Gift Planning - Creating a lasting legacy

Gifts from wills, trusts, life insurance and retirement accounts are crucial investments in the future of our programs and provide an opportunity for the Art of Living community and friends to immortalize their values and leave a lasting legacy for the Art of Living Foundation.

These gift plans have a wide ranging impact on individuals, communities and all those who receive and benefit from Art of Living's programs and services. These gifts can either add to an existing program endowment, or  provide unrestricted funds to support innovative programs and services that don't exist today.

By including Art of living Foundation in your estate plans, you can ensure that Gurudev's work and knowledge is preserved and that Art of Living continues to grow and impact generations of future individuals. Gifts may be unrestricted to benefit the entire Art of Living Foundation ecosystem or may be designated to support the area of your choice at Art of Living.

There are many ways to make a gift to Art of Living Foundation through your financial, estate and philanthropic plans. Please contact us to learn more about these types of charitable gifts and how you can make an extraordinary commitment to leaving your legacy and helping further the Art of Living mission.

The Art of Living
Gurudev Endowment Fund
(Federal Tax ID: 77-0240101)
Address: P.O. Box 2010, Cupertino, CA 95015
Tel: 408.876.6272 Xn 21

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any COVID guidelines to be followed at the event?

Per state guidelines, face masks will be required indoors to participate in the event for all attendees, except when actively eating or drinking.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

  • You can get a full refund of your ticket if canceled within 5 days of the event. To initiate your refund, please email
  • Tickets bought within the last 5 days of the event are non-refundable.

Is the venue senior citizens/ADA compliant?

  • Yes, the venue is ADA compliant

Is the event open to all age groups?

  • The event is open to anyone aged 10 and up.

Do you have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to our customer support team.

Gifts from a Will or Trust

Designating us as a beneficiary in your will or trust is a simple way to commit to our cause, and it will not affect your cash flow during your lifetime. In addition, it’s easy to revoke this type of gift if your situation or goals change.

Beneficiary Designations

Naming us as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, financial account, or annuity is another easy way to help further our mission. You can continue to benefit from these assets during your lifetime. A beneficiary designation may also be changed at any time.

Life Insurance

If you have an old, unneeded life insurance policy, you can donate it to us and take an immediate tax deduction. You can also name us as a beneficiary of your any time.

Appreciated Securities,
Real Property

If you own securities or real estate that you no longer need or wish to sell, a gift of these assets is another way that you can benefit us without impacting your cash flow. You may also benefit from capital gains tax avoidance by giving rather than selling these assets.

Personal Property

If you have valuable assets such as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, etc., that you no longer want or need, consider giving these assets to us and benefit from an income tax deduction this year.

Life Estate

If you own your home and wish to remain living there, you can transfer your home (farm or vacation home) to us while retaining the right to use the home during your lifetime. Enjoy the added benefit of an income tax deduction!

Business Interests,
Closely Held Stock
and Partnerships

Talk to us about ways to make current gifts from your business or to avoid capital gains tax when you are ready to transfer or sell your business.

Why Give to the Endowment fund?

The purpose of the endowment is to financially sustain the mission and work of the Art of Living Foundation and its related organizations, into perpetuity. Over the past 40 years, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association of Human Values, Gurudev has been ever present, empowering individuals to tackle current challenges at global, national and community levels.

Through the Gurudev Endowment Fund, Art of Living Foundation is working to ensure that future generations realize and experience a stress-free, violence-free society. Art of Living is building its endowment so that it can continue to carry on Gurudev's important work in the years to come.

You can make a significant contribution to further Art of Living's mission, and it’s easier than you might think.

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