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.


The Tibetan Year of the Wood Sheep will be held at
February 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Baruch College's William and Anita Conference Center

151 East 25th Street, Room 750, New York City

In honor of Losar - the Tibetan New Year, The Tibet Fund invites you to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Tibetan people with our diverse community of supporters, on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Through immersion in traditional Losar festivities and rites, The Tibet Fund hopes you will gain a deeper understanding of our customs and meaningfully partake in the preservation of Tibet's cultural heritage.

With your participation, the Losar celebration will inspire support for the Tibetan cause and bring together many old friends in celebration.  The evening will include a wide-range of traditional performances by professional Tibetan artists, a talk on Tibetan culture, customary observances of the holiday, and a traditional Tibetan meal.

For information on discounted tickets and availability, Please contact Mrs. Yangzom at: 212-213- 5011 x12 or email at: yangzom@tibetfund.org

Seating is limited.
$150 – per ticket (50% discount on tickets available for select participants, please enquire)
$300 – Benefit Committee member’s contribution (2 guests)
$1000 – Losar Sponsor (4 guests)
$2000 – Losar Patron (5 guests)
$5000 – Co-Chair (8 guests) 

Donation Levels


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.

>view Mario's video<

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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