We Are Building American Buddhism


Since 2003, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism has provided more than $6 million in both small and large grants to over 100 U.S.-based non-profit organizations whose programs support the teaching of Buddhism in America. The Foundation continues to expand its grant-giving activities as well as its support of the availability of teaching materials created by its founder, Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz.

Policy on Accepting Donations

The Foundation is pleased to accept all donations of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. All other donations in whatever form are subject to approval in advance of acceptance by the Foundation's board of directors. Donations may be sent to our contact address below or you may donate via PayPal by selecting a donation category. 

Please consider donating to the Lenz Foundation General Fund.  Your donation is applied directly to support the wide range of worthy programs conducted by American Buddhist groups.  For more information, see Grant Activity.  

In honor of Norm, a special Norman Marcus Lenz Foundation Memorial Grant has been created. All funds collected during the month of May will be used to fund a special grant program in Norm's name with the guidance and advice of Norm's wife Linda. All funds raised will be matched by the Foundation to honor Norm's memory and to thank him for his 20 years of faithful service to the Foundation and the community he served with love.

Donation Category:

 Lenz Foundation Grant Partner and General Fund
 Norman Marcus Lenz Foundation Memorial Grant

Donation Amount:

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Donations by check to the Lenz Foundation for any of the three categories of donation save us the 2% PayPal fee. Please indicate the category and send checks to:

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Thank you for your generous donation!