Your Generosity is Making a Difference

From grant making and building endowments, to advocating on behalf of the patrons of Shambhala’s many projects and beyond, The Sakyong Foundation is dedicated to increasing our capacity for philanthropy and sustainable growth.

As of April 2012, our donors have contributed the following:


TOTAL $270,037
One of the Foundation’s goals is to build Shambhala’s financial sustainability by creating endowments, where contributions become a legacy that is protected and invested, and a portion of investment profits are used to make grants.
Boulder Shambhala Center $105,400 Unrestricted
Dorje Kasung $102,072 Unrestricted
Sakyong Fund $42,850 50% Shambhala Projects /50% Humanitarian Initiatives
Shambhala People of Color $19,715 Scholarships


Donor Directed Giving

Through the foundation our patrons have directed over $2 million to many projects of the Shambhala community and other non-profit causes aligned with our mission.

Shambhala Community

TOTAL $1,623,693.96
The majority of funds given through our donor directed giving program have been granted to support the centers and projects of the Shambhala community. These grants have helped construct facilities, develop programming and increase Shambhala’s capacity to fulfill its vision for creating enlightened society.
Dorje Kasung 
  • Operations and Special Projects
Shambhala Central Organization
  • Core Services
  • Parsonage
Urban Shambhala Center Campaign
  • Atlanta
  • Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Boulder
  • Chicago
  • Europe
  • Halifax
  • New York City
  • Seattle
  • Other
Time Capsule Project
  • Preservation of Chögyam Trungpa Teachings
Shambhala Vision Campaign
  • 2009 Priority Projects
Shambhala Mountain Center
  • Operations
  • Staff Housing
  • Capital Development
Other Shambhala Community
  • Berkeley Shambhala
  • Dorje Denma Ling
  • Gampo Abbey
  • Karmê Chöling
  • Konchok Foundation
  • Nalanda Translation Committee
  • Sakyong Ladrang
  • San Francisco Shambhala
  • Shambhala Trust
  • Sky Lake Lodge

Beyond Shambhala

TOTAL $341,561.87
A fantastic number of non-profit organizations are working to help create positive change in the world through investments in arts and culture, science, education, health, environment, and social justice. The Foundation’s patrons direct a significant amount of their generosity to these organizations that are aligned with the vision of Shambhala.
  • Amnesty International
  • Center for Wisdom and Women
  • charity:water
  • City of Peace
  • Friends Without a Border
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Indie Go Go
  • Lotus Outreach
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Mangala Shri Bhuti
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • NPR- National Public Radio
  • Pema Chödrön Foundation
  • Prison Dharma Network
  • Ratna Peace Initiative
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Shambhala Sun Foundation
  • The Girl Effect
  • University of Colorado Hospital Foundation
  • Vajra Vidya Retreat Center

Preserving Tibetan Culture

TOTAL $129,967.17
Conceived and born from the spiritual traditions of Tibet, the tradition of Shambhala and the Sakyong lineage have a special connection to the Tibetan people and culture.
  • Malaria Eradication, Orissa, India
  • Shambhala Art School
  • Rinchen Terdzö Teachings