The Bridge Fund is a non-profit, non-political organization inspired and guided by Tibetans.
The Bridge Fund (TBF) is working to improve the lives of Tibetan communities in China through locally driven, integrated development programs and overarching initiatives. The program supports education, healthcare, cultural heritage preservation, environmental conservation and business development. TBF exists to literally bridge resources technical, financial and advisory for Tibetan communities so they can meet their own economic, social, cultural and environmental needs.
TBF’s integrated development projects are focused in nomadic communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures of Golok, Huagnan, Yushu in Qinghai Province, Ganzi and Aba Prefectures in Sichuan Province, Dechen Prefecture in Yunnan Province and Nagchu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region. The programs are managed by a team of highly capable Tibetan staff from TBF field offices in Beijing, Lhasa, Xining and Chengdu. TBF works in some of the most remote and hard to access places on the plateau. The mean altitude in our focal project sites is 4000 metres (14,000 feet).
The Bridge Fund also supports higher level training, education and business development initiatives in Xining, Chengdu, Dartsedo, Lhasa and Beijing and through grant making to local and international organizations.