The Tibet Fund

The Tibet Fund's mission is to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care and community and economic development programs serving more than 140,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to orphanages, eye care and other health programs and educational projects that aid impoverished and marginalized Ti...

The Tibet Fund
241 East 32 Street
New York, NY 10016
United States
212 231-5011
http://www.tibetfund.org

President

Rinchen Dharlo

Management Team

Rhianna Murphy, Jessica Cox, Rinchen Dharlo, President null, Bob Ankersen, Vice President, Director of Development, Director of Finance and Adminstration

Board of Directors

Mickey Lemle, Rinchen Dharlo, Jessica Brackman, Rhianna Murphy, Jessica Cox, Susan Holgate, Geoffrey Menin, Tom Sargent, Elizabeth Lindsey, Jane Wells, Rinchen Dharlo, President null, Bob Ankersen, Vice President, Director of Development, Director of Finance and Adminstration

Mission

The Tibet Fund's mission is to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care and community and economic development programs serving more than 140,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to orphanages, eye care and other health programs and educational projects that aid impoverished and marginalized Tibetans.

Programs

For the last 25 years we oversee the Tibetan Professional Scholarship program and Sponsorship of Monks and Nuns, Education programs for children in Tibet, Nepal and India. We also provide environmental and employment support as needed: for example solar lighting and waste management for schools and training in organic farming with the view of providing sustainability for the Tibetan refugee comunity. we also provide emergency relief, for example raising money for people in Tibet following the 2012 earthquake in China. We also manage the Humanitarian Assistance Grant for Tibetans. This grant funds health care and education programs and supports reception centers in Kathmandu, Delhi and Dharamsala for the approximately 3,000 new refugees who come from Tibet each year. In 1988, the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs began supporting the Tibetan Scholarship Program, which brings Tibetan refugees to the United States for graduate-level studies. In 1994, The Tibet Fund initiated a program to address the unmet medical, educational and economic needs of Tibetans in Tibet. In 1998, the U.S. State Department's Office of Citizen Exchanges began funding the Ngawang Choephel Fellowship program, which enables The Tibet Fund to bring scholars and professionals from Tibet for educational and cultural exchange, and to develop educational programs in Tibet. The Tibet Fund supports eye-care programs and several orphanages in Tibet and has established a Higher Education Scholarship Program for college-bound Tibetans.

Statistics on The Tibet Fund

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $4,500,000
  • Other funding sources: Inidividuals, private foundations, USAID, special events, Combined Federal Campaign, Network for Good, EBAY
  • Religious Affiliation: none