Support The Assisi Institute

Your gifts help advance the mission of The Assisi Institute.

We, at The Assisi Institute, are committed to finding the resources to support our mission. Through generous giving we are able to keep “Expanding the Vision” and capacity to reach more people. We reach people in person through our services, classes and retreats, and we also reach people in various other ways, including virtually through electronic media. Your financial support assists us in increasing opportunities for individual faith development.

The Assisi Institute is not a church. We are a spiritual community where persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds come seeking peace and most often seeking to develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. Often adhering to their own faith traditions, people are assisted on their faith journeys through our offerings of meditation services, retreats and classes. Very often people tell us that The Assisi Institute provides the ground for their developing a deeper understanding of their own faith.

The Assisi Institute is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the Greater Rochester community and beyond. Some who come to us have limited resources, and pledges cover only about one third of our operating expenses and program costs.
With an emphasis on stewardship, we are in the beginning stages of a comprehensive development effort to help sustain and advance The Assisi Institute now and into the future.

You can support the work of The Assisi Institute in a number of ways:


Pledging to our Annual Fund helps support our day-to-day operations in a sustained and ongoing way. Your support is essential – no matter the amount. Be a supporting member and pledge today! To pledge, please visit our Pledge page.

Below are some ideas on other ways you can invest in our mission:

Capital Projects

Building and Grounds Improvements

Window replacement; Parking lot repaving and re-striping; Website development and maintenance; Computer technology and telephone system upgrades; Library and Resource room repairs; Carpet replacement

Path of Peace Garden

Development of a permanent meditation garden and path on our grounds. A prayerful and enduring statement of peace and solidarity.

Planned Giving

Planned Gifts will play an important part in our Development Plan. Planned Giving is a thoughtful and significant  way to help others advance on their spiritual journeys. Please let us know if you have already included or are considering The Assisi Institute in your estate plans by contacting Nancy Merritt, our Development Director (See Nancy’s contact information below).

One-time Donations

If you wish to make a one-time donation, please click the PayPal button below. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information, please contact:
Purnima Walker
Administrative Director
The Assisi Institute
1400 North Winton Rd.
Rochester, New York 14609
(585) 473-8731