Clinic and prayer flags Tibet (in case you thought we were elsewhere!) The Crew! Building the kitchen

Surmang Foundation

Org #943
Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified
year founded
raised on GlobalGiving
years fundraising
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars


We work in a place that is 97% ethnic Khampa Tibetan. Our mission is to promote health among the ultra-poor, those who earn less that US 15/day, in remote Qinghai Province, China. With few roads, cars or electricity, creating access to services is a high priority. Creating access to quality care is our aim. Our goal is to create greater access to free quality health care and earlier intervention, focused on mother and child health.The main problem is to empower women and girls. Our primary goal is to overcome world-record high maternal and infant mortality/morbidity. The downstream effects of healthy moms and babies impact Tibetan culture, more strongly than re-introducing wolves has resto... read more

Projects (1)

Health Care in Tibet /Yushu
China / Gender Equality
Project Leaders
Lee Weingrad
Lee Weingrad
Suzanne Smith
Suzanne Smith
Juliet B Carpenter, Dawn Factor, Ralph Allen, Phuntsok Dongdrup, Edward Sun, Lee M Weingrad, Janis Tse yong-jee, Sonam Drogha, Scott Kronick, Songdrup Tsering, Mikko Lan, Suzanne Smith, Lyle Weinstein, Wenjing Wang, Dinesh Mistry
Organization Information
5963 Brandywine Ct
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
Organization Information
5963 Brandywine Ct
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Jan 31, 2022
Lovers In a Dangerous Time
2021 in East Tibet. “When can we visit Surmang?” again and again I was asked by our patrons in Beijing. 2021 was hardly the year in which I could give an optimistic answer. Everything in...
Oct 4, 2021
Return to the Future
My daughter iana, was born about 3 months premature, 26 years ago. My wife, Wenjing, had placenta previa and fibroid mayomas , uterine tumors that, as if the prematurity weren’t enough, were...
Jun 7, 2021
All Aboard for Zeldadot!
We have, since 1988 tried to answer the question: if all life on earth were under threat, and we could through mass interstellar transport, save a significant number of earthlings, who would we...
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.