Major Projects and Accomplishments

John F. Kennedy Foundation of Thailand


Thai-US Relationship




Thai and American Cultural Heritage


ASEAN Matters


Other Support Activities



Programatic Themes and Supported Projects 



Articulating the ideals of John F. Kennedy, with emphasis on sacrifice and public service, youth and education, and service to mankind
  • Scholarships for university students
  • Funds for construction of the John F. Kennedy Library at the Prince of Songkla University in Pattani
  • Support for Thai scholars to undertake research in the United States under a program of the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Support for a School Lunch Program in schools around the country
  • Visiting Scholars Program in cooperation with the Fulbright Program, supporting American scholars to teach in Thai universities
  • Distribution of English language dictionaries and dictionaries of medical terms
  • Support for higher education students during the economic crisis of the mid-1990s
  • A project to strengthen educational foundations of pre-school children in northeastern Thailand
  • Support for a project to augment the leadership capacity of secondary school administrators in northern Thailand


Promoting respect, understanding, and friendship between Thailand and the United States
  • Sponsorship of activities in the ‘Great and Good Friends’ Project of the U.S. Embassy
  • Essays on Americans and their contributions to Thailand: Volume l: ‘Francis B. Sayre’


Fostering a deeper appreciation of the cultural heritage of Thailand and the United States

  • Funds for construction of a new wing of the Ban Chiang Museum in Udon Thani
  • Support for the printing of monographs, conference and seminar proceedings, research papers, and other publications of cultural value on a wide variety of topics
  • Support for a jazz concert organized by the U.S. Embassy in memory of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great
  • Support for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra concerts and training
  • Support of travel for Thai Youth Orchestra performances in the United States


Increasing the understanding of and appreciation for the cultures and traditions of the ASEAN member states
  • Funds for construction of the Thanat Khoman ASEAN Library at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
  • Support for programs of SEA Junction, a center for activities and learning about ASEAN and Southeast Asia
  • Support for the 1998 S.E.A. Write Competition Awards


Expanding scientific and technological collaboration betweenThailand and the United States
  • JFK-NTU Project to support participation of university lecturers in satellite-delivered graduate programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management of the U.S.-based National Technological University
  • Support to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to strengthen offerings in needed areas and technologies such as Bioprocess Technology and Information Management


Contributing to Thai society through support of projects of particular importance or interest
  • Preparation of materials in Gynecological Pathology for the medical profession
  • Support for a Thai Red Cross project to provide eyeglasses to school children
  • Support for construction of 25 playgrounds in rural areas