About Us

Tu Luong Medical Mission Foundation (Tu Luong Foundation, TLF) was established in 1992 in Vermont by Tan Lam in honor of his mother and father, Tu and Luong, respectively. Tu Luong means from the heart in Vietnamese and “help, relief, assistance, aid, and support” in Filipino (tulong/tulugan).

Our first purpose was to organize medical teams to provide free medical services to Vietnamese refugees in Southeast Asia.  When the last Vietnamese refugee camp closed, TLF reincorporated in Washington 1998 to support medical mission, education, and other nonprofit organizations.

For education, TLF provides Mini Medical School for both general public and high school students.  For nonprofit, TLF offers webinars and in-person training on fundraising, grant writing, leadership, and more. TLF hopes to help 1,000 nonprofits a year to solicit funding from different foundations and corporations, and in turn, each nonprofit reaches out to 500 clients per year; then TLF would have assisted 500,000 clients per year indirectly.



Email is the preferred method for initial contact.  I am a teacher.  I do not answer phone during school hours. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Tan M. Lam
Tu Luong Foundation
P.O. Box 974
Seahurst, WA 98062

tlam@tlfoundation.org or