As a community, our goal is that nobody should be prevented from subscribing to the Society through financial obstacles. That’s why we keep our membership fees modest and why we also created a membership bursary system in 2017, administered by a volunteer international team.
We welcome your donation to our Society Membership Scholarship Program. It will support those who wish to join the Society and whose financial circumstances make it impossible for them to do so.
The Gene Keys ‘First Wave’ Ambassador Program in 2018 is for Society members who are committed to share Gene Keys with others. All Ambassadors have been invited to make a fair financial contribution according to their means, yet global economic inequalities mean that some committed members cannot pay full fees.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, during this first wave, we have been able to offer both Ambassador Scholarships and Country-Indexed discounts on fees. We now invite Ambassador Scholarship donations for the second program, which we anticipate will begin by the end of 2018.
A Society visioning meeting in Findhorn in June 2016 revealed a collective dream of a Gene Keys physical retreat centre. That dream has expanded to embrace a vision of communally held and organised hubs for Gene Keys learning, living and land stewardship.
We invite all who share this dream to hold it in trust and feed it with donations according to your means as we wait to see what will emerge. This is a long-term funding project, intended for the support of Gene Keys retreat centres and community hubs around the world.
International exchange feeds our Gene Keys community and enables it to grow strong global roots. A world gathering is planned in Bulgaria for 2-9th August 2019. We invite immediate donations to support the material costs of festival creation.
Announcing this event with a long lead time gives community members a chance to save for travel costs and festival fees. Nearer the date, we will also launch a travel fund crowdfunder for the special benefit of active community members who already serve our community generously, yet whose financial situation would prevent them from attending the festival.
The ‘Idomeni Project’ is our first outreach as a Gene Keys collective in international service beyond the immediate needs of our community members.
Gene Keys support to refugees has gone through several stages of evolution since we first responded to a call to help refugees flooding into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa early in 2016. Our current partner, the Mobile Info Team provides psycho-social support and asylum advice to refugees stranded in Greece and separated from their families.
Your donation, however small, will directly help refugees in acute need.
Other Ways to Donate
1 While PayPal (via PayPal account or Credit Card) is generally our preferred channel to receive donations, we also recognise that some have difficulties using it. If you have a US bank account, we will be happy to receive your donation by check.
If your preference is to pay by check, please use the Contact Form below to send us your email address and other contact details. Use a subject heading marked ‘Check Donation’ and we will respond to you as quickly as possible with details of how to complete and where to send your check.
2 The Gene Keys Society is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI). ISI is a California Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation established in 1978 – EIN 94-2524840. Enquiries and donations to the Gene Keys Society from other 501c 3 organisations and charitable fund institutions, which require additional verification than ISI’s non-profit registration number, may be sent directly to:
Inquiring Systems Inc.
101 Brookwood Ave.
Santa Rosa CA
tel: +1 (707) 939-3900
If sending to ISI, please clearly label your inquiry and donation as intended for The Gene Keys Society and also include instructions about any specific project which you may wish to support. It will help us to alert ISI and to track your donation if you can also advise us in advance through the Contact Form below of your or your organisation’s intent to donate.
3 During 2018, we are exploring options to create a legacy program, for community members who would like to support the Society in their wills. If you are interested to learn more or have practical advice and suggestions to offer, please contact us through the Contact Form below with a Subject heading marked ‘Legacy Program’
4 We are also currently researching options to establish a future internal Gene Keys Society crowdfunding platform. We will keep Society members informed of our progress.
5 If you would like to donate to Richard Rudd or his publishing company, please contact Gene Keys Publishing Ltd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 For all other questions concerning donations please contact us through the Contact Form below. We will be delighted to hear from you!
7 Whatever form your donation may take, on its receipt in our bank account, we will issue you with a tax letter. US taxpayers are eligible for tax relief and, in some cases, non-US residents may also be able to set their donation against tax. Seek advice from the revenue service in your country of residence or from an accountant.
We thank all in our community and beyond for your abundant generosity! We deeply appreciate your many ways of supporting the Gene Keys Grail.