888 Sponsorship

June 27th, 2017

The annual fall prayer ceremony is upon us and will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Meydenbauer Convention Center.  Living Buddha Lian Sheng will be speaking about the Red Tara deity and we trust that everyone is eager to receive the teaching as well as the empowerment of this deity.  Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation will be coordinating the sponsorship registration this year, so please be sure to send registration details along with USD $888 to Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation’s attention.  As a sponsor, you are not only supporting the ceremony but also the charitable mission of Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation.  We welcome everyone’s participation!  To register, please visit the 888 web page here.  See you all very soon.

2016 Grant Presentation Video

August 28th, 2016

Founder’s Items Auction: Aug. 26, 2016

August 16th, 2016

On Friday, August 26th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in front of SYL Foundation’s temple office, numerous rare items from Living Buddha Lian Sheng’s personal collection will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit SYL Foundation’s mission to advance quality health and education for all.

Sept. 12, 2015 Grant Presentation Video

September 18th, 2015

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards over $316,000 in Grants to Seattle-Area Nonprofit Organizations, Lotus Scholars and Nepal Earthquake Recovery

September 16th, 2015

SYLF 2015 Grant Recipients & Lotus ScholarsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bellevue, WA – Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on September 12, 2015 at Lynnwood Convention Center attended by about 3,000 people, including leaders in the Asian American community and local government officials. This year, SYL Foundation will be distributing over $316,000 in grant funds to 12 nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education, 13 Lotus Scholarship students as well as earthquake disaster recovery projects in Nepal.

The eight recipients of education grants are Arts Corps, Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), College Access Now, Denise Louie Education Center, LifeSpring, Seattle Education Access, Sound Childcare Solutions’ Hoa Mai Bilingual Center and Vietnamese Friendship Association. The grants fund programs focused on early childhood education, dropout prevention, and college readiness and persistence.

The four healthcare grant recipients are International Community Health Services (ICHS), Kin On Community Health Center, Medical Teams International and Smile Partners. SYL Foundation supports programs that assist the uninsured and most vulnerable in our communities by ensuring access to quality medical and dental care. The grant funds cover uncompensated care at community health centers and fund mobile dental and medical programs serving low-income families.

SYL Foundation is committed to creating opportunity and access to higher education. The Lotus Scholarship program supports immigrant and refugee students pursuing post-secondary education, regardless of immigration status. The 13 Lotus Scholars are Abdilahi Mohamud Ainan, Ruman Beyhah, Leoncie Bizimana, Chuqian Feng, Yasmine Fnu Kaur, Hai Quang Le, Biruk Mengesha, Lambert Ngenzi, An T. Nguyen, Sarmila Rai, Surekha Rai, Kyi Kyi Win and Yanyu Wu.

Since its creation seven years ago, SYL Foundation has distributed over $1,700,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships.

 About Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

SYL Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008. By combining compassion and philanthropy with strategic grant making, SYL Foundation strives to advance quality health and education for all. Through its grant-making program, the Foundation addresses chronic inequities within our health and education system by seeking and funding innovative programs targeting the most underserved populations. For more information, please visit <www.sylfoundation.org> or call 425.590.9580.

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Contact

Fo-Ching Lu, President
SYL Foundation | 盧勝彥佈施基金會
10655 NE 4th St, Ste 608
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.590.9580
www.sylfoundation.org

Founder’s Items Auction

August 19th, 2015
師尊物品的部分照片:11) 七彩斯華洛斯奇唸珠 Swarovski; 12) 師尊畫鑲鍍金; 13) 金色龍袍; 14) 蓮花童子塑像; 15) 莊嚴白度母圖騰; 16) 藍寶藏式唸珠; 17) 精製轉經輪; 18) 金剛玲杵; 19) 精美雕刻18羅漢鑲寶石; 20) 108顆精細金剛杵鑲水晶

師尊物品的部分照片:11) 七彩斯華洛斯奇唸珠 Swarovski; 12) 師尊畫鑲鍍金; 13) 金色龍袍; 14) 蓮花童子塑像; 15) 莊嚴白度母圖騰;
16) 藍寶藏式唸珠; 17) 精製轉經輪; 18) 金剛玲杵; 19) 精美雕刻18羅漢鑲寶石; 20) 108顆精細金剛杵鑲水晶

Announcement: Founder’s Items Auction

On Friday, September 11th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in front of SYL Foundation’s temple office, numerous rare items from the Living Buddha Lian Sheng’s personal collection will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit SYL Foundation’s mission to advance quality health and education for all. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity to own one of these special items! Read the rest of this entry »

Nepal Earthquake Fund

May 19th, 2015

Seattle Temple donates to SYLF’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. [Pictured: Master Dehui, Temple President, and Fo-Ching Lu, SYLF President with Living Buddha Lian Sheng.

On April 25, 2015, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and then on May 12th another powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the region. The devastation is vast and the death toll has risen well over 8,000.

As aftershocks rattle the country, causing widespread panic and residents to seek shelter in open spaces, emergency relief organizations scramble to provide the lifesaving necessities of food, water, and shelter, especially in view of the monsoon season.

In response to the disaster, SYL Foundation started a Nepal Earthquake Fund and will continue to collect donations throughout 2015 for this cause. The Foundation’s strategy on disaster relief aid is focused on long-term recovery. For example, the Foundation supported the building of Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. With the state of the art teaching hospital, we are able to contribute to the long-term improvement of health care for hundreds of thousands of people who previously had limited access to it. In 2011, after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the Foundation dedicated its resources to help Koyo Maritime High School which had been destroyed by the tsunami and also contributed to the recovery of Japanese fishing villages by providing work sheds for the fishermen who’s livelihoods were upended by the disaster. As apparent in these examples, an aspect of the Foundation’s disaster relief strategy is to select local partners and projects that are not only sustainable, but benefit the local community well into the future, especially in the areas of health and education. Projects and partners that are based locally stay beyond the initial emergency. They are in it for the long haul, and employ local staff who speak the language, provide unique insight and are directly connected to the community. Essentially, we support projects that help disaster-affected areas recover long-term, build back stronger and better, with improved health services and educational opportunities.

As emergency aid is never enough, SYL Foundation will continue to monitor Nepal’s conditions in the coming months as it moves from relief to recovery. Join us as we support the country’s efforts to rebuild and create a more resilient and bright future. As always, SYL Foundation is deeply grateful to the True Buddha School community worldwide for contributing to its mission. A special thank you to the Seattle Temple (a.k.a. Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple) for donating USD $10,000 to the Nepal Earthquake Fund.

2015 Special Project: Nepal Earthquake

April 28th, 2015

Photo Credit: STR/AFP/Getty

Thoughts and prayers go out to victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal.   SYL Foundation will be collecting funds to aid in the recovery efforts. Please indicate “Nepal Earthquake” on your donation if you wish to support this cause.  100% of your donation will go towards rebuilding the lives of those affected by the disaster.

[Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty]

SYL Foundation 2014 Grant Presentation Video

September 4th, 2014

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $257,500 in Health & Education Grants

August 25th, 2014

SYLF 2014 Grant RecipientsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bellevue, WA – Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on August 23rd, 2014 at Meydenbauer Convention Center attended by about 3,000 people. The Foundation awarded $257,500 to 16 nonprofit organizations that provide quality health care and education to underserved communities in the Seattle area.

The ten recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, Arts Corps, Bellevue Schools Foundation, College Access Now, Community Day School Association, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, Seattle Education Access, Treehouse, Vietnamese Friendship Association and Year Up.

The six health care grant recipients were International Community Health Services (ICHS), Kin On Community Health Center, Medical Teams International, Neighborcare Health, Smile Partners, and Youth Eastside Services.

Since its creation six years ago, SYL Foundation has distributed over $1,500,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships. This year’s grants fund programs that focus on:

• Early Childhood Education

• Access to post-­secondary education

• Afterschool and enrichment programs for underserved & minority youth

• Uncompensated care at community health clinics

• Mobile dental programs that improve accessibility to oral health

• Health care for low-­income families

About Sheng-­Yen Lu Foundation

SYL Foundation is a not-­for­-profit public charity founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008. By combining compassion and philanthropy with strategic grant making, SYL Foundation strives to advance quality health and education for all. Through its grant-­making program, the Foundation addresses chronic inequities within our health and education system by seeking and funding innovative programs targeting the most underserved populations. For more information, please visit <www.sylfoundation.org> or call 425.590.9580.

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Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
17102 NE 40th Ct.
Redmond, WA 98052
www.sylfoundation.org

Contact:
Fo-Ching Lu, President
info@sylfoundation.org
425.590.9580

2014 Grant Presentation Event

August 18th, 2014

SYL Foundation 2013 Grant Presentation Video

September 10th, 2013

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $240,000 in Health & Education Grants

August 29th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation Awards $240,000 in Grants to Seattle-Area Nonprofit Organizations

 

Bellevue, WA – SYL Foundation held a grant award ceremony on August 24, 2013 at Meydenbauer Convention Center attended by over 3,000 people, including many leaders in the Asian American community as well as state and local government officials.  A total of $240,000 in grant funds were distributed to fifteen nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education for all.

The eight recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, City Year, College Access Now, Community Day School Association, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, Seattle Education Access, Treehouse, and Year Up.  The grants fund programs targeting early education, drop-out prevention, and college readiness.

The seven health care grant recipients were International Community Health Services (ICHS), Jubilee Reach Center, Kin On Community Health Center, Medical Teams International, Neighborcare Health, Smile Partners, and Youth Eastside Services.  SYL Foundation supports programs that assist the uninsured and most vulnerable in our communities by ensuring access to quality medical and dental care.  The grant funds cover uncompensated care at community health centers and fund mobile dental and medical programs serving low income families.

Since its creation five years ago, SYL Foundation has distributed over $1,200,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships.

 

About Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

SYL Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008.  By combining compassion and philanthropy with strategic grant making, SYL Foundation strives to advance quality health and education for all.  Through its grant making program, the Foundation addresses chronic inequities within our health and education system by seeking and funding innovative programs targeting the most underserved populations.  For more information, please visit <www.sylfoundation.org> or call 425.883.3500.

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Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
17102 NE 40th Ct.
Redmond, WA 98052
www.sylfoundation.org
info@sylfoundation.org

Contact:
Fo-Ching Lu, President
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
info@sylfoundation.org
425.883.3500

August 24, 2013 ~ SYL Foundation Grant Presentation

May 16th, 2013

COME MEET OUR 2013 GRANTEES!

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation will be presenting its 2013 grant awards for education and health programs.  The award presentation will be immediately preceding Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple’s biannual prayer ceremony.  The event is free and open to the public, so come early for garage parking. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98004

Disaster Relief Aid to Japan

January 8th, 2013

With the help of our generous donors, SYL Foundation made a grant in the amount of $56,115 USD to Peace Winds America to support Japan’s relief and recovery efforts after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.  The funds were directed to Koyo Maritime High School located in Japan’s Kesennuma Prefecture and were used to rebuild the chemistry laboratory for high school students.  Photos of the school and chemistry lab with students showing their gratitude for SYL Foundation’s help are below.  To all our donors, please know that it is with your help that SYL Foundation can continue to aid disaster survivors and improve educational opportunities such as this.  Along with the students at Koyo High School and Peace Winds America, we are deeply grateful.

Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture

Disaster relief aid to Japan

Japan disaster relief aid

Season’s Greetings

December 14th, 2012

Happy holidays 2012

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $227,500 in Health & Education Grants to Nonprofits

September 19th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation Awards $227,500 in Grants to Seattle-Area Nonprofit Organizations

Redmond, WA – Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on September 15, 2011 at Lynnwood Convention Center attended by over 3,000 people, including many leaders in the Asian American community.  A total of $227,500 in grant funds was distributed to fifteen nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education for all.

The eight recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, City Year, Powerful Schools, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, Technology Access Foundation, The College Access Project, Treehouse, and Year Up.  The grants fund programs targeting early education, college readiness and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education.

The seven Healthcare grant recipients were Crisis Clinic, HealthPoint, Jubilee Reach Center, Kin On Community Health Center, Neighborcare Health, Smile Partners and Youth Eastside Services.  SYL Foundation supports programs that assist the uninsured and most vulnerable in our communities receive quality medical and dental care.  The grant funds support uncompensated care at community health centers and fund mobile dental and medical programs serving low income families.

In just four years time since its creation, SYL Foundation has distributed over $900,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships.

About Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation was founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008.  The Foundation is a non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting and advancing quality health and education for all.  Guided by the principles of Buddhism and the teachings of the Living Buddha, the Foundation is driven by compassion and the belief that the practice of compassion is an essential part of Buddhism.  The Foundation strives to combine the Buddhist principles and philanthropy with strategic grant-making, awarding large impact grants to programs or organizations that employ innovative approaches to addressing the ongoing inadequacies in the health and education sector.  For more information, please visit <sylfoundation.org> or call 425.883.3500.

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Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
17102 NE 40th Ct.
Redmond, WA 98052
www.sylfoundation.org
info@sylfoundation.org

Contact:
Fo-Ching Lu, President
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
info@sylfoundation.org
425.883.3500

September 15, 2012 – SYL Foundation Grant Presentation

September 5th, 2012

COME MEET OUR 2012 GRANTEES!

On Saturday, September 15, Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation will be presenting its 2012 grant awards for education and health programs.  The award presentation will be immediately preceding Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple’s biannual prayer ceremony.  There will also be a SYL Foundation table prior to the event, so come see us.  The event is free and open to the public. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood, WA, 98036

New Board Members

April 2nd, 2012

SYLF's new board members

We are thrilled to welcome two new board members at SYL Foundation!

Dr. Laurie Greig is a psychotherapist in private practice focusing on child, and adolescent, adult individual and family therapy.  She has an extensive background in education with teaching experience in elementary and middle schools, special education, and reading.

Laurie has a B.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Washington.  She also has a Family Therapy Certification from Montlake Family Therapy Institute and a Montessori Teaching Certification from Seattle University.

Kevin Klingbeil is owner and managing member of Klingbeil Law Office, PLLC and Big Water Consulting.  He has a diverse background working in the governmental, nonprofit, and private sectors spearheading program development and management.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri, a Juris Doctorate from University of Washington, and an LLM in International Trade Regulation from New York University.  He is a licensed attorney in Washington and Colorado.

SYL Foundation Receives Grant from LLCS

December 12th, 2011

Speech by Fo-Ching Lu, SYL Foundation President, from LLCS’s Winter Gala on December 11, 2011

LLCS 2011 Winter GalaVancouver, BC – Greetings to Master Lian Tzi, True Budha School (TBS) dharma brothers and sisters and special guests.   I am honored to be here today to accept Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) and PTT Buddhist Society’s contribution to Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation.  The Foundation is truly grateful to be able to rely on the support of LLCS and the True Buddha School community in advancing its mission of promoting quality health care and education for all.

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