What is PayPal?
PayPal is a service that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments without revealing your financial details. PayPal uses the latest in data encryption and anti-fraud technology to keep your information secure, reducing the risk of online fraud. PayPal completes the process for you, without sharing your financial details with merchants and sellers. Learn more about PayPal here.
Do I need a PayPal account to make a donation?
No, you don’t need to have a PayPal account in order to donate.
How to donate without having a PayPal account?

Not everyone has a Paypal account, but you still can do a donation with PayPal without having a PayPal account.

Just follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the PayPal “Donate Now!” button.
  2. Enter the amount you wish to donate into the box on the top of the screen.
  3. Look on the left side of the donation page. Fill out the form below with your country, name and credit card information. (not all information is needed)
  4. Click on the “Review Donation and Continue” button on the bottom of the screen to confirm and complete your transaction.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Buddhanusorn is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity; therefore, your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax adviser to find out more.
What is Buddhanusorn's Employer Indentification Number (EIN)?
EIN is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number. Our Employer Identification Number is 94-2925014.
Why does my credit/debit card statement read, 'PayPal*BUDDHANUSOR' when I make an online donation to Buddhanusorn temple?

This means you chose the PayPal option when completing your donation to Buddhanusorn temple online. If you have any questions about your donation or would like to cancel a recurring payment to our Treasurer at (510) 468-2546 or email to donate@watbuddha.org.

Is it safe and secure for me to donate online to Buddhanusorn temple?

In a word: yes. PayPal uses Secure Sockets Layer technology to encrypt all data submitted to and from our donations web page. SSL renders donors’ personal information, including credit card information, unreadable to any outsiders. SSL is supported by all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. (To find out if your browser is connected to a secure transaction server, look for a locked gold padlock in the lower right-hand corner of your IE or Firefox browser.)

Additionally, your personal information will be stored on PayPal’s servers, which are heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card numbers, PayPal does not directly connect its firewall-protected servers to the internet.

Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem making an online donation?

Please direct any questions you may have about donation to our Treasurer at (510) 468-2546 or email to donate@watbuddha.org

Can I make a recurring online donation?

Yes, you can schedule a monthly donation to Buddhanusorn temple.  We will receive your monthly donation amount automatically each month for one year.  If you wish to continue your contribution, you will need to resubmit it at the end of your 12-month term.

How can I cancel my recurring monthly donation?

Two ways to cancel your recurring monthly donation;

1. If you have a PayPal account, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Log into your PayPal account.
  2. Click Profile near the top of the page.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click Update in the My pre-approved payments section.
  5. Click Cancel, Cancel automatic billing, or Cancel subscription and follow the instructions.

Please direct any questions you may have about donation to our Treasurer at (510) 468-2546 or email to donate@watbuddha.org

My company match my gift to 501(c)(3) organizations. Is Buddhanusorn temple eligible to receive this type of match?

Yes, the IRS recognizes Buddhanusorn as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Thanks for asking!

How do I get a receipt of my donation?

At the end of your payment, after you review and submit your donation, you will be directed to an acknowledgement page.  To print your record, click on “print your donation receipt” link below the confirmation number.

To receive a donation receipt by mail, please contact our Treasurer  at (510) 468-2546 or email to donate@watbuddha.org

If you donate with your PayPal account, simply follow the steps below;

  • Log into your PayPal account.
  • At the “Account Overview”, click “History”
  • Click Find a transaction, and search for a transaction.
  • Select “Details” next to any of the transactions that appear.
Is there any charge or fee do I have to pay to donate via PayPal?

No, we will not charge you extra fees when you choose to donate via PayPal.  *Please note, upto 3% of what you give will go as fees to PayPal or credit card companies.

Can I donate if I live in other country?

Yes, but we only accept donations in US dollars. These contributions are tax-deductible in the US. You need to consult your tax advisor in your country to determine if it is tax deductible there.

Will Buddhanusorn share my personal information?

No. Please see our Privacy Policy for assurances on how we use information collected on our website.