Social and Resources Development Fund (SARD) is a non-profit organization established in 1997 by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to help mobilize resources and support development efforts of Tibetans living in South Asia. Its head office is located at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. It works in almost all development areas including education, health, livelihood, skills training, environment, culture, arts and crafts, capacity building, gender empowerment, relief and rehabilitation, shelter, governance, institutional building and advocacy. It endeavors to support a minimum level of development for all sections of the community but focuses primarily on marginalized groups, including women, children, the youth, elderly people and people with disabilities.
To achieve its mission, SARD acts a nodal agency for development assistance provided by bilateral, multi-lateral and other institutional funding agencies such as EU, USAID, DANIDA, Tibet Fund etc. Over the years, it has gained vast experience and the capability to coordinate and implement a wide range of humanitarian and developmental programs, in partnership with various Departments of the CTA and other civil society organizations. It is permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to receive any amount of donations and foreign contribution for relief and development purposes, and was assigned with permit No 182450041. All donations received by SARD are exempted from tax.