Khyentse Foundation offers many opportunities for individuals and organizations to apply for grants and scholarships to support their dharma studies, practice, and activities. In the nonsectarian spirit of the Khyentse lineage, we accept applications from Buddhist teachers, students, scholars, translators, practitioners, and retreatants, following all traditions, and from all parts of the world. Each application is reviewed by an international committee appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

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  • Use the best email address for yourself or your project. The email address you use for your Submittable account will be the only address we use to communicate with you about your application. Once you sign up, you will not be able to change your email address.
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Khyentse Foundation Trisong Grants aim to identify and support individuals and organizations who are working to promote mental health and well-being in the world, through projects and programs that have a foundation in Buddha’s wisdom. In difficult or turbulent times, people may not know where to look for help and Khyentse Foundation wants to find new ways for people to experience the benefits of Buddha’s teachings. Projects do not need to be outwardly Buddhist, but they should be rooted in Buddhist view and practice and share in values that alleviate suffering, encourage emotional well-being, and strengthen both physical and mental health.

We encourage applications that offer innovative, creative, and skillful solutions to sharing a Buddhist view of basic well-being. Most of our applications come from Buddhist practitioners or groups. Examples of applications that may be well-received include:

  • A Buddhist center offering hospice service or training people in end-of-life care
  • A project using art or performance therapy in a group setting
  • Doing outreach and social work for people in need
  • A Buddhist based recovery program
  • A program to visit schools and talk to young people about managing their emotions in difficult times
  • Developing a Buddhist chaplaincy curriculum
  • A Buddhist center hosting an informal event for the local community
  • A project to offer a group meditation program in a prison setting
  • Starting a Buddhist based depression and anxiety support group
  • Using pastoral counselling to help others through challenges
  • A program Introducing families to meditation

We are interested in learning about how your work will help others, care for those in need, and share Buddha’s wisdom and values, with new people in contemporary ways.

Qualifications
Your application will not be considered if:

  • Your application has no authentic connection to Buddhist view, study, or practice.
  • You are requesting funds for a building and construction project.
  • Your application does not adequately explain the budget and scope of the project.
  • Your application is for a film project; we are not accepting proposals for film projects at this time.
  • Your application is in a language other than English. At this time, we can only accept applications in English.
  • You have already applied for a Trisong grant in this round.

Full funding of proposals is not always possible and partial funding may be offered to some applicants. KF can offer grants because of the generosity of our donors so please keep this in mind and request only what is needed for your project. Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately four months after the deadline.