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Why we need your support 

Most nonprofits depend on charitable contributions: the Ridhwan School relies on them to support and enhance the presence of the Diamond Approach teaching in the world. Student dues and fees cover the majority but not all, of the operational expenses of the school, including operational and maintenance expenses of the California and Colorado centers; general administrative costs such as central accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, planning, legal services and other office expenses; and some administration for groups. However, our commitment to maintaining the affordability of the teaching for as many people as possible means we depend on donor generosity to support these operations as well as new programs and initiatives. 

Please consider making a donation today to suport the sustainability of the School.

If you prefer to focus your gift on a specific project, there are two important initiatives that are presently in need of support:

IT Infastructure Project Fund

The IT Infrastructure Project Fund is already in the process of revamping our website and student portal. For many students—especially those in remote locations unable to attend in-person groups—the website and portal are great supports to the school community and the school resources. 

Supporting the IT Infrastructure Project Fund allows all of us to engage more efficiently with the school’s rich resources and greatly enhances accessibility to the teachings. Among other things, this fund enables: 

  • critical upgrades to keep up with constantly evolving technologies 
  • easier navigation for students to find and access resources they need to participate in their groups 
  • facilitation of outreach and support for the next generation of students 

Buildings Solar Power Fund

Your donation to the Buildings Solar Power Fund supports the installation and maintenance of solar panels for the Berekley and Colorado centers. This project is one of the ways Ridhwan can offset some of the School’s carbon impacts.


To make a gift now, please visit the Friends of Ridhwan donation page, or complete and mail back the Gift Indication Form.


Monthyl Giving

At the request of many students, we have made it easier to give monthly or quarterly online. Please listen to Laurie Chestnut's short video to find out about all the ways in which recurring online giving can benefit both you and the Ridhwan Foundation. 



We are grateful to be part of the Diamond Approach Community with you, and to join you in supporting the School’s capacity to contribute to our individual and collective realization.


With appreciation,

The Friends of Ridhwan board 

Guus Brackel, Vaishai Chadha, Laurie Chestnut, Claus Friedrich, Rob Gussenhoven, Seth Schapiro and Richard Wallstein.


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