website, a percentage of
the purchase price is credited to Temple of the Goddess account. Without
reaching deeper into your pocket, with minimum of effort, you will offer a
Love Donation to the Temple. Visit the
One simple way you can support our many worthwhile projects and activities
is by signing up online at eScrip and then purchasing items you normally use
causing a percentage of the purchase to be donated to Temple of the
Goddess! eScrip is a method through which various merchants have agreed to
donate a percentage of each sale to charity. It’s easy to do, and it
doesn’t take a penny from your pocket.
What is the eScrip
Introduced by Electronic Scrip Inc. (ESI), the eScrip program is a
fundraising program that allows participating merchants to contribute a
percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card
purchases to the organization of your choice–Temple of the Goddess. The
eScrip program brings an unprecedented ease of use and many other advantages
to fundraising programs -- it's the best vehicle for simple, year-round
Go on line and
register one or more credit cards. Stipulate that all donations be given to
Temple of the Goddess. Then when you shop at participating stores and use
the registered card, it happens. From 2% to 8%, depending on the merchant
and the amount purchased, goes into Temple of the Goddess’ account. All
without taking money from your pocket, or even thinking of the purchase as a
donation. How easy is that?
Read more about eScrip here.
Matching Gifts are a
contribution made in response to another contribution. A common feature of
many larger corporate organizations, matching gift programs will donate to
approved charities a multiple of the sum given by the corporation's
Financial support is
provided by companies through employee matching gift programs. These
companies match their employees' donations to nonprofit organizations,
enabling their employees to multiply their support by doubling, or in some
cases tripling employee gifts. Matching gifts can be made through cash or
pledges. To create a matching gift, contact your company's Human Resource
Office. For more information go to:
With outright gifts,
you have the joy of seeing immediate results from your grants to Temple of
the Goddess. Outright Gifts generate the most expeditious return from your
contributions to Temple of the Goddess. These gifts support a variety of
needs including establishing funds specified for our youth programs,
underwriting documentaries or purchasing equipment for rituals or the
office. Since Temple of the Goddess is a federally recognized non-profit
religious corporation 501(c)(3) most outright gifts qualify for
substantial tax benefits, which can significantly reduce the actual cost of
the contribution. There are two easy, tax-wise methods that Outright Gifts
can be made to Temple of the Goddess.
Assets, such as
stocks or real estate, are an excellent source of outright donations. You
can deduct the fair market value of the asset donated to Temple of the
Goddess and pay no capital gains tax on the increased value. Consider
donating a vacation home, or even your primary residence with the option of
continuing to live there throughout your lifetime. Property purchased as an
investment many years ago and no longer used . . . gift it to Temple of the
Goddess. To read more about it, go to:
Valuable items that
no longer fit your lifestyle or needs could make excellent charitable gifts,
depending upon our gift acceptance policies. An outright donation is not
only personally fulfilling, but offers potential tax benefits as well.
Eliminating taxes or
benefitting from an increased income stream is easy with Temple of the
Goddess. No matter how or what you give, know that you will be helping out
a cause close to your heart. After determining how to gift Temple of the
Goddess, meet with your financial advisor or speak with Temple of the
Goddess’ financial advisor to begin implementing your wishes.
Will you take my car
. . .?
Yes. Whether they are working or not, Temple of the Goddess accepts
donations of automobiles, planes, boats, etc. Click on the following link
to find out just how easy it is to have your non-running vehicle removed
from your property, from your mind, and at the same time receive a tax
deduction for the donation.
These may seem like
small things, but no donation to the Temple of the Goddess is viewed as
small. Each grain of sand helps to create the beach that cradles the
Deferred gifts, also
called planned gifts, are donations which are arranged during the donor's
lifetime, but the benefits to Temple of the Goddess do not accrue until a
later date, usually after the death of the donor or his/her beneficiaries.
Bequests–assets that are transferred through a will–are the most common type
of deferred gift. These types of gifts may include allocation of funds
through wills, insurance policies, and retirement plans, or life income
gifts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
In this age a
inflation, a small life insurance policy given to you from your grandmother
may not amount to much but it could be a substantial gift for the temple.
Contact your insurance agent to arrange transferring the ownership of the
policy to Temple of the Goddess. To read more, go to:
Life Insurance with Temple of the Goddess as
Deferred Gifts are
excellent methods of fulfilling charitable desires, helping to change your
community, and the world into a better place to live, while still achieving
financial goals. As with outright gifts, deferred gifts also offer
substantial financial and tax saving benefits, compatible with the donor's
retirement goals and overall estate plans.
To find out more
about contributing to Temple of the Goddess with deferred gifts, go to:
Be a Force for good
in this world. Help the world, and especially your community become more
charitable by starting with the one you’re most familiar with. You. Would
you like to change the world? You can. We invite you to join us in our
vision of bringing back the Sacred Feminine in order to heal ourselves, our
community, and the world.
The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax, or investment
advice. For such advice, please consult your legal, accounting, or other
professional advisors to confirm the accuracy and applicability of
information and current IRS regulations governing non-cash charitable