FPMT Charitable Projects Grant Application

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FPMT Charitable Projects Grants

FPMT Charitable Projects offer grants to initiatives which contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast visions and align with FPMT’s mission of preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide.

Who can apply

Projects and individuals who have demonstrated a connection with FPMT’s mission.

When to apply

We accept grant applications once a year, from January 1st through February 28th.

How grant decisions are made

Applications are reviewed and approved by the grants committee at FPMT International Office.

How much funding is available

Grant amounts depend on available funds, what is needed for the project, priorities among all applicants, and the scale and scope of the request.

Eligible projects or individuals include those which:

  • offer food to ordained Sangha, children, and the elderly (we primarily support monasteries/nunneries/schools/homes, etc. as opposed to individuals)
  • provide support to ordained Sangha
  • enrich the education of children, particularly in India, Nepal, and Mongolia
  • care for elderly Tibetans
  • advance Buddhist scholarship (FPMT approved programs) and practice (for example nyung nas, mani retreats, recitation of sutras, etc.)
  • provide social services through schools, hospitals, and monastic institutions
  • provide comprehensive Dharma programs
  • translate Dharma texts (approved and needed Dharma texts)
  • create or sponsor offerings for holy objects: statues, stupas and prayer wheels
  • liberate, save, and care for animals that would otherwise be killed
  • other projects which support Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast vision and the mission of FPMT

Grants will be offered based on need as well as availability of funds. Priority is given to projects that directly help those in need.

Applications will NOT be considered if…

They are incomplete or do not adequately explain the scope of the project; or have no relevance to FPMT’s mission, the preservation of Buddhism or Tibetan culture.

Application Instructions

  • Complete the grant application form below for consideration between January and February each year. Grants received after 28 February will not be considered and need to be resent the following year in that same time period.
  • If we have any questions about your application, we will contact you.
  • As a condition of obtaining a grant from FPMT Charitable Projects, recipients agree to complete a quarterly progress report until the project is completed.
  • Applications from FPMT centers, projects and services must be approved and signed by the director.
  • A grants committee will review all applications in March of each year.
  • Applicants will be notified of awards given or rejected before April 1.

FPMT Charitable Projects Grant Application

    Name of project for which you are seeking funding.

    Enter your projected timeline here.

    Director approval is required if applying on behalf of a FPMT center.

    Please list previous efforts to obtain funding for this project. If you have obtained partial funding, please detail that as well.

    Please include a brief description of your project here and attach additional documents, photos, and reports to help fill in the details of your project. Also include 2-3 lines explaining your project's relation to FPMT's mission.

    File attachments limited to 1MB each. Accepted file types: JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX

    Please attach a detailed and clear project budget, including anticipated income and itemized projected expenses.
    File attachment limited to 1MB. Accepted file types: PDF, DOC, DOCX