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