Join & Support

Donate Online / By Check

Your donation helps to maintain and operate our beautiful temple. Please visit our Guide to Financial Giving page for additional information. You can also visit our Temple history and Legacy Garden pages to find out more about MBT’s history and the story of our Japanese temple garden. All donations will receive a charitable donation letter at the email address or mailing address you provide.

If you have any questions about donating to our temple, you can email us at or call 312.943.7801. We thank you for your generosity.


Donate Online

Click the “Donate” button to start your online donation process. You will be transferred to a secure PayPal website where you will enter the following information.

  1. The amount you wish to donate
  2. The purpose of your donation – it is very important that we know where to direct your donation (see the list below for categories of donations)
  3. Your credit card and contact information (remember you will be using a secure PayPal website)

Upon completion you will receive a verification of your donation from PayPal (via email) followed by a letter from MBT acknowledging your kind gift.



Donate by Check

Please make your check payable to Midwest Buddhist Temple and mail to:

    Midwest Buddhist Temple
    435 W. Menomonee St.
    Chicago, IL 60614

Remember to let us know the purpose of your donation and your contact information so we can send you a letter acknowledging your kind gift.


Some Categories for Donations

  • Annual Pledge for Membership
  • Memorial (remember to provide the name of your loved one)
  • A particular Buddhist Holiday
  • MBT Legacy Garden (maintenance)
  • Nokotsudo (maintaining the columbarium)
  • Eitaikyo (maintaining the altar)
  • Flowers (for the altar)
  • Dharma School (for educational programs)
  • Library (maintaining the lending library)
  • Bulletin (supporting the monthly newsletter)
  • The Kono Fund (for Buddhist ministerial education)