Donate to ChI

At ChI, we have a vision for a just world that honors the sacred connection of all.   We contribute to this vision by fulfilling our mission to inspire and educate for innovative interfaith service and spiritual care to heal and transform the world.   Our seminary and our interfaith community prepare and support ministers, chaplains and spiritual directors to be of service -- providing spiritual care and life enrichment to individuals, communities and the world in need.  

Your donations to ChI are important.   As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations to operate, to grow and touch more lives, and to ultimately sustain us and in this important work.  Your generosity is a blessing that helps co-create our shared vision for a just world that honors the sacred connection of all.  We are so grateful.

Make a one-time or recurring monthly donation today

Your one time gift of $500 or monthly gift of $42 or more allows us to acknowledge you as a member of a giving circle.

Your Gift is So Important

Your ongoing monthly support provides the cash flow necessary to sustain and grow our organization into the future and allows you to show your longer-term ongoing commitment to an organization that is meaningful to you.

Gifts in Honor or Memory

Making gifts to honor a loved one's special occasion or in memory of a loved one who has transitioned, is a powerful way to honor and acknowledge someone you care about at a time that is meaningful to them and to you.   If you are making a donation in honor or memory of an individual, please make your request in the comments section on the PayPal page. Please give us the name of the individual you are honoring or memorializing, as well as the name and address where you would like an acknowledgement letter sent (other than your own), as applicable.

Earn a Tax Deduction

Your gift is 100% tax deductible according to the IRS, as no goods or services are provided in exchange for this donation.

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Other Ways to Make your Gift

If you do not have a PayPal account and would prefer to give your donation via credit card directly to the office, please call 510-843-1422 and our Accounting Manager will take your information over the phone.  If you would prefer to send a check, please send to our office at 1400 Shattuck Avenue, #14, Berkeley, CA  94709. 

For monthly givers, we would appreciate your considering making these gifts via electronic fund transfers directly from your bank account to ours, as this allows your gift to go farther due to fewer processing fees.  You can set this up through our Accounting Manager by calling our office.  Thank you.


A Message from a Donor -- Why I Give to ChI

"You may not know it, but it is organizations like The Chaplaincy Institute that will be in high demand in the near future. While the world appears to be "coming undone," and things will probably get worse before they get better, this will ultimately trigger a wave of aspiration for the "higher human potential" that many have had contact with. As Sri Aurobindo states in the first sentence of his book The Mother, "There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavor, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a Supreme Grace that answers from above." This is a spiritual law of the universe, just as dependable as the physical laws we know of. But, in this case the aspiration will be on the collective scale, and therefore, the response will also be on the collective scale.  This descent of Grace or cosmic energy will awaken millions who will then turn to institutions like yours that offer a universal vision of spirituality and truth.  This is why I support ChI."

David Mitchell, President, Divine Mission, Reno, Nevada

A Special Message from our Founder, Rev. Gina Rose Halpern:


"The work of this school – the lives and the personal growth experienced by each and every student it touches – multiplies. I hold much hope for the wonderful unfolding and continual evolution of The Chaplaincy Institute – all for the greater good that ChI provides to the world.

Thank you and bless you for your efforts to ensure that our vital and good work continues. Your support adds to the blessings that are possible and so needed in our world today. Your gift will empower this seminary to continue to do its good work. Thank you."

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