Professional Development:  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority for the Tibetan community in exile. In 2013 alone, TTF supported 52 Tibetans in their pursuit of higher education. Funding in this area, which is facilitated and overseen by TTF, amounts to roughly $530,000 annually. Since 1988, TTF has provided scholarships to over 400 Tibetan students pursuing higher studies in the US.

Sponsorships:  In 2013, over $180,000 was provided in funding to 33 educational institutions in exile, including refugee schools and monasteries. Over the past 15 years, TTF has granted over $4 million in aid to educational institutions serving the exile community.

Tibetan Education Project: TTF has worked diligently to strengthen the educational system within the Tibetan exile community, partnering on programs such as the CTA’s Tibetan Education Project. This project works to improve the quality of educational opportunities for students at Tibetan schools, increase student access to higher education and professional degree programs and strengthen the management and development of the Tibetan educational system. In 2013, the Tibetan Education Project received $1 million in funding. 

Protection and Improved Health and Livelihoods: TTF has overseen and implemented countless programs for vulnerable Tibetan refugees living in the 54 settlements in India and Nepal. Programs in health care, sanitation, economic development, among others, received a total of $2,539,248 in funding last year.

With the aid of The Tibet Fund, our people have built schools and homes for the elderly and other refugees in the settlements. The Tibet Fund has also enabled us to create programs essential to the preservation of our cultural heritage, the very seed of our civilization.”

– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Dear Friends,                                                     

         TASHI DELEK!

We are fast approaching the holiday season, a time of sharing and reflection for you and your family. In the spirit of the holidays, we would like to send warm wishes to you and yours and thank you for your past kindness and generosity. We hope you will think of us during this holiday season and continue to support us and the vital work of sustaining the Tibetan community.

It is The Tibet Fund’s mission to ensure that Tibetan culture and identity remain a vibrant part of our global heritage. The Tibet Fund continues to strive to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugees living in settlements across India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Although we have made great strides in improving the quality of life for many refugees, challenges persist. Every year, more Tibetans are forced into exile, and every year the need for assistance becomes greater. Our success, and the present and future wellbeing of the Tibetan exile community, largely depends on your continued generosity and support.  

For many, holiday gifts are an opportunity to show appreciation and compassion for loved ones. In that spirit, we ask that you consider giving a gift of any amount to enable us to continue assisting Tibetan refugees.

As always, we remain extremely grateful for your support. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, your gifts are tax-deductible. For more information, please call us at 212-213-5011. We would also be happy to provide a copy of our annual report upon request.

MAKE YOUR DONATION NOW: Click here to support The Tibet Fund now.

Friends of The Tibet Fund:  A Sustaining Partner

We invite you to join “Friends of The Tibet Fund” and become a part of our organization. The Tibet Fund supports the Tibetan community in exile, located primarily in India and Nepal, with its programs and services. As one of the “Friends of The Tibet Fund” your ongoing contributions will help to provide a sustainable future to those we serve.  You could also become a Sustaining Partner of the Tibet Fund or a Leadership Donor.


The Tibet Fund is seeking to raise $250,000 to fully fund the Professional Scholarship Program.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority of the exile community. He has said that the future of the Tibetan people depends upon well-educated community leaders who safeguard the traditional values of Tibet while integrating the knowledge and skills to be gained in modern education. It is with this in mind that the Tibet Fund began the PSP in 2009.

The Professional Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Tibetan refugee students living in India, Nepal and Bhutan, who are working towards professional degrees in the fields of healthcare, engineering, science and community development. The goal of the program is to enhance the human resources present within the Tibetan exile community. By helping young Tibetans to pursue professional degrees and serve their community, the program hopes to significantly impact the Tibetan people’s welfare and long-term sustainability. The PSP will enable the Tibetan community in exile to become more self-sufficient and will contribute to the overall cohesiveness of the settlements, thereby contributing to the survival of Tibetan culture and identity.

The Tibet Fund currently has $200,000 earmarked for the Professional Scholarship Program, which would be exhausted in five years without additional support.

In order to raise additional funds for the program, The Tibet Fund hopes to invest its current funds into an Indian time deposit Rupee account in Dharamsala, where the current interest rate stands at roughly 9.25%. If this account held $400,000, the yearly interest from the combined funds would be enough to pay for the scholarship of 40 professional students per year. This would allow 400 students to complete their professional education in the next ten years without drawing money from the principle amount held in the account. Thus, with help from donors and the community, we are aiming to raise $250,000 in order to continue the work of the PSP for the next ten years. Click here to find out more…

Mario Cantone, comedian, screenwriter, star of Broadway, The View and Sex in the City, lends his time, friendship and star power to The Tibet Fund to help raise funds for our Professional Scholarship Program.

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Thank you Mario!

Tibetan music sampled from Tenzin Choegyal’s latest new song Om Ma Ni Phad May Hum.  Go to www.tenzinchoegyal.com to hear more.

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