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What we do

Our work is a mission of love: to relieve the suffering of those in need, and create a better world for all.

We serve with compassion to provide relief to those who suffer.

In Mandarin Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief.


Relieve the suffering of those in need.

We are an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need while creating a better world for all through compassion, love and hope.

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Transforming Lives:
Spreading love around the world

Tzu Chi, the world’s largest Buddhist humanitarian organization, was founded in Taiwan by Buddhist nun Dharma Master Cheng Yen. It has over 10 million volunteers working in more than 60 countries, with relief operations extended to over 120 countries.

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Latest Updates, Stories, and Events

January 20, 2022

Tzu Chi volunteers, indigenous Davao farmers plant 2,500 banana seedlings

It's part of Tzu Chi's poverty alleviation program for Davao's indigenous communities.

January 22, 2022

Tzu Chi Philippines 2021 in Review

January 18, 2022

Odette victims in Leyte receive financial assistance.

Almost 20,000 families from Liloan, Southern Leyte claimed their cash aid.

January 22, 2022


January 10, 2022

Rice relief, cash aid for Cebu’s Odette victims

Beneficiaries also shared their blessings with the less fortunate.

January 7, 2022

Hope after Odette

Amid tragedy and devastation are love and warmth.

January 4, 2022

Tzu Chi volunteers begin Odette relief operations in Cebu, Bohol

Beneficiaries claimed their relief cards.

January 3, 2022

Tzu Chi volunteers hold Odette donation drives in Leyte, Davao malls

Volunteers welcomed pledges in any amount.

December 28, 2021

2Go transports Tzu Chi aid to Cebu

Seven container vans will ferry donated essential goods for free.

December 28, 2021

Cebu scholars share their rice relief with Odette victims

The scholars personally delivered the "bundles of joy."

December 26, 2021

Bohol has bleak Christmas after Odette

Volunteers call for food, water, and other basic necessities.

December 26, 2021

Tzu Chi sends 3,000 blankets to Odette victims

This initial aid is for distribution to storm-battered areas in the Visayas.

December 20, 2021

Taguig-Pateros District Hospital honors Tzu Chi with plaques of appreciation

Tzu Chi also sends aid to Bahay Mapagmahal.

December 21, 2021

Tzu Chi, Digital PH invite Biz Leaders to Join Hands in Odette Relief

Let's help in a manner that’s relevant, transparent, and purposive

December 15, 2021

Payatas scavengers, PWD receive their third tranche of relief

Amid the poverty and misery, beneficiaries share their blessings.

December 14, 2021

Tzu Chi Volunteers Christmas Cookfest

That’s the theme of this cooking contest today, cook a vegetarian recipe that will excite the judges.

December 14, 2021

Veggie dishes a hit at Charity Sale

Shoppers stocked up on fried dumplings, braised bean curd, Korean kimchi, kelp salad, and more.

December 7, 2021

Caloocan North tricycle drivers reveal generous spirit

Michael Celeste shares his rice supply, Christopher Bengca looks after drivers' welfare.

December 3, 2021

This scavenger claimed her relief goods—then shared them with others

Mylene Romano takes the teachings of Tzu Chi to heart.

December 2, 2021

Cardiologist has cutting-edge technique and heart of gold

For Dr. Kent Tan, everyone has the capacity to help.

December 1, 2021

Caloocan South trike drivers claim third tranche of rice, relief goods

2,852 tricycle drivers have supplies to see them through the holidays.

November 24, 2021

Volunteerism begins early for these college seniors

Universidad de Manila students Catherine Jill Cillo and Franchesca Nadine Bituin go above and beyond their on-the-job training at Tzu Chi

November 24, 2021

Tzu Chi Donates Dental Chair to Help People of Marikina

The Tzu Chi Foundation donates dental chair to to citizens of Marikina to help with dental care during the pandemic. Together with a second dental chair donated by local businessman, Tony Andres, the people of Marikina are finally able to receive proper oral care.

November 20, 2021

From Eye Center beneficiary to volunteer

After a much-needed cataract surgery at the Tzu Chi Eye Center, Eduardo Yañez shares his time and efforts as a way of saying thanks.

November 15, 2021

Even with her family’s foundation, she continues to help others

Tzu Chi volunteer Olga Vendivel doesn't put limits to who and how she can serve.

November 10, 2021

Caloocan South tricycle drivers inspired to help

Edwin Macasieb Rivera counts his blessings; Benjie Mendoza Rafols says even the poor can extend aid.

November 5, 2021

Community and dignity in trash

Scavengers of Montalban, Rizal, are proud of their profession.

November 12, 2021

Improving lives with every coin saved

Caloocan North tricycle driver Domingo Navida proves that every centavo counts in creating a better life.

November 2, 2021

Scavengers old and new at relief distribution in Montalban, Rizal

Montalban, Rizal’s beneficiaries include Eugene Ramos, who is forced to work as a scavenger after the murder of his father, and lady guard Gina Ren, a former scavenger.

October 28, 2021

Reprieve from Tzu Chi for Payatas scavengers

Down and out of their luck, Payatas scavengers Rosauro Sarmiento and Rolando Pagdanganan are grateful for their first tranche of rice and relief goods.

October 26, 2021

This PWD doesn’t play the victim card

Santo Tomas, Pampanga, tricycle driver Marvin Basilio doesn’t let polio get in the way of his dreams.

October 25, 2021

Tzu Chi scholars return for second tranche of rice, relief goods

Twins Jaypee and Jayvee de los Santos are the sons of a former Tzu Chi volunteer; Angel Mactobo is the family’s responsible one who helps her parents.

October 21, 2021

Cebu City’s Badjao community receives Taiwan rice aid from Tzu Chi Foundation

More than 100 Badjaos each receive a sack of 20-kg rice from Cebu City’s Anti Mendicancy Office.

October 19, 2021

Tzu Chi volunteers distribute rice, relief goods in Santo Tomas, Pampanga

Tzu Chi volunteers bring their latest rice and relief efforts to 999 indigent residents in Santo Tomas, Pampanga.

October 15, 2021

Tzu Chi donates Hyper Light Disinfection Robot to CGHMC

Tzu Chi volunteers facilitate Mediland Enterprise Corporation’s donation of a Hyper Light Disinfection Robot to Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. The turnover was live-streamed to Tzu Chi’s main office in Taiwan.

September 15, 2021

How a Tzu Chi scholarship changed these students’ lives

For Christian Samodio, Raniel Balmoja, and John Denzel P. Rimando, a Tzu Chi scholarship isn’t just about financial assistance—it’s about values education, environmental awareness, and community works, too.

September 10, 2021

High-flow nasal cannulas turned over to PGH, CGHMC

Tzu Chi Philippines donates these devices critical to severe COVID-19 patients’ recovery.

September 9, 2021

Homeless for years, Tzu Chi scholar now looks to the future with hope

Life’s struggles motivated Ron Matthew Solar to work hard and be independent for himself and his family.

October 13, 2021

These Brightwoods School teachers are Tzu Chi volunteers too

Last October 9, Brightwoods School in Angeles, Pampanga, opened its sportsfield to a large-scale rice and relief goods distribution organized by Tzu Chi Foundation for more than 1,000 indigent residents from Angeles City, and a barangay of Aetas from Tarlac. Volunteers showed up bright and early to support the worthy cause: among them, 30-40 teachers from the host school.

October 12, 2021

Aeta community among Angeles City beneficiaries in latest Tzu Chi distribution

Over 1,000 Angeles City indigents from five barangays were the beneficiaries of Tzu Chi Foundation’s rice and relief goods distribution last October 9 at the Brightwoods Sportsfield, in Pandan, Angeles City.

October 7, 2021

Tzu Chi’s Palo Villagers sew Facemasks to Raise Funds for HFNC

At Great Love Village in Palo, Leyte, volunteers organized a facemask fundraiser to support Tzu Chi Foundation’s efforts to donate high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen machines to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. Made with excess fabrics collected from members of the community, the masks cost P25 each. Profits from the sale of the masks will help cover the cost of a HFNC machine.

October 5, 2021

Tzu Chi Donated High Flow Oxygen Machines to Tacloban, Cabantuan & Pasig

The Tzu Chi Foundation continues to help hospitals throughout the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic, with its mission to donate vital equipment needed in the treatment of patients.

October 4, 2021

Tzu Chi brings relief to Antipolo landfill community

Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers organized the first of three relief distributions for Antipolo City’s scavengers on October 2 at the multi-purpose covered court of Pantay Elementary School in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City. Sacks of 20-kg Taiwan rice, various foodstuff, and other essential goods were claimed by 219 beneficiaries after volunteers gave them a short background of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

September 29, 2021

Visually impaired massage therapists receive third tranche of aid

Representatives for visually impaired massage therapists from VIBES Caloocan, VIBES Montalban, VIBES Pasay, VIBES Quezon City, VIBES San Lazaro, Zhenti Massage, SM Novaliches, Touch With Faith Massage, AVCMT Inc., AVIMMS, DOC Wellness Massage, Good Massage, Robinsons Place, SM City VIBES Bicutan, UBMA Massage, and VIBES Sta. Rosa dropped by Buddhist Tzu Chi Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila, to claim their third tranche of relief goods.

December 11, 2021

Early Christmas for Antipolo scavengers

Doris Moaña shares her blessings, opens a small store

January 5, 2022

Boholanos show kindness in Odette’s aftermath

Kindness can help rebuild homes and communities.

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