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Tibet House U.S.
22 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011
Tel (212) 807-0563, Fax (212) 807-0565

Tibet House New York is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of the earth. It aims to present to the West, Tibet’s ancient traditions of art and culture by means of creating a permanent Cultural Center, with Gallery, Library, and Archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. It has a board of Trustees and administrative staff that run its various programs and a newsletter.

The Tibet Fund
241 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016
Tel 212-213-5011 Fax 212-213-1219

Tibet Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening the Tibetan communities, both inside Tibet and in exile, through programs in health, education, and economic and community development. The Tibet Fund was founded in 1981 with the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The programs of the Fund include Rehabilitation of Tibetan refugees, education, health care and cultural preservation for Tibetans in India and Nepal. It plans to branch out some of its activities in Tibet.

The Office of Tibet
241 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016
Te: (212) 213-5010, Fax (212) 779-9245

The Office of Tibet in New York, is the official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-In-Exile to the Americas. The office was established in 1964 with a mission of representing the Tibetan Government-In-Exile in the Americas while providing services for the Tibetan community in the Americas in order to preserve the unique culture and spiritual heritage of Tibet and to assist Tibetans in their struggle as refugees. The Office provides Tibetans in the Americas with an agency of referral for obtaining proper documents for visas, extension of travel documents, etc. The Office of Tibet also maintains a video and visual library for lending and archival purposes and works to preserve and promote the Tibetan language, culture, art and music by disseminating information on Tibetan cultural institutions, Dharma Centers, Tibetan Associations, and Tibet Support Groups. Full time staff run the Office of Tibet.

U.S. Tibet Committee
241 East 32nd Street NYC 10016
Tel 212 481 3569, Fax 212 779 9245

Since 1977, the U.S. Tibet Committee (USTC) has worked to further the Tibetan people’s nonviolent struggle to restore independence to Tibet. At the grass roots level, USTCs commitment is to educate Americans on the occupation of Tibet, and to mobilize them into action against this injustice.

New York Tibetan Alliance (NYTA)
17 Battery Place, 9th Floor, New York , NY 10004
Tel: 212-898-4134, Fax :212-425-7240
Hours: M-F 9-5.

Charges: Nominal fees for translation and interpretation.
Services: Provides social services for the Tibetan community in translation, interpretation, and referrals for education, health insurance, asylum, etc.
Languages: Tibetan
Target Groups(Ethnic): Tibetans,
Target Groups (By need): Refugees / Entrants / Asylees

Regional Tibetan Youth Congress
(TYC) of New York and New Jersey

Contact: Kunga Thinley, President
66-40, 108 St. # 4B Forest Hill, NY 11375
Tel: 917.488.6700

The Regional TYC is a branch of the TYC which is a worldwide organization of Tibetans united in a common struggle for the restoration of complete independence for the whole of Tibet, which includes the three provinces of U-Tsang, Do-toe, and Do-med. An independent organization, with a written constitution and its own plans and programmes, TYC has emerged as the largest and most active non-governmental organization of Tibetans in exile. It has more than 20,000 members worldwide.


  • To dedicate oneself to the task of serving one’s country and people under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Spiritual and Temporal Ruler of Tibet.
  • To work for the preservation and promotion of religion and Tibets unique culture and traditions.
  • To struggle for the total independence of Tibet even at the cost of one’s life.

TYC also organizes cultural exhibitions and festivals to create awareness among the people of the world of Tibet’s culture.

Social & Educational: TYC engages in a wide variety of activities aimed at helping those in need and alleviating some of the most urgent social and educational problems. Membership in TYC is open to any Tibetan who subscribes to the aims and objectives of the organisation. TYC is funded through the membership and voluntary donations from the public.

All regional branches organize fetes, cultural shows and other fund-raising activities. From this a contribution is made to Centrex to maintain the TYC head office. But the main source of income continues to be the voluntarycontributions made by the public.

Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey
P.O. Box # 1748 NewYork City, NY 10156-1748
President Mr.Tashi Lhadhar

Founded in 1979 under the auspices of the Office of Tibet, the TCNY& NJ is the oldest and largest community organization serving Tibetans in North America. The Board of Directors is composed of men and women from the Tibetan community who are devoted to furthering the Tibetan cause. The Tibetan community democratically elects the board every two years, thereby ensuring that the TCNY& NJ continues to flourish. The Tibetan Community runs a Tibetan Cultural and Language School, assists in making referrals to Social Services and organizes cultural activities.

The Tibetan Womens Association (TWA)

The New York TWA is a branch of the Tibetan Women’s Association which was originally founded on March 12, 1959 in Tibet with aims to create public awareness of the abuse faced by Tibetans in Chinese occupied Tibet and to empower women socially, economically and politically. Through community education and publications TWA preserves and promotes the distinct religion, culture and identity of the Tibetan people. In 1984 the Tibetan Womens Association held its first General Conference in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. Representatives attended it from 12 TWA branches across India. Today, the number of branches has grown to 44 worldwide.

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT)
602 E. 14th St., 2nd Floor New York, NY 10009 USA
Tel 212.358.0071 Fax 212.358.1771

SFT has 4 full-time staff in New York headquarters. Weekdays 9:30am to 7pm, weekend hours vary. SFT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization worldwide chapterbased network of students and young people. The New York office is the international headquarters. Students for a Free Tibet works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. SFT is a chapter-based network of students and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans fundamental right to political freedom. SFT’s role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice. SFT provides training and education, campaign materials and information, and hands-on assistance and advice for people fighting for Tibetan independence. SFT wages strategic campaigns to free Tibetan political prisoners, deprive the Chinese government of the money it needs to exploit and control Tibet, and lobby governments around the world to press the Chinese government for Tibetan independence. SFT also provides youth leadership training for young Tibetans and their supporters. Through leadership training, SFT seeks to strengthen the Tibet movement by creating confident leaders with skills in grassroots organizing, media, campaign strategy and nonviolent direct action. The annual Free Tibet! Action Camp, a primary part of SFTs leadership training program Registration fee for Action Camp: $100 Primarily English but there are many Tibetan speakers throughout SFT.

Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library
132 Perry St., #2B New York, NY 10014
Phone No: 212-367-8490 Fax: 212-367-8479

The Library is a part of the Trace Foundation. It is a non profit. Membership is not required. It remains open to public Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturday 11 am-6 pm. Latse Library is a forum of open inquiry for all audiences interested in Tibetan culture. The library conducts programs and makes available a unique collection of up-to-date texts, multimedia and other research materials in relevant languages that represent the extent and character of Tibetan cultural diversity. It is an active center of modern Tibetan cultural studies and provides a forum for meaningful interaction, learning and the exchange of ideas. Latse assists those with interests in the humanities, arts, and sciences in order to promote a deeper understanding and wider appreciation of Tibetan culture and its contribution to the world’s cultural heritage.