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Chinmaya Balavihar Program

Bala Vihar
From birth to 12th Grade,  we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
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Serving the community

From mentoring for English learners to neighborhood cleanup, we take up a leadership role in assisting those in need, in the community that we live in.
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Chinmaya Youth Program

CHYK Program
Our youth program aka Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) dedicated to unleashing the potential of young individuals through vibrant spirituality & service.
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Adult Study Groups

Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
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Chinmaya Swaranjali Group

Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
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Chinmaya Hindi Program

Hindi Curriculum
The Chinmaya Mission Hindi classes are the best sought out classes for the Hindi language in Greater Portland area, offering to all levels of students!
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Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get.
– Swami Chinmayananda

Donating Appreciated Stock is easy!

Giving long-term (owned more than a year), appreciated securities may provide greater benefits to you and Chinmaya Mission Portland!

Thank you for considering a gift of appreciated stock to Chinmaya Mission Portland.


Rohan wants to donate $50,000 to CMP. After comparing the cash versus stock option, he learns that he will have tax savings of $6,000 with a gift of stock.

Donate Cash

Cost = $50,000

Donate Appreciated Stock

Original cost of stock = $10,000
Current value of stock = $50,000
Capital gains tax saving = 15% capital gains rate * $40,000 gain = $6,000 tax savings
Cost after-tax-savings = $44,000 (Note: For capital gains tax savings, the stock must be held by the donor for at least a year prior to donation)

How is the transfer initiated?

Contact your broker for their form or instructions for a DTC or partial transfer. Example with TD Ameritrade partial transfer form is in this link.

PLEASE NOTE the above link is ONLY an example, we can accept stocks from ANY brokerage firm.

You want an electronic transfer, not share certificates. Generally, your broker will need the following information in writing:

* Name of the account holder (i.e. you and perhaps your spouse)
* Your brokerage account number and possibly your Social Security number
* Your contact information (telephone, email)
* Number of shares and symbol of shares to be transferred.
* Where to send the shares (PLEASE be exact and clear):

o Name of the brokerage: TD Ameritrade (Chinmaya Mission Portland’s brokerage)
o Name on the account: Chinmaya Mission Portland
o Account number: 489045518
o DTC Number: 0188

* Your signature.