In the past few months, the Young Buddhist Editorial reached a meaningful financial milestone.
Our organization received our first donations from individuals, in addition to two grants from the Sacramento Buddhist Temple’s Legacy Endowment Fund and the Buddhist Churches of America’s Bishop’s Expansion Fund (facilitated by Bishop Rev. Marvin Harada).
As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of YBE, these generous contributions enable us to focus on our mission to connect young Buddhists, uplift intersectional perspectives on the Dharma and adjacent cultural experiences, and promote social justice in service of our communities.
In true editorial form, by receiving these significant monetary gifts, we have an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a funded Buddhist organization.
With my limited experience in interpreting the Dharma and fundraising, I’ll offer the way I have come to understand what these gifts mean to the Young Buddhist Editorial community.