Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Since 2001, the foundation has supported individuals and institutions in more than 30 countries and has directly affected the lives of people around the world. Khyentse Foundation activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for traditional monastic colleges in Asia, a worldwide scholarship and awards program, academic development of Buddhist studies in major universities, training and development for Buddhist leaders and teachers, Buddhist education for children, support for individual study and retreats, and more.
Khyentse Foundation Ashoka Grants aim to identify and support organizations and individuals working to increase dharma activity around the world. The Ashoka Grants committee considers applications from organizations and individuals who are actively engaged in projects related to Buddhism. The foundation does not accept applications that are for building and construction projects, applications that are incomplete or that do not adequately explain the scope of the project, or applications that have no relevance to Buddhism or Buddhist activity. Dollar amounts for the grants will vary. KF accepts Ashoka Grant applications twice a year.