The Himalayan Children's Fund (HCF), was established in 1987 at the request of Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. Mr. Richard Krivicher put the plans together and filed all the necessary papers to establish the HCF as a nonprofit, tax exempt organization both federally and within the state of California. The fund was established but not active, and in 1989 Thrangu Rinpoche asked Ms. Debra Ann Robinson to take charge of developing the fundraising program. In 1999, the responsibility of directing the fund was passed on to Jane Lawless in Hancock, Maine.
In December of 2004 Debra Ann Robinson resumed the position of Director.
The Himalayan Children's Fund is a United States based nonprofit, 501(c)(3), which functions as a fundraising organization for the "people" aspect of Thrangu Rinpoche's charitable activities. The money we raise is currently used to provide food, clothing, simple medical care, and education to the poor children of the Himalayan region. We receive and distribute funds for all of Rinpoche's projects, the monasteries, the abbey, the schools, the free clinics, retreat centers and monastic colleges in Nepal, India and Tibet.
We have an Annual Fund which receives and distributes general and sponsorship donations on a yearly basis and an Endowment Fund which we hope to grow large enough to be able to create a source of funds to sustain these projects in the future. There are several ways in which you can be involved with these fundraising activities. Please browse through the links on our main page..
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