“Tzu Chi” (慈济 cí jì), which means “compassionate relief” in Chinese, is an international NGO that has provided humanitarian aid to the needy in over 90 nations worldwide, regardless of race and religion. The Buddhist spirit of loving-kindness and compassion is at the core of our work and Missions.
For more than 25 years, Tzu Chi Singapore has been providing direct aid and care to underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Currently, we focus our efforts in the following key areas:
In Tzu Chi, there is no clear distinction between the giver and the receiver. Our volunteers call our aid beneficiaries “Households of Gratitude”, and are grateful to the latter for giving them opportunities to give and to cultivate gratitude. With such spirit of equality and respect, we seek to create a culture of humanistic care in the community.
Our volunteers personally visit our beneficiaries each month to deliver aid to them and offer them emotional support. Through sincere interactions with the latter, we can better understand and cater to their needs.
Besides providing aid and emotional support, we seek to inspire love and kindness in our beneficiaries by encouraging them to help others in need, so that they, too, may experience the joy and fulfilment of giving.
All our Missions are made possible by the selfless efforts of our island-wide network of volunteers. Coming from all walks of life, they share the common goal of working for the betterment of the community.
Charity Beneficiary Cases
Medical Consultations & Treatments
at our Free Clinic
You can help make a difference to the lives of the needy by volunteering with us or giving to where it is needed most. Join us in bringing lasting change to the underprivileged and experience the joy of giving!
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) announces the merger of “Local Relief Fund” and “General Fund” with effect from 1 January 2019.
The new fund is known as “Charity Development Fund”, which encompasses purposes of both funds, enabling us to reach out to more beneficiaries in the community.
If you require more information, please email email@example.com by 30 June 2019 for clarification.
You may find more information at https://fundmerger.tzuchi.org.sg/. Your support for our fund merger is greatly appreciated.
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) and Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd. are not organising any street fundraising events (e.g. Flag Day). If you encounter such activities in the public, please be vigilant and call our hotline 65829958 for verification.
The recent fundraising activity, ‘Save For A Good Cause’ campaign, is to encourage the public to give rise to kindness and save a little each day in a Tzu Chi bamboo coin bank, to help those in need.
Please note that information on all our fundraising activities will be published on our official English and Chinese websites, and all our volunteers soliciting donations will be in full uniform, with a valid fundraising permit issued by relevant government authorities.
Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
Dedicated Tzu Chi volunteers held a string of festive performances and prepared sumptuous CNY-themed dishes to welcome the Foundation’s Chinese aid and care recipients from across the island to an early celebration of the Lunar New Year.
As the Chinese New Year approached, Tzu Chi Singapore held its annual Festive Charity Fair, which not only invited the public to support its causes, but also promoted environmental protection through the use of non-disposable utensils as well as...
Tzu Chi’s Year End Blessing Ceremony this year included a number of exhibition zones filled with interesting and interactive displays that allowed visitors to learn more about the humanitarian and environmental efforts of the NGO in Singapore and around t
The United Nations Environment Programme recognises Tzu Chi’s 30-year efforts in environmental protection and accredited Tzu Chi USA with observer status to allow the organisation to speak out at the general assembly.
Towards the end of 2018, Tzu Chi Malaysia joined Tzu Chi Turkey to provide aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey. They met up with President Erdogan of Turkey, who commended the Foundation for its tireless efforts in helping the refugees.
In the aftermath of devastating floods that struck Honduras in September 2018, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed food supplies to affected households. They returned in December to reassess the needs of the residents and distributed cash relief to 5,038 house
People can sense our thoughts and emotions when we speak. Hence, we should always be mindful of our thoughts and manage our emotions well.
“It’s been around 20 years since I last saw my only child; he should be more than 20 years old by now…” said a Tzu Chi dialysis beneficiary. Volunteers lent him a listening ear as he grieved over his unhappy past…
“Through dedicating ourselves to serving others, we witness the value and dignity of life.” This is a teaching (from Dharma Master Cheng Yen) that I always bear in mind when I do home care visits.