International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.studentsforafreetibet.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Campaigns

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

There are national networks in France, Bangladesh, UK, India, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Australia and Japan.

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ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2009

Tenzin Dorjee

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Keywords

Tibet, human rights, grassroots, direct action, freedom, education, youth, training, nonviolence, students

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EIN

13-4008917

 Number

5764128642

Also Known As

SFT

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Human Rights (Q70)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Campaigns

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.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Budget

$291,006.00

Population Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

There are national networks in France, Bangladesh, UK, India, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Australia and Japan.

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STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Tenzin Dorjee

BIO

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.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kurt Langger

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