Ways to Give

  • Mail — The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Phone — Dr. Tom Powers — (650) 917-4049
  • Fax (650) 948-0640

Joining the Tradition of Giving

The hearts of many are drawn to the encounter with Christ and to the spiritual freedom that are key graces of making the Spiritual Exercises.

El Retiro’s hope is that this ministry of Ignatian prayer will be available to all who seek these graces so we have tried, over the decades, to keep retreat rates affordable and to make financial assistance available to any who need it. Today this means that, on the average, donations from our generous friends subsidize about half the cost of each retreatant’s stay.

Maintaining the historic structures and gracious ambience of The Jesuit Retreat Center is a task without end, as we comply with safety guidelines, keep each of our buildings both comfortable and in good working order, and tend the 38 acres of garden, grounds, and paths.

Providing for the needs of our guests, extending to each a warm welcome, preparing and serving ample and nourishing meals, and making available skilled and caring spiritual directors requires a versatile and committed staff


Thank you

Charitable bequests and other planned gifts have played a major and essential part, year after year, in allowing us to continue the El Retiro tradition. These gifts allow the donor to partner in our ministry.