The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) is a USA registered 501-c3 public charitable organization, registered as a foreign non-governmental organization in Vietnam. Founded in 2006, VCF supports the economic growth of Vietnam through healthcare and education programs for those who are disadvantaged and underserved. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.
VCF’s grassroots medical programs include Heartbeat Vietnam which funds children’s heart surgeries, including pre- and post-operatives care, as well as, Rural Outreach Clinics to screen children in remote areas, and cancer treatment programs for children. VCF initiatives also include prevention and treatment for poor children with Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Medical capacity building programs include Critical Response – advanced emergency training courses for healthcare workers along with emergency equipment; Clean Water systems for healthcare centers and schools; Survive to Thrive – neonatal care training and equipment. VCF’s nationwide education initiative, Brighter Path, is an empowerment 7 year scholarship program including mentoring and soft skills training for disadvantaged but academically talented ethnic minority girls.
VCF’s vision is a Vietnam where everyone shares in the economic benefits. Across every program runs deep commitments to women’s rights, gender equality, improved nutrition, environmental protection and poverty reduction.