“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.
Except the annual Flag Day on 27 October 2018, Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) and Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd. are not organising any street fundraising events. If you encounter such activities in the public, please be vigilant and call our hotline (65) 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
Tzu Chi Singapore’s vendors and partnering agencies visited the NGO’s 25th anniversary exhibition at the Da Ai Gallery for the first time. Everyone set aside their busy schedules to make time for an inspiring social event where they exchanged their...
In conjunction with Tzu Chi Singapore’s 25th anniversary celebrations, a two-day volunteer retreat was held, with the aim of instilling the essence of Tzu Chi’s Jing Si Dharma lineage and the spirit of Tzu Chi Path in the volunteers.
The newly upgraded Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre is designed to convey the message of environmental protection in a lively and interactive manner. “Ocean World”, one of its newly added exhibition zones, depicts the dire situation of marine plastic...
Following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tzu Chi Indonesia kicked-started its efforts to provide relief to disaster victims in the hard-hit city of Palu.
Delegates from the Tzu Chi Foundation and other religious groups and NGOs were received by Pope Francis in the Vatican City. The Pontiff received a multilingual edition of Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms, as well as scarves made from recycled.
In the devastating aftermath of a powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia’s Sulawesi, Tzu Chi Indonesia collaborates with the Indonesia military to provide relief for disaster victims in the hard hit city of Palu.
“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.
How do you convince prison inmates who have had a rough journey in life that there is indeed spring at the end of a cold winter?