Legacy Giving

Fund the Future

BDRC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. All donations
are tax deductible in the U.S.A.

By making BDRC a beneficiary of your will or trust, your generosity will support the lamas, monks, nuns, translators, scholars, practitioners and many others who rely on BDRC, and who will continue to benefit from our archive for generations to come.


Please consider speaking to your attorney or tax professional about including BDRC in your estate planning, and ask about the current tax benefits of donating to a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.


Become a funder of the future

If you are considering a legacy gift to BDRC, 
we would love to hear from you, 
so that we can help with the process and acknowledge your gift.

You can complete the notification form below, email us at donations@bdrc.io or call and leave a message on 857-449-0509.

What is a Qualified Charitable Distribution?

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and you are aged 70 ½ or older, you can donate to BDRC and save on taxes. Instead of taking the taxable Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year, you can ask your IRA custodian to send payments directly to BDRC.


This is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). When the distribution goes straight from your IRA to a charity, without you receiving the money first, you avoid paying tax on the RMD. Please consider asking your IRA custodian or your tax preparer for more information about donating from your IRA to BDRC.

Another option is to designate BDRC as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or financial account.


This can be as simple as completing a new beneficiary form, or you can make a designation in your will.

For gifts that will take effect after your lifetime

Please state that your bequest is for:
"Buddhist Digital Resource Center, a non profit institution incorporated in the State of Massachusetts 
with a business address of 210 South St. Fl 1, Boston, MA 02111-2724 and a tax identification 
number 04-3491680, for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."


Organization's legal name: Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc.
501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization (in good standing)
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): 04-3491680