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
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.
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
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
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