Make a Donation

One is to make a donation. The Chaplaincy Institute is a non-profit organization supported solely by student tuitions and fees and by tax-deductible donations. In order to keep our tuitions as low as possible and make our programs available to the greatest number of students, and in order to provide scholarships and important student financial aid and services to students, your contribution is needed. Please help us continue the tradition of bringing interfaith education and spiritual comfort as blessings to our world. If you choose to make a donation, your gift is fully tax deductible according to the IRS, as no goods or services are provided in exchange for this donation.

To make a financial contribution to The Chaplaincy Institute, click on the “donate” button at right. You will be directed to our PayPal account, where you can process your donation. Alternatively, you can make a donation by check or money order and send it to our office:

The Chaplaincy Institute
941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707


The second way to support ChI is by volunteering your time. We rely heavily on volunteers to assist our very limited paid staff resources to accomplish our good work. There are virtual volunteer opportunities as well as in person to Berkeley, CA opportunities. We are grateful for your skills and talents.


We are looking for the following donations:

  • Outside table and chairs
  • Laptop computers

We gratefully accept in-kind contributions to help manage our overhead costs. The items on this list are things that we use on a regular basis:

  • Credits at Local Print Shops, such as Krishna Copy or Fast Imaging
  • Catering for our next fundraiser, class, graduation, ordination, etc.
  • Frequent Flier miles needed to attend professional conferences in the Interfaith, Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Spiritual Direction communities to raise awareness with potential students, partner.

If you are able to donate or contribute toward the purchase of any of these items, please call us at (510) 843-1422. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Mother Teresa
“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