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VinaCapital Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International

Mission: VCF/Heartbeat Vietnam is dedicated to improving the health and education of poor children accross Vietnam.

Results: Provided life-saving heart operations to over 5,500 children suffering from congenital heart defects; provided free health care to over 77,000 poor Vietnamese children in the rural areas; provided over 120 crash carts to rural hospitals; trained over 700 doctors and nurses in pediatric advanced lifesaving skills; and provided 74 university scholarships to poor but academically-talented female ethnic minority students.

Target demographics: disadvantaged children

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 35,000 children

Geographic areas served: Vietnam

Programs: 1. Heartbeat Vietnam: Heart Operations, Family Grants, Continuing Care, and mobile medical Outreach Clinics 2. Critical Response: pediatric emergency lifesaving training and crash cart donations 3. Survive to Thrive: improving the capacity for neonatal care with training and equiment donations 4. A Brighter Path: scholarships for female ethnic minority students

Community Stories

202 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are not enough words for me to describe how amazing my internship was with VinaCapital Foundation. I was a PR & Events Intern for 10 weeks. By the end of the summer, I felt like a member of the team, not just a temporary placement. The team exposed me to every program, and I had the opportunity to engage directly with our beneficiaries and supporters. I led long-term projects that would support VCF in the long-term, and I felt I was making a meaningful contribution to their work. VCF thrives on mentorship, openness, and support. Each employee is full of compassion and dedication towards the organization's mission. The culture of care at VCF is fully employed towards our beneficiaries, but also our team members. Your team members invest in your personal goals and growth. They stress your value to the life-saving work they do. As an organization, VCF is full of heart. It thinks deeply about how to best help its beneficiaries. It works as hard as it can to save as many lives as it can, every single day. It engages with the community in a variety of ways, and fosters relationships across the country. I am grateful for the chance to work here. I will never forget my time at VinaCapital Foundation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a high school senior from the CIS. I worked for the VinaCapital Foundation as part of my Co-op Placement program and the organization clearly provided me with an eye-opening experience. Not only did they help children with congenital heart defects, but they also help put things into perspectives for me. The employees are beyond friendly and it really felt like a family working here. What they are doing is truly inspiring and I would definitely consider going back, if opportunities arise, to volunteer at any of their event/programs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a high school senior who's doing an internship here. The employees are super friendly and very passionate about the health of children and the rights of ethnic minority girls. I visited a child who just got his surgery done in the hospital. Both donors and the doctor came in and expressed their care for the child. It's heart-warming to see the bright side of humanity. I would totally go back and volunteer in more programs again during my weekends.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s so fantastic for me to have a chance to work with VinaCapital at some social activities. They’ve helped children with treatment for congenital heart diseases. This is an amazing and rewarding organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great and rewarding organization, it has helped me gain more experience about social activities and learn how to share with people at work and young children. And it is thanks to the continuous work of everyone in the organization that more and more children are helped in Vietnam. How wonderful it is

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Violet N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Living in a bright life full of loves and cares from my parents, enjoying every moment I have, and having a good health condition, my life seems to be too perfect to believe on the darker side of this society. I had always known there are rich and poor people in this world but my thought had never gone further from the differences between social classes. I can call myself ignorance, but are we all unaware of some parts in life? Because of our unfamiliarities to world's numerous problems, it does not mean that we deserve any blame. It means we need to experience more in order to be more open minded. As a normal student, with my little knowledge and skills, I have nothing but my desire to learn more about the world, about the hardships other people are carrying. I chose to work at VinaCapital Foundation, a charity program that supports, both mentally and financially, to all poor children in Vietnam, who have heart disease, in order to share burdens with their parent and guardian. Just for a month working at VCF, I have learned more than what I have known for eighteen years. Different cases from different children brought different surprises to me, helping me to recognize my ignorance. A family of four members are living in a 10-meter-squared house, how can it possible? Total monthly incomes of a small family of three people are only 500,000 VND, how can they well spend it for their living expenses? Reading cases, I feel like I am the luckiest girl in this world who is living a life without any concern. Reality slapped hard on my face. Small house and low income, there are people living in a very tight budget and poor condition like those I have known. With all my ability, I tried my best to help those children by writing them emotional cases to help them having a helpful aid from donors. Without a chance volunteering at VCF, I think I would never learn and understand that life is such a challenging path for some people since I have no major challenge in life. The more I know about those poor children, the more I admire them. At very young age, they seem to suffer enough due to their family's tight budget but their health is their biggest concern. I wonder where they get all the strengths and courages to overcome every problem in life. Thanks to VCF, thanks to a month volunteering and working through different cases, I have a chance to open my mind, a chance to be more aware of this society, a chance to improve myself, and a chance to spread cares to people who are in needs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even though I participated for the internship in this organization for not a very long time but I recognized its work ethic from everyone and how kind they are. The experience is absolutely amazing, from gathering information or talking to the patients, it completely changes my perspective about how non-profit organizations work. I truly believe if Vietnam gonna have more people like this, people who willing to work extra hours to help others, we will be such a great country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization, which has been doing a lot of meaningful charity work for underprivileged children across Vietnam. Charity and fund-raising events are held mostly every month. Having a chance to work here is also a gift since the officers and staff are all extremely friendly and supportive. Hope that one day I can be back and together with VinaCapital Foundation donate more to the children.

Ratul M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned at VinaCapital Foundation for 3 weeks this year. It was a really great experience. The staff are very friendly and also work very hard. This stands as a testament to the amount of children that they help save every year through their various medical aid and empowerment programs. I hope they get continued support from their donors for a long time and are able to save many more children all around Vietnam.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's such amazing and honored for me to working at VinaCapital Foundation. Life saving and woman empower are our main targets to focus on. In July 2019, it's great chance to reunion all 50 ethic girls at Dream meeting for Brighter Path project. The workshop included the sexual and reproductive health, communication and public speaking, CPR and emergency first aid. Love to see our girls growing up and confident day by day!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been at Vina Capital Foundation interning and volunteering for the past two weeks. My time there was outstanding and remarkable. This was all thanks to the hardworking, friendly and amazing staff. The Vina Capital Foundation is absolutely the greatest and kindest organization there is. From the marketing team to the accounting crew, everyone is so wonderful to be around. They try extremely hard to give kids all around Vietnam the best and are significantly dedicated to what they do. It definitely shows in their great outcome and their actions will be recognized. They’ve helped children with heart surgeries, education and more! Without them, the children they’ve helped wouldn’t be as happy and healthy as they are now. Truly, a fantastic foundation!

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Anh T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a scholar girl in the A Brighter Path program. I'm really really thankful and appreciate for the scholarship which changes my whole life. I hope the VinaCapital Foundation will motivate donors all over the world and mobilize more donations to help children in Vietnam. Thank you ❤

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Khanh.Haa

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern at VCF for 1 a half months. It's great to be a member of VCF. I have learned a lot from the staff here. Wish VCF will grow more and more to bring new life to more children.

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Scarlett R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Khanh, and all of what I can say that everyone in VCF and their work are so amazing.
I am really happy and enjoy working with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


I know VCF through ohido partner. Clean water to people is a very meaningful program.

I think it needs to be promoted and replicated not only in hospitals but also in schools and public centers.
VCF partners are great. I love you all
" MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE PURE "

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2 Phong H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a chance to work with VCF in a project for children's heartbeat in Vietnam. I feel this project is a meaningful activity for disadvantaged children at hometown and highland area.

I hope that VCF will expand more significant project to bring more hopes and smiles for Vietnamese people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi everybody. my name is tuyen I feel very happy to be one of fifty girls in the Vu A Dinh scholarship project and I love everyone in the project

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi. I'm Nhien .i am participating in a scholarship project of Vinacapital foudation .I'm very happpy because of this, where i can meet new friends ,learn group skills and visit new lands,...Wish funds VCF is more successful, expanding activities,... I love everyone.

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Tien N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i worked with the vinacapital for many times. they are great !!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! Help children with heart dease.

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