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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

172 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as a volunteer at VCF. During my time there, i've had an amazing experience with them and get to participate in many meaningful activities.
For me, VCF is a very special organization that always doing their best in order to create a brighter future for children.

Duy L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern for VCF, I have had a meaningful internship for my student life. During the time i interned here, i met many childrend's family that got help from VCF . They are those who have to do anything to a single buck for their life. We could say that VCF is a last chance for those children who can hardly fight for their life. I am so proud to be a part of VCF and HeartbeatVN in particular.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are working with VCF for 2 years for preventing infant blindness project and VCF is providing a wonderful supporting in administration, accounting and fundraising activities. Their professional working system is the reason we want to co-operate in our program's next phases.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to work with VCF as a volunteer and now i have the chance to study and experience my internship here. I joined VCF so that i can help make a change to the children' lives and by that, we are joining hands to fund surgeries everyday for the children who have heart defects. People at VCF are fighting a great battle, and I'm a part of it. There's nothing I could be more proud of than this.

SAVING CHILDREN LIVES EVERYDAY
ONE GOOD DEED CAN CREATE A CRIPPLE EFFECT
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

ntdanh

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There was a great chance for me to work with VCF on providing online courses of IMCI to Soc Trang hospital. Hope that it will help not only doctors and nurses there but also hundred of children in Vietnam.

It would be greater if I have more chances to collaborate with VCF in later courses and other projects.

Well done and keep up the good work!
Danh, Nguyen

My N.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I’ve been a donor as well as sponsor of VCF for at least 6 years and will be for the rest of our journey. They have given heart surgery for 6,000+ childern of Vietnam. We ourself contributed to save 8 hearts. We are so proud of our contributions in a great cause.

Keep up the hard work and never give up. Thank you very VCF for a well done job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm volunteer of take care the deaf people who from VCF hearing mission at Danang and I'm so proud become the person can take care all of them

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We cooperate with VCF for Hearing Mission, they are so so greatful NGO what I knew and I would like to give them our thankful

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a doctor working in a mountainous district with many difficulties many children are seriously ill because thay are far from medical centers and people are very low so thay are often very sick to be admitted to medical facilities. to cure. Health faccilities lack emergency equipment when children are seriously ill. Mortality is still high

Donor

Rating: 5

The VC foundation help much for poor people in our rare ethnic area from training the medical knowleges and also uptodate some skills for nurses and doctors in this area to improve their abilities to solve and help much for good health in further location.
Many thanks VCF!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern for VCF for 3 months during the summer. During the 3 months, I managed to accomplish what I wanted from this opportunity which was to see what actually happened behind-the-scenes at NGOs, and although I mainly worked with the Heartbeat team I now have a much clearer understanding of the amount of work that goes on. Most importantly, I have seen that VCF is an organisation based on providing people with opportunity. VCF is an organisation that is truly trying to help the people of Vietnam, from providing girls living in rural areas with education and employment, children with congenital heart defects with life-saving surgery, doctors and medical students with further education and equipment, and everything in-between. The people I worked with at VCF, and especially in the Heartbeat team are true testaments to what the organisation stands for, and I will bring my experience at VCF which me wherever I go in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked here as an intern for 2 months, and it was such a great experience that I honestly want to come back and work there someday when I finish my study.

At first it was quite boring, obviously: scanning, photocopying, sending mails, etc,.. but after awhile when the staffs feel like I can do more, they really did try finding something more interesting for me to do. This was my first internship, and I think I have asked way too many questions, but they always answer in the best way possible.

The main task for me there was writing biographies of the kids with heart defects . Yes, it was boring, it was endless, and after times you feel like you cannot progress a single word anymore. But lucky for me, I found my way to get through that. I heard many stories from other team members of when they go on Clinic Outreach, when they tried to contact a kid's family, or when they heard a simple reply "She's death." on the phone. Too many stories, some was sad, some was funny, some was weird, and some was so emotionally moving that I kept thinking of it weeks later. I think those stories are what I was there for. More than the goal of saving children, they also acts as a link to connect people to people. I tried to understand the story behind each biography I wrote, although it was exhausting, but it was worthy.

I just love this place and all them members there sooo much!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am grateful to Vinacapital Foundation (VCF) for being a volunteer of Scar of life 7. I have had previous experiences, as well as I, had a chance to make new friends in here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very happy to work here
Everyone here is very enthusiastic with me and giving me new lessons, experiences
Thank you all for helping me finish my job and always be enthusiastic. I am extremely happy to have new friends

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very happy and happy to be working at the VCF
This is a good environment for learning and experiencing. I am impressed by the way people support each other, and the extremely active and enthusiastic
Thanks to VCF for giving me memories and learning to do here

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a good program, it helps many people and support them have better life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of the girls who had received the scholarship from VCF, I would like to thank VCF for supporting, changing our lives. We can not be us like today without your help. More than an organization, VCF is our home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3-month internship at VCF was a valuable experience as I got to meet incredible people and learn many new things. Many thanks to all VCF staff, who have built a cozy family-like working environment, with respect, common goals and communication, as well as supported me like a family member during my time here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became connected to the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) via my public health graduate program. While my internship was only three weeks, I learned so much from VCF's team of dedicated, compassionate staff and volunteers. I hope to continue my relationship with VCF after I return to the U.S.! Thank you!

Faraaz M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered at VinaCapital in January 2017. This is truly an exceptional organization, because of its hospitality, its professionalism and its dedication.