We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, foster, transmit, and educate about Lao arts, culture, and traditions. Pom Foundation holds cultural programs, art exhibitions, educational panels and workshops, and events open to the public that educate and transmit Lao culture.
help support our programs
We are very proud to say that all our programs are 100% powered by amazing volunteers who work tirelessly to organize the various Pom Foundation programs and events year after year! Our programs and events are made possible by the efforts of our amazing volunteers and generous donations from those who believe and support our programs. We ask for your generous support by volunteering, attending our events, purchasing our merchandise, and by making donations.
Pom Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 81-2160962). All contributions are tax-deductible.
What People are Saying
"The Seattle community has always had legendary leadership for the distinctive way that it incorporates culture, art, education and a sense of community service and professionalism in their daily lives. It was inspiring to see that in action as they generously opened their doors to community members from across the United States for the Lao American Writers Summit. The Pom Foundation/Kinnaly successfully partnered with the Lao Community Service Center, Highline College, and ANNAPISI, setting a magnificent example of collaboration we might all learn from."
-Bryan Thao Worra, Co-Founder of Lao American Writers Summit and award winning writer/poet.
"The [cultural exchange program] is not merely a demonstration of these students’ skill; it is the result of a profound process of learning about their family ancestry, culture, language and belief. She also thanked the Lao government, particularly the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, for its support in allowing the students from the foundation to undertake their cultural exchange."
-Karen B. Stewart, United States Ambassador to Laos 2010-2013
"It is also overwhelming to see the students have concentrated on the studying in order to save and expand the Lao culture values and tradition from generation to generation."
-Khamphuang Inthavong, Director of Lao National School of Music and Dance