VinaCapital Foundation’s mission is to empower the children and youth of Vietnam by providing opportunities for growth through health and education projects.
Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with a projected GDP growth of around 7% in 2011. Much of this growth, however, is concentrated in urban areas as opposed to the rural areas, where over 70% of the population resides. As the country continues on its fast-paced trajectory, many of the most disadvantaged citizens—in particular the children—remain in abject poverty with no hope of improving their situations. At VCF we are committed to helping those who cannot help themselves, so that they may someday stand on their own feet and take advantage of all the opportunities provided by Vietnam’s bright future.
Since the VinaCapital Group covers all of VCF’s overhead expenses, 100% of all donations go to support our programs. In addition, the funds never go through a middleman and are instead transferred directly to cover program work, such as a child’s hospital bill in the case of a heart surgery.
One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to support VCF’s program work as we have no overhead expenses.
At VCF we pride ourselves on creating and implementing grassroots and large-scale projects that have long-term benefits to disadvantaged children in Vietnam. These children are the country’s future, and we want to ensure that they have the best possible start in life in terms of health and development.
We provide regular reports and evaluations to our donors so they can see exactly how their donation is helping to change lives. But reading about our work is only one way to experience it; we also strongly encourage our donors to visit our projects and meet our beneficiaries. For those who are unable to come to Vietnam to see our work first-hand, we will do our utmost to bring Vietnam to you through our website. We encourage you to get to know our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, and your fellow donors as you read and hear their stories.
Mr. Don Lam, CEO of the VinaCapital Group, Vietnam’s leading investment fund, co-founded VCF in 2006 with Ms. Robin King Austin, its Executive Director, to implement development and humanitarian projects in Vietnam in a systematic and transparent way. VCF is a separate entity organized as an American not-for-profit organization, fully tax-deductible 501 (c)(3), and licensed international NGO in Vietnam. The VinaCapital Group is the VCF’s largest donor, as the company pays for all of the Foundation’s overhead costs. That means that 100% of all donations go directly to our program work.
For more information on the history of VCF, please click here.
We have several mechanisms to make it as easy as possible for you to donate.
The VinaCapital Foundation
PO Box 1357
Highlands, NC 28741 USA
The VinaCapital Foundation
Sun Wah Tower, 17th Floor
115 Nguyen Hue, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
There is no minimum amount. Every Dollar, every Euro, every Vietnamese Dong helps!
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