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Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organization with four major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. The foundation also engages in international disaster relief, bone marrow donation, community volunteerism, and environmental protection.  “Tzu Chi” means “compassion and relief.”

 

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966 by Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen with 30 donors. Currently, the foundation has nearly 10 million volunteers and donors in 50 countries, and has provided relief in 70 countries. In 1984, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in the U.S. registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in California. In 1989, the first office in the U.S. was established in Alhambra, California. There are now more than 80 offices and facilities in the U.S. with over 100,000 volunteers and donors working to make a difference in their local communities.

 

For more information about the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, please visit our website: http://www.us.tzuchi.org/us/en/

Abbreviation: 
Tzu-Chi

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