Why Donate?

For more than 30 years, Young Jains of America (YJA) has created a space for 10,000+ members to learn about Jain values and practices and apply them in their daily lives. Every year, YJA engages its members, ages 14-29, through hundreds of educational, service, and social events.

COVID-19 has brought unique challenges to YJA and pushed us to adapt our reach and vision. Despite the impacts of the pandemic, our organization has been able to progress with full force, most recently launching our Aneka Podcast, Younger Minds publication, and virtual retreats with over 500 youth in attendance.

Your contributions will directly build the next generation of Jain leaders in North America. Please consider supporting YJA once again this Giving Tuesday to empower our organization with the means to continue building for tomorrow, today.

YJA, under the umbrella of JAINA, is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 54-1280028).
Ways to Contribute

Become a YJA Sustainer through a monthly donation pledge!

Become a YJA Sustainer through a monthly donation pledge!

Goal Tracker

Help us meet our target

$1801 out of $4000 raised!

Every dollar counts! This Giving Tuesday, please help us reach our goal and continue spreading the #yjalove!


YJA is an entity of Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), which is exempt from federal income taxation under IRC 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the law. After making a gift, you will be provided with an invoice. Please consult a tax advisor with any questions.

To learn more about our work in fostering a strong Jain youth community, please visit the Mission and Vision section of our website.

100% of your donation goes towards supporting our numerous initiatives and events to further Jain principles and values. Some of these include the Regional Retreats, YJA Pathshala, seva events, Young Minds publication, and lots more. Gifts made for our biennial Convention are used strictly for that purpose.

The preferred method of donation is credit card through our online portal, but we accept donations through check as well. Creating a recurring gift is one of the strongest ways to support YJA. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions!

Gifts of all shapes and sizes are welcome! To make an in-kind donation, please reach out to [email protected] to receive more information.

By Mail

If you’d like to make a donation by check, please make the check payable to “Federation of Jain Associations in North America” and mail it to:

Young Jains of America
c/o Aagam Shah
18943 Vickie Avenue Apt 4
Cerritos, CA 90703

YJA, under the umbrella of JAINA, is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 54-1280028).