Unaffordable credit, lacking opportunities for women, and poor education: these are just a few of the obstacles to economic development in Tibetan communities. Trace Foundation directly invests in Tibetan pastoral and farming communities, crafting interventions that raise the value of local resources, promote economic literacy, and expand educational opportunities.
Trace Foundation supports community development projects that build on local assets and strengths while respecting local culture to improve lives on the Tibetan Plateau. Support is available for a wide variety of projects, particularly those that make sustainable improvements to the quality of and access to education. We are especially interested in kindergarten, primary, and middle school development; teacher training; women's leadership initiatives; and the development of educational materials that can be made accessible online to benefit greater Tibetan communities.