Shinzen Friendship Garden is an independent 501(c) 3 charitable organization and relies on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to cover the cost of its operations. Your contributions allow us to deliver on our mission to be an exemplary North American Japanese garden and an inspiring cultural destination.

A financial gift is an investment in the future of Shinzen Friendship Garden. What your 100% *tax-deductible dollars help support: Daily garden operations, maintenance and educational programs.  It will also continue to secure the future of this living monument to the cultural diversity of our community and the visitors the Garden welcomes from around the world.


  • Shinzen Friendship Garden Annual Fund

Supports Garden operations, maintenance, landscaping, plantings and educational and cultural programs. As well, as docent programs, Garden tours and restoration and renovation projects.

  • Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen

Supports bonsai area landscape maintenance, security, educational programs, building structures and area operations.

  • Shinzen Endowment Fund

A donation to the Shinzen Friendship Garden Endowment Fund with the Central Valley Community Foundation provides the long-term support, preservations, awareness and development of the Garden. The Endowment accepts general endowment funds as well as funds designated by the donor for restricted use.

  • Tribute

Honor a friend or family member by making a gift in support of Shinzen Friendship Garden to any of the areas of support listed.

What Can the Community Do to Support the Garden?

Tom Bohigian shares his thoughts on what the local community can do to support the garden.

If you would prefer to mail a donation to Shinzen Garden, our mailing address is:

Shinzen Friendship Garden

323 W. Cromwell, Suite 101

Fresno, CA 93711

*The Shinzen Friendship Garden, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID #94-217267). All deductions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor for appropriate tax-deductible amounts.