The Bridge Fund (TBF) of The Philanthropic Collaborative / Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1996.
The Bridge Fund promotes cultural and environmental conservation, humanitarian initiatives, and sustainable business development in Tibetan communities located in China and Tibet, and Tibetan and other communities located in neighboring countries.
Our main program supports Tibetan communities in China. Our vision for every Tibetan living in China, down to the most remote nomad, is inclusion in a thriving community grounded in respect for Tibetan culture and values. We realize this vision by promoting sustainable economic development, excellent opportunities for education, cultural heritage preservation and environmental conservation on the Tibetan Plateau.
While granting priority to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities – particularly Tibetan nomadic and semi-nomadic populations – The Bridge Fund emphasizes self-reliance and promotes the development of regionally based, locally-run institutions, organizations and businesses.