The Bridge Fund is a not-for-profit, non-governmental development organization inspired and guided by Tibetans.
The Bridge Fund (TBF) works to improve the lives of Tibetans in Western China through locally driven, integrated development programs and overarching initiatives. TBF programs support education, healthcare, cultural sustainability, environmental protection and business development, serving as a bridge linking technical, financial and other advisory resources to Tibetan communities.
TBF programs are carried out primarily with Tibetan nomads, emphasizing the inclusion of Tibetan women, in the Tibet Autonomous Region and in Tibetan autonomous areas of Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan and Gansu Provinces. TBF programs are managed by Tibetan staff and partners in the field. TBF operates in some of the most remote places on the Tibetan Plateau, and the mean altitude of project sites is 4,000 metres (14,000 feet).
The Bridge Fund also supports advanced training, education and business development initiatives for Tibetans in urban centers, including Lhasa, Chengdu and Beijing.