Planned Giving

Planned Giving cover For more than eighty years, Self-Realization Fellowship has been the fortunate recipient of the generosity of its devoted members and friends. The society’s growth and its ability to carry on the worldwide spiritual work of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, are due in large part to these charitable bequests.

Planned giving is a way to experience the joy that comes from participating in a worldwide sacred vision for the upliftment of humanity, by helping to ensure that the goals of

Ways of Giving

Self-Realization Fellowship continue to be met. Planned giving also helps the donor to maximize the personal benefits of his or her charitable gifts (such as tax savings, increased income, and sound estate planning), and allows for the contribution of gifts that otherwise might have been thought not possible.


If you are interested in making a gift to Self-Realization Fellowship, there are many options that you may want to consider. Our planned giving vehicles provide you and your family with options for financial support and tax advantages, while at the same time offering benefits to SRF including:


Ways of Giving
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Outright Gifts

Automatic Recurring Gifts
Matching Gifts
Appreciated Securities
Mutual Fund Shares
Tangible Personal Property
Real Estate

Planned Gifts

Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan & IRA Assets
Retained Life Estate


We invite you to review the options available and determine the ways in which your contribution can make a difference. 


Please contact us if you would like assistance or more comprehensive information. In addition, you are welcome to contact us to discuss the gift options we have available:


Self-Realization Fellowship
Office of Planned Giving
3880 San Rafael Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Tel: 323-276-5656 Fax: 323-276-5612
Email: plannedgiving@yogananda-srf.org


It is through your support that Self-Realization Fellowship will be able to continue the legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda and bring new hope and inspiration to receptive hearts through his sacred teachings. May God bless you for helping us to serve all who are striving for a closer relationship with Him, and to contribute to greater peace, understanding, and unity among the human family.


More information on Ways of Giving


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