Social and Resource 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 exile. It works in almost all development areas including agriculture, arts and culture, capacity building, democracy and human rights, education, entrepreneurship, health, leadership development, livelihood and skills training, and women empowerment.
SARD serves as a nodal agency for development aid assistance provided by government, institutional and individual funders such as the European Commission, USAID, Canadian government, SOIR-IM, Tibet Fund, etc. Over the years, it has gained considerable experience in coordinating, managing and monitoring a wide range of developmental and humanitarian programs. It partners closely with various implementing partners such as the departments of CTA and other Tibetan civil society organizations.
SARD is permitted by the Government of India to receive tax-exempt foreign contributions for relief, development and education program