Below is the procedure for making a donation to Clear Sky Meditation and Study Centre in US Funds and receive a tax-receipt.
General information regarding amount: Tides Foundation/ Tides Canada offers a receipt to those with US sourced income for a payment of 1,000 dollars or greater when it is processed through their U.S. affiliate in San Francisco, California. There is a 3% fee taken by Tides in order to process the payment and have it sent to Clear Sky.
How to proceed:
Use the standard letter – click here (coming soon) to download
The letter is addressed to the Tides Foundation contact:
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
PO Box 29903, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-0903, USA
It is important to include the purpose of the donation, for example, towards the mortgage, the teacher’s residence etc
- Along with the form letter addressed to Darlene Currie, include a check in US Dollars for the amount of the donation taking into account that Tides will receive 3% of the amount given as a processing fee.
- If one sends 1,000 USD Clear Sky will receive the amount sent minus 3% or the equivalent of about 970 USD. If the intention was to donate a clear 1,000 dollars to Clear Sky, then $1,030 USD would be the amount to send.
- Personal checks are fine. While it says Tides will take 1.5% it is actually 3%. (This is the sum of Tides Foundation in the U.S. and Tides Canada.)
- The receipt arrived around one and a half or two months after the check was sent to Tides Foundation in the U.S.