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.

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30 Years of Compassion and Relief

For 30 years, Tzu Chi, USA has provided relief with compassion and love to those needing it most. From victims of hurricanes, wildfires and flooding to those who fall below the poverty line, our volunteers help provide relief that includes shelter, food, cash cards… and it all comes with our love and compassion with hope to build a better world.