The BCA Social Welfare Fund was established to aid those suffering from deprivations of basic human needs. During this year, the Fund has helped to defray shipping costs for medical supplies to Laos, supported the Bodhicitta Foundation’s community center, helped the Midwest Buddhist Temple with a bag lunch program for children in need, helped a homeless women’s shelter replace a broken freezer, helped support victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires, and will be sending funds to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to aid the Rohingya refugees.

Money from the BCA member assessment does not support the Social Welfare Fund; the Social Welfare Fund is a result of the compassionate dana of BCA members and Friends. Donations to support the Fund may be made through the BCA website.

Applications for funding for the next review cycle are due to the BCA by April 1, 2018. Please get the word out.

Together we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of many.

You may donate now to the BCA Social Welfare Fund. 

Download the printable donation form here

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the BCA at or calling 415-776-5600.