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Patron Circle

For those who wish to make a gift of $5000 or more, we invite you to give in support of the specific area of our work that resonates with you. Donors for each fund are listed in the annual report, if they wish, and are invited to join an annual live conversation about the work each fund has done to support the Esalen global community.

The deck outside Huxley, with the Pacific Ocean in the background.
Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund opens Esalen workshops to students and guests with a demonstrable financial need. Recently expanded with a $500,000 commitment, the Fund is primed to significantly increase Esalen’s presence in the world.

Center for Theory & Research

From our programs in citizen diplomacy to our pioneering role in holistic health, the research that comes out of CTR has a significant influence on our culture and society.

Sustainability

The Sustainability Fund supports Esalen’s vision of living in a reciprocal relationship with the environment. With your contributions, we can continue to improve our relationship with the land while designing new models of sustainable agriculture for others to emulate and iterate.

Programming

Fund essential support for existing and future workshops at Esalen, the return of our flagship residential education experience, our bourgeoning artist-in-residence program, and more.

Impact

The Impact Fund supports a web of connections from local organizations to larger, like-minded nonprofits. An incubator of sorts, this Fund supports other organizations in creating transformative experiences within the context of the social network.

Campus

The Campus Fund supports ongoing facility modernization, improvement, and stewardship of our 100-plus acre campus. Help us maintain the land and Esalen’s presence for generations to come.

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Send a Text

Send a text to 52014 with the amount you wish to donate followed by @esalen.
For example:  $120 @esalen

Write a check

Esalen Institute
548 Market St
PMB 48853
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 US

Workplace matching

If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to increase the value of your gift. Please use the online form to check if your company has a matching gift program and contact your personnel department to complete the gift. Contact us at friends@esalen.org for verification requests.

Donor advised funds and wiring donations

If you have a donor advised fund, you may use DAF Direct to allocate charitable funds to Esalen directly from your DAF. Please contact friends@esalen.org for wiring instructions.

Stock

Appreciated stock is a great way to support Esalen and receive additional tax benefits. You can provide written gift instructions to your bank or broker. Please reach out to us at friends@esalen.org  to let us know when you’ve transferred stock to Esalen, or with any questions.

Please transfer the stock to Esalen Institute via DTC as follows:
Esalen Institute at Charles Schwab
Schwab Account #2489-9222
DTC Clearing 0164

Bequest, IRA, and charitable gifts

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Effective October 29, 2021 in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces on campus if the county is still in high or substantial levels of transmission. This guidance includes people who are vaccinated. Please review our updated COVID safety guidelines.