About us

The founders of the non-political, non-profit TibetanAid Foundation are young Tibetans who have established themselves in California, USA. Inspired by the contrast between their current opportunities for personal growth and conditions for those remaining in their homeland, they are determined to improve the quality of life in rural Tibetan communities. With the help of numerous American friends, they organized the TibetanAid Foundation in mid-2004.

Mission and Goals
The TibetanAid Foundation (TAF) supports health care and education in Tibetan communities. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds to establish sustainable health care clinics and to support cultural and educational programs in rural Tibetan communities in Asia.

The TibetanAid Foundation is a non-profit, non-political and tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. TAF is a grassroots humanitarian organization, based in Ojai, CA, USA.

Corporate Governance
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) has adopted governance principles to provide guidelines for the TAF and the Board to implement effective corporate governance practices. The governance principles are summarized below:

Mission of Board of Directors
The Mission of the Board is to promote the long-term health and growth of the Foundation and to set and maintain a standard of ethical behavior. To this end the Board provides the President and staff with strategic guidance and insure that the officers and staff adopt and maintain procedures designed to promote both legal compliance to the laws of the United States, the State of California and the Peoples’ Republic of China with the highest standards of honesty, integrity and ethics.

Board Responsibilities
The Board’s responsibilities include:
– Reviewing and approving the President’s strategic growth plans and operating performance
– Reviewing and approving financial plans, objectives and actions, including capital allocations and expenditures
– Monitoring execution of the Foundation’s plans and objectives
– Appraising the Foundation’s risks and overseeing that appropriate risk management procedures and in place.
– Designing and assessing the effectiveness of its own governance practices and procedures.

Board Organization
The business of the Foundation is managed under the direction of the Board of Directors for the benefit of the general public, the target population(s) in Tibet and the donors who contribute to the TAF. The Board consists of individuals who have evidenced interest and commitment to the TibtanAid Foundation.

Board of Directors:Board of Advisors:
– Tsewnag Dorjee
– Jon Lambert
– Marqui Bury
– Dolkar Tso
– Linda Lambert
– Tulku Orgen Rinpoche
– Karma Lhudup

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