“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) is proposing a merger of the Local Relief Fund and General Fund, which will take effect from 1st January 2019, once all, if not the majority of, the donors’ consents are obtained. The new fund will be known as Charity Development Fund, which shall encompass the purposes of both the Local Relief Fund and General Fund. You may find more information at https://fundmerger.tzuchi.org.sg/.
Please be noted that consent is deemed to be obtained if we do not hear from our donors by 31 December 2018. And donations from 1st September 2018 onwards are deemed to be made with the donors' awareness about the funds merger and their consent to it.
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
“We witnessed how he (Ye Ming) gradually grew up over the years, and the changes in him have influenced all of us. His development (and transformation) is truly something precious that money cannot buy.” – Mother of Tan Ye Ming, a graduating K2 student...
The earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi at the end of September this year has resulted in massive property losses and left many dead and injured. To help the disaster victims rebuild their homes, Tzu Chi Merit Organization has launched a one-month lo
Terminal patient Chua Lye Hock used to throw tantrums and lash out at his nurse, Nancy Tan, but the latter took all his emotional outbursts gracefully. Deeply touched by Nancy’s sincerity and care, Chua bonds with her in a friendship that he cherishes...
Typhoon Haiyan severely hit Central Philippines in November 2013, devastating much of Tacloban City. In the aftermath, Tzu Chi held a work relief programme to help the locals recover from the disaster. It has been five years since Haiyan struck the city……
Tzu Chi was one of the participating organisations at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, where delegates from the Foundation gave presentations to share with other global representatives how it has been actively responding to climate change...
Tzu Chi volunteers arrived onsite shortly after the train disaster in Taiwan’s Yilan County to distribute food and drinks to rescue workers as well as medical personnel and families of the victims...
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.