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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

The Tibet Fund

Helping Tibetans improve their lives

four stars

96.66

241 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 213-5011   Web Site
EIN: 13-3115145

Board Leadership
Michael Lemle
Chairman

CEO
Lobsang Nyandak
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Tibet Fund's mission is to preserve the distinct cultural identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care, and community and economic development programs serving hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to education, emergency relief, healthcare, and social enterprise programs that aid impoverished and marginalized Tibetans. The Tibet Fund also administers sponsorship programs for individual support of Tibetan children, monks, nuns, and elders.

The Tibet Fund's mission is to preserve the distinct cultural identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care, and community and economic development programs serving hundreds of thousands of Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to education, emergency relief, healthcare, and social enterprise programs that aid impoverished and marginalized Tibetans. The Tibet Fund also administers sponsorship programs for individual support of Tibetan children, monks, nuns, and elders.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of fields trips
3
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 23.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tibet Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tibet Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Tibet Fund (NY) 96.66 four stars
Christian Relief Fund (TX) 96.91 four stars
Children's HopeChest (CO) 90.39 four stars
Mission Without Borders (CA) 85.46 three stars
Kidsave (CA) 86.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,072,179
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $489,978
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,488,674
Total Contributions $10,050,831
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,050,831
   Other Revenue $204,886
TOTAL REVENUE $10,255,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,618,775
   Administrative Expenses $631,415
   Fundraising Expenses $78,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,328,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,073,053
   
Net Assets $6,915,129

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Tibetan Refugee Community Empowerment and Welfare $5,729,270 53.9%
Humanitarian Assistance for Tibetan Refugees $1,953,309 18.4%
Tibetan Scholarship Program $1,221,193 11.5%

Ratings History
The Tibet Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.12 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 97.12 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.88 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.64 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2015 87.27 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.34 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.49 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 91.40 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.61 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 93.58 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 91.74 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.35 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 97.53 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 80.21 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.09 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 79.44 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 99.46 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3115145
Name in IRS Master File TIBET FUND
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,802 0.99% Lobsang Nyandak President
Other Salaries of Note
$84,332 0.74% Rinchen Dharlo President Emeritus

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Tibet Fund (NY) 96.66 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Tibet Fund
241 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 213-5011
fax: (212) 213-1219
EIN: 13-3115145

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Board Leadership

Michael Lemle
Chairman

CEO

Lobsang Nyandak
President

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