Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $240,000 in Health & Education Grants

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $240,000 in Health & Education Grants



Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation Awards $240,000 in Grants to Seattle-Area Nonprofit Organizations


Bellevue, WA – SYL Foundation held a grant award ceremony on August 24, 2013 at Meydenbauer Convention Center attended by over 3,000 people, including many leaders in the Asian American community as well as state and local government officials.  A total of $240,000 in grant funds were distributed to fifteen nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education for all.

The eight recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, City Year, College Access Now, Community Day School Association, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, Seattle Education Access, Treehouse, and Year Up.  The grants fund programs targeting early education, drop-out prevention, and college readiness.

The seven health care grant recipients were International Community Health Services (ICHS), Jubilee Reach Center, Kin On Community Health Center, Medical Teams International, Neighborcare Health, Smile Partners, and Youth Eastside Services.  SYL Foundation supports programs that assist the uninsured and most vulnerable in our communities by ensuring access to quality medical and dental care.  The grant funds cover uncompensated care at community health centers and fund mobile dental and medical programs serving low income families.

Since its creation five years ago, SYL Foundation has distributed over $1,200,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships.


About Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

SYL Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity founded by Living Buddha Lian Sheng in 2008.  By combining compassion and philanthropy with strategic grant making, SYL Foundation strives to advance quality health and education for all.  Through its grant making program, the Foundation addresses chronic inequities within our health and education system by seeking and funding innovative programs targeting the most underserved populations.  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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