Tibetan Healing Fund (THF) is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization established to improve primary healthcare and education for rural Tibetan women and children in the Tibetan regions of P.R. China. THF was created in response to the needs expressed by Tibetan communities in P.R. China and the vision of Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, a Tibetan medical doctor and Buddhist Monk.
THF projects are designed to meet the acute needs of the community and provide for long-term sustainability using transparent and participatory methods while incorporating local and traditional knowledge. All projects needs are initiated by the Tibetan communities. THF’s priority is to assist the most disadvantaged Tibetan communities, which lack or have limited access to health care, education and technical skills and training.
THF is unique in many ways; it was founded by a dedicated Tibetan Buddhist monk and who is well educated in both Tibetan education and the western education system. The organization is governed and managed by a Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers based throughout the United States.
THF US office is located in Seattle with fundraising branch divisions in Dallas, Charlottesville and Los Angeles. THF has an exceptional group of volunteers and advisors based in Tso-Ngon Province (Ch: Qinghai) of experienced and well educated local Tibetans. Our partnerships include many local organizations, such as Tibetan university, Tibetan hospitals, local schools, Tibetan villages, and local education and health bureaus.
Since 2001, THF project sites have been located mainly in Tso-Ngon Province also formerly known as Amdo (Ch: Qinghai); in 2006, THF expanded to other Tibetan regions of Kham and U-Tsang also known as Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan Provinces and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR). Projects are located in rural and nomadic regions. Communities in these areas are mainly pastoral; farming and herding livestock drive the economy.
Through generous support, donations and the efforts of our work teams in Tibet and the US, we are producing exciting and tangible results in education and health care for rural Tibetans in the Tibetans regions of Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang.
On behalf of Tibetan Healing Fund, we offer sincere thanks and gratitude to the many people who support us in providing hope, financial donations and resources to Tibetans.