Funding and Funraising

Donation Pit
Donation Pit
Donation Pit

Donation pit in the center of the lower sanctuary where people can put money as an offering. The round marble stone marks the middle of the Sima boundary.

In 2002, with funding from the Cambodian Buddhist Society and “the generosity and support of the Buddhist Communities in Minnesota and other U.S. states”, according to a sign in front of the temple, construction began on the new, two-story, 50-foot-high, 10,000-square-foot temple that in 2016 serves as the main worship area. 

Almost all projects at the Watt have been funded by donations, mainly from the Cambodian Buddhist community. For example, $1,000,000 is being raised in the sale of 5,000 painted and engraved Buddhas for $200 each to be put permanently in the stupa.

Donor List

A list of donors who donated to the $200 buy a Buddha campaign on the wall which shows all the states that people had donated from including Minnesota, California, and Illinois.