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JAINA Grant Matching List



"We make a living
by what we get,
we make a life
by what we give."





Jai Jinendra,

In May 1981, we embarked on an ambitious mission to create an organization that would preserve Jain values and heritage in North America.  JAINA envisioned establishing strong networks between Jain and non-Jain communities to sustain the Jain way of life for generations to come.


Over the past three decades, JAINA has accomplished this and much more.  We hold biennial conventions, which bring 3,500 to 6,000 Jains together on a regular basis.  We launched Young Jains of America (YJA) and Young Jain professionals (YJP) that are making a difference for thousands of youths and young adults.  We have also provided a number of networking and matrimonial services resulting in countless life partnerships.  


Today, JAINA has become the hallmark of Jain organizations for others to emulate.  The key to our success is attributed to support from donors and professional volunteers like you. We are organizing events in 40+ US states, at the White House in Washington DC, and with the United Nations, to express the Jain values of compassion, nonviolence, love, and peace for all.


The North American Jain community is growing rapidly and because of our educational and professional backgrounds our incomes and wealth have also grown. As our wealth has increased, new challenges arise such as higher income taxes and ultimately estate taxes.

The type of approach would benefit our association much like the large universities, such as Yale and Harvard, where many generous donors have established their foundations and endowment:



Cash and cash equivalents o

Real estate

o Publicly traded securities  o Personal property
Closely held securities    
Life insurance
o Retirement assets  o In-kind gifts and pro bono services



Cash & Cash Equivalent May take a charitable gift deduction for the amount of a charitable gift of cash or cash equivalents.
Life Insurance
Can deduct the premium as donors pay them. Also can deduct the cash value.
An Outright Gift of Appreciated Marketable Securities
A charitable value of the security on the date of the gift provided the owner owned it for more than one year. In addition, a donor does not incur capital gains tax on the transfer  of such securities to JAINA.
A Charitable Lead Trust
The capital value of marketable or income producing assets to remain in the donor’s family. This is a very unique and efficient way of passing the donor’s assets to the next generation.
A Charitable Remainder Trust
A donor retains defined income interest for their lifetime. A large income tax deduction now. The trust can sell appreciated security and at the same time no capital gain tax on the realized gain.
A Bequest
A bequest to JAINA would qualify donor’s estate for an estate tax charitable deduction equal to the entire amount one bequeath.


Donate easily online by going to

Donate by check. Please send your checks to the following address:
JAINA Donation: Att: Gunvant Shah, 12 Ascot Place, North Brunswick, NJ 08902


1) Income tax deduction 6) Capital gain tax elimination
Estate tax reduction/elimination
7) Gift tax reduction/elimination
Generation-skipping tax reduction/elimination
8) Ability to pass on a significant portion of your assets to children / grandchildren
Ability to retain income for your lifetime or provide an income for loved ones
9) Ability to leave a legacy
Ability to share values with the family, children and grandchildren
10) Ability to serve the community

We are confident; we can use the available tax benefits to make charitable gifts cheaper, but will not allow the reduction of these benefits to inhibit the wise use of wealth. Of course, you will have the same tax benefits, whether you donate to JAINA, Jain Centers or any other public charity, such as the Red Cross or Harvard University to name a few.

Please note that almost 100% of your donation dollar will benefit our communities (in North America, India and world).  Our future generation will truly appreciate your generous support.


Prem Jain
JAINA President

Ashok Domadia
First Vice President

Jayesh Shah, MD
VP West
Chair, Fundraising Committee

JAINA Executive Committee
JAINA Fundraising Committee

JAINA cannot give and is not intending to give any legal/tax or accounting advice and we strongly encourage you to consult your own attorney/tax advisor or financial planner for the potential tax benefits if you intend to follow any of the charitable giving options.

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