Frequently Asked Questions

Other Ways to Donate or Send Funds

Yes, we can accept wire transfers, which are a very good option for donors outside of the US. Please use the following account information to make a wire transfer:

ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME AND ADDRESS: 
Sri Vidya Temple Society
6980 East River Rd
Rush, NY 14543
PHONE:  (585) 533-1970

BANK NAME: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
BANK ADDRESS:  P O Box 182051, Columbus, OH, 43218-2051
ROUTING NUMBER / ABA NUMBER: 222371054
ACCOUNT NO:
000002919186310
SWIFT CODE (FOR INTL TRANSFERS): CHASUS33

Please be sure to also fill out the Donation Tracking Form so that we know to expect your donation.

Yes. For domestic (US-based donors), ACH is preferred over wire transfers since it costs less for both the donor and the temple. Please see this article to understand the key differences.

ACH payment is already available as a payment option in our donation site, but it is best suited for monthly donations wherein the amount is small.  For larger, ad-hoc donation amounts (> USD 5K) it may be better to make an ACH payment directly from your bank to the temple’s bank account. 

To make an ACH transfer, you can use our account details given in the wire transfer section above.

Please be sure to also fill out the Donation Tracking Form so that we know to expect your donation.

Yes, you can mail a paper check if you prefer. Please make out the check to "SVTS" and mail it to:

Sri Vidya Temple Society
6980 E RIver Rd
Rush, NY  14543

Please include a note indicating what type of donation or sponsorship the check is for.

We are now accepting donations of shares in publicly traded companies. Please see our brokerage account details below.

ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME AND ADDRESS: 
Sri Vidya Temple Society Foundation
6980 East River Rd
Rush, NY 14543
PHONE:  (585) 533-1970

BROKERAGE NAME: Charles Schwab  (DTC number 0164)
ACCOUNT NO:
6404-6996

Please be sure to also fill out the Donation Tracking Form so that we know to expect your donation.

Our policy is to liquidate stock as soon as it is received. The value of the donation will be recorded in your donor account as the fair market value of the shares on the day we receive them in our brokerage account. Kindly note that since the transfer process can take a few business days, the final value of the donation will likely differ from the market value at the time of initiating the transfer.

While there are tax benefits to donating stock, we are unable to provide any specific guidance. Kindly check with a tax consultant before making the donation to understand the tax implications.

We are currently investigating ways to allow donations through TransferWise, and will update this page once that has been set up.