Who We Are
We are the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need while creating a better world for all through compassion, love and hope.


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Tzu Chi USA History

Our history in the U.S. began in 1989 in Alhambra, Calif., following a visit from wealthy American businessman Stephen Huang who visited Dharma Master Cheng Yen in Taiwan where he sought personal guidance. The life-changing meeting inspired Huang to become a disciple. He was inspired to bring the mission of Tzu Chi to the U.S., making it the first-ever overseas chapter.

Tzu Chi USA 9 Branches

30 Years of Compassion and Relief

Tzu Chi USA has been delivering relief with compassion and care for over 30 years, serving survivors of disasters and those who fall below the poverty line, providing cash cards, essential supplies, and more while striving to build a better world for all.