Please accept my humble pranama. All glories to Srila Gurudeva. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
For nearly twenty years now, the English branch of Srila Gurudeva’s publishing house, Gaudiya Vedanta Publications (GVP, Inc.), has been translating his Hindi books and lectures and presenting his English lectures. Many of his disciples and followers have expressed that they would like to better understand how GVP functions, since Srila Gurudeva repeatedly stated that the publishing and distribution of his books was most dear to him.
In an attempt to share information about GVP, we are presenting an executive summary of GVP’s financial records starting from years 2012 and 2013. Gaudiya Vedanta Publications (GVP. Inc.) is a non-profit organization. It is the exclusive licensee of the English intellectual property of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja (Srila Gurudeva’s) and the international licensor for translations of his written works.
When Srila Gurudeva was physically with us, he financed all publications though the donations he received. Currently, the publishing of Srila Gurudeva’s books continues with the support of a handful of devotees who donate to GVP’s Endowment Fund or toward general expenses.
We hope this report successfully conveys GVP’s financial status, which we are making public to achieve full financial transparency. Details can be found in the charts, bar graphs and pie graphs below. We are happy to answer any question you may have.
Yours in the service of Hari, Guru, and Vaisnavas,
Vishwambhara dasa, Board Member and Treasurer