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We welcome with gratitude your donations to support
BCIMS’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund
Since its inception, BCIMS has been committed to sharing the Dharma in a way that makes it accessible to as many people as possible. in recent years we have offered LGBTQIA+ retreats and plans for retreats for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour (BIPOC) are also in the works.
To help us move towards our goals of being more widely welcoming and accessible, a fund has been created to support activities that serve marginalized communities, primarily BIPOC and
LGBTQIA+. This diversity, equity and inclusion fund (DEI fund) will be used to support a variety of initiatives including free and subsidized events and retreats and a dana subsidy for BIPOC teachers to ensure more equitable support and other equity activities.
This spring we will be hosting a series of events to benefit the DEI fund at BCIMS. We are grateful for your contributions as well as those of the generous teachers who are donating their time.
In addition to being of great benefit to BCIMS, a donation of publicly traded securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes do not apply when giving stocks or mutual funds to charities, BCIMS receives the full fair market value when the security is sold and you get a charitable tax receipt which reflects the full amount of the gift.
Your gift of securities entitles you to a donation receipt for the full market value (resale) of your contribution. Your gift will result in a non-refundable tax credit that will reduce your income taxes. You can use it in the year of your gift or carry it forward for up to five additional years.
For more information on donating in this way, please click "Contact Us" at bottom of this page. Please click the Donate Securities button to make your gift.