Press Release – August 2011

Press Release – August 2011


Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation Awards $226,000 in Grants to Seattle-Area Nonprofit Organizations

Bellevue, WA – Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on August 27, 2011 at Meydenbauer Center attended by nearly 2,000 people, including state and local government officials.  A total of $226,000 in grant funds was distributed to ten nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education for all.

The four recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, Powerful Schools, Technology Access Foundation, and The College Access Project.  The grants fund programs targeting early education, college readiness and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education.

The six Healthcare grant recipients were HealthPoint, International Community Health Services, Jubilee Reach Center, Neighborcare Health, PATH, and Smile Partners.  SYL Foundation supports programs that assist the uninsured and most vulnerable in our communities receive quality medical and dental care.  The grant funds support uncompensated care at community health centers and fund mobile dental and medical programs serving low income families.

Fo-Ching Lu, President of SYL Foundation, thanked grantee organizations for the important work they do and concluded the ceremony by encouraging continued support, “Individually, we can all do good, but together, with our combined skills and resources, we can do much more, broaden our reach and help even more people.”


About Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation was founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008.  The Foundation is a non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting and advancing quality health and education for all.  Guided by the principles of Buddhism and the teachings of the Living Buddha, the Foundation is driven by compassion and the belief that the practice of compassion is an essential part of Buddhism.  The Foundation strives to combine the Buddhist principles and philanthropy with strategic grant-making, awarding large impact grants to programs or organizations that employ innovative approaches to addressing the ongoing inadequacies in the health and education sector.  For more information, please visit <> or call 425.883.3500.


Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
17102 NE 40th Ct.
Redmond, WA 98052

Fo-Ching Lu, President
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

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