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Students for a Free Tibet, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/08/2012: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET INC

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AKA  SFT
New York, NY
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Students for a Free Tibet, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/08/2012: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET INC

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Also Known As: SFT
Physical Address: New York, NY 10009 
EIN: 13-4008917
Web URL: www.studentsforafreetibet.org 
Blog URL: blog.studentsforafreetibet.org/ 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q70 International Human Rights
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q40 International Peace and Security
Ruling Year: 1998 


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Mission Statement

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans' fundamental right to political freedom. Our role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, September 2011)

Fiscal Year Starting: September 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: August 31, 2012

Total Revenue $727,952
Total Expenses $726,461

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Leadership

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Tenzin Dorjee

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Since Nov 2009

Profile:

Tendor was born in 1979 to Tibetan refugee parents in India. He graduated at the top of his class from the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) and moved to the U.S. where he received a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Brown University in 2003. He worked at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC for one year, before moving to New York to work at Students for a Free Tibet in 2005. He was the winner of the first Light of Truth national essay contest held by the International Campaign for Tibet and continues to travel the world as a spokesperson for the Tibetan youth movement. Tendor has been SFT's Executive Director since November 2009.

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Budget:
$291,006
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Program Description:

SFT's programs include distribution of urgent actions and hosting conferences to train young activists in grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action. SFT works closely with other Tibet Support Groups and allies in the human rights and environmental movements to coordinate campaigns to raise awareness about Tibet and restore freedom to the Tibetan people.

Program Long-Term Success:

SFT organized our first action inside China, with a demonstration targeting the "Team Canada" trade delegation to Beijing. The demonstration highlighted concerns about foreign investment in China's occupation of Tibet, and generated tremendous publicity and political discussion in Canada.

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