About TL Foundation

Our Mission Statement
To support medical missions, education, and strengthen our communities.

Our Vision
To help students to become future physicians or other healthcare professionals with compassion for the poor and needy both locally and globally.

We will accomplish our mission by:
Helping behind students catch up and build up speed to advance.
Providing student with a challenging biomedical science and clinical education.
Serving the haves to generate income to help the have nots
Organizing medical missions to help students learn clinical skills, empathy, and compassion.
Bringing medical care to the underserved population around the world.
Delivering community health education.
Strengthening our communities by supporting other nonprofit organizations.
Connecting families to services and resources if needed.
Establishing and maintaining partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.
Increasing numbers and impact of donors.
Measuring outcomes.
Our History
In 1988, Tu and Luong passed away in Vietnam on the same day just of couple hours apart. One of their dreams was to have one of their 14 children to become a doctor.  Tan Lam (graphic memoir) established Tu Luong Foundation (TLF) in 1992 when he was a graduate student at Dartmouth Medical School in honor of his mother and father Tu and Luong, respectively. Tu Luong means from the heart in Vietnamese and “to help or to relief” in Filipino.

TLF's first purpose was establish to provide free medical services to Vietnamese refugees in Southeast Asia (Graphic Timeline of Vietnamese History). 

When the last Vietnamese camp closed, TLF (501c3) was reincorporated in Washington to support education, medical missions, and other nonprofit organizations.

Family History

Tan M. Lam
TL Foundation
2116 SW 152nd St Box 974
Seahurst, WA 98062