Making a bequest to the KFA or Oak Grove School provides an important legacy for the future, ensuring the availability of Krishnamurti’s work for generations to come. Donors who can provide for the KFA this way become members of our Legacy Circle.
Naming the KFA or Oak Grove School in Your Will
In making a bequest through your will or other testamentary document, you may wish to specify either the KFA or Oak Grove School or designate your gift to one of the KFA’s core projects, such as digitization, the Complete Teachings project, or internet dissemination.
The KFA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and that designation includes Oak Grove School. Our federal tax exemption number is 23-7018406 and donations are deductible to the extent of the law. General gifts for the benefit of KFA or Oak Grove School may be made as follows:
“I give two hundred thousand dollars to the Krishnamurti Foundation of America (or Oak Grove School), a 501c3 nonprofit organization.”
This is a general, unrestricted gift, and the use of the funds will be up to the board of trustees of the KFA.
1) Giving to a Specific KFA Project or Activity
You may wish to make a bequest to a specific department or major program of the KFA, such as the KFA Archives, Krishnamurti Publications of America (a division of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America), Oak Grove School, the Krishnamurti Retreat, The Complete Teachings Project of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. For example:
“I leave fifty thousand dollars to the KFA Archives, a project of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.”
2) Specific Requests
You may wish to designate a more specific use for your bequest, such as for “digitization of Krishnamurti’s teachings” or “to provide scholarship funds for students attending Oak Grove School.” In general, the KFA will certainly undertake to honor such designations. However, the board of trustees reserves the right to make the final decision as to how such funds will be allocated, dependent on whether the project has met its financial goals and support is needed elsewhere. In every case, you should consult with your own counsel and/or tax advisor for advice related to your specific circumstances.
If you have specific questions about this, please contact the KFA Development Department.