Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $257,500 in Health & Education Grants

Press Release – SYL Foundation Awards $257,500 in Health & Education Grants


Bellevue, WA – Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on August 23rd, 2014 at Meydenbauer Convention Center attended by about 3,000 people. The Foundation awarded $257,500 to 16 nonprofit organizations that provide quality health care and education to underserved communities in the Seattle area.

The ten recipients of education grants were 826 Seattle, Arts Corps, Bellevue Schools Foundation, College Access Now, Community Day School Association, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, Seattle Education Access, Treehouse, Vietnamese Friendship Association and Year Up.

The six health care grant recipients were International Community Health Services (ICHS), Kin On Community Health Center, Medical Teams International, Neighborcare Health, Smile Partners, and Youth Eastside Services.

Since its creation six years ago, SYL Foundation has distributed over $1,500,000 in health and education grants, international disaster relief aid, and scholarships. This year’s grants fund programs that focus on:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Access to post-­secondary education
  • Afterschool and enrichment programs for underserved & minority youth
  • Uncompensated care at community health clinics
  • Mobile dental programs that improve accessibility to oral health
  • Health care for low-­income families

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 425.590.9580.


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

Fo-Ching Lu, President

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