Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery's Endowment Fund, established in 2021, allows for balanced stability of the monastery well into the future. The endowment fund, which is managed by Nicola Wealth (https://nicolawealth.com), enables us to use modest interest earnings as a reliable source of ongoing funding for our day-to-day operations. As in major endowment funds for universities, museums, etc., the principal capital fund is to remain secure and increase through donations while a certain percentage of earnings may be used yearly. We welcome this form of sustainability to meet the uncertain and non-profit structures which the monastery relies on.
If you would like to contribute to this fund for long-term benefits to the monastery, one time and monthly donations may be made to Birken utilizing our Birken Endowment Fund form, or any of the donation methods described on our Support page (https://birken.ca/support/).
If you would like to donate securities in-kind, please contact our bookkeeper (email@example.com) for more information. We also suggest you consult with your financial advisor or tax professional to confirm that it is a good financial strategy at this time.