Donation FAQ

Why Donate to the VinaCapital Foundation?

Despite great progress, over 30 million people in Vietnam live in poverty. Children die needlessly every day because they cannot access care. At VCF we are committed to helping those who cannot help themselves.

Your Generous Donation Buys:

  • Child’s heart surgery: $1,200 ($1,200 will save a child’s life with corrective heart surgery for congenital defects)
  • Rural outreach clinic: $1,400 in the Mekong Delta, $1,500 in the Central Region, and $1,700 in the Northern Region
  • Heartbeat Vietnam scholarships for heart children: $225
  • Continuing care for heart children: $300
  • Ethnic Minority Girl Empowerment Fund: $500 per girl
  • VinaCapital Foundation endowment fund: $1,000
  • Crash cart for emergency treatment: $7,660 for High Volume Hospitals, $1,840 for Low Volume Hospitals, and $1,758 for Commune Health Centers
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training for 32 doctors: $3,900 in HCMC, $5,200 in the Mekong Region, $6,700 in the Central and South Central Region, $7,000 in the Northern Region, and $7,200 in Central Highlands
  • Vietnamese doctor’s overseas training: $5,000 for two months
  • Survive to Thrive equipment and training: $10,000
  • Medical Equipment:
  1. Incubator: $7,243
  2. Ventilator: $23,500
  3. Infusion Pump: $1,722
  4. Phototherapy Machine: $2,080
  5. Injection Pump: $1,911

What is the role of the VinaCapital Group

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 helped start VCF with donations for startup and matching of all donations for the first two years. Since then, they have remained VCF’s largest donor with a generous annual donation for overhead and program work.

For more information on the history of VCF, please click here.

How do I know if the money I donated has any tangible effect on the lives of those people?

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.

How can I donate?

There is no minimum amount. Every Dollar, every Euro, every Vietnamese Dong helps! You may also give a monthly gift to support a specific program.We respect our donors’ wishes and will keep all information private to the extent that is allowed by the IRS. We have several mechanisms to make it as easy as possible for you to donate. You can donate online right now:

Help save a child's life, donate now.

To donate by wire transfer, please contact us for wiring instructions send us a check via the postal service to:

Regular Postal Mail

The VinaCapital Foundation
PO Box 1357
Highlands, NC 28741 USA
The VinaCapital Foundation
14E21 Thao Dien, Thao Dien ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

Express Mail 

VinaCapital Foundation
16 Holly Tree Lane
Attn: Faye Wurm
 Highlands, NC 28741


Donate in Honor or Memory

You can always make a donation made in honor or memory of a loved one. Please note that you will receive the tax receipt and benefit. We will send a card notifying either the honoree or the deceased person’s family that a gift was made in their honor.

  • If you donate online, please email us to let us know to whom you would like to dedicate your donation. We will send a card notifying either the honoree or the deceased person’s family that a gift was made in their honor.
  • If you donate by mail, simply include a note when you mail in your donation explaining that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone and including any recipient information if you want us to send a card notifying him/her of the donation.

Employee Giving and Corporate Matching Gifts

You can support the VinaCapital Foundation’s projects through payroll deduction with your employer. Many companies allow their employees to automatically have funds deducted from their paycheck on either a one-time basis or recurring each pay period. In addition, your company may have a matching gifts program, where they will match each employee’s donations to a cause.

Speak with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has such programs in place. If they do not, consider letting them know that you’re interested. If you gain enough support among your colleagues, they may consider implementing one. Please contact us for more information.