According to our survey with LIN’s NPO partners measuring the impacts of COVID-19 on the non-profit sector, nearly 40% of those organizations that need immediate support to sustain their organization and activities are currently working in those Children & Women, Education and Youth Development & Employment areas.

It means that thousands of children and women and young people as the disadvantaged and marginalized population in Vietnam will suffer from the suspended or discontinued services provided by those NPOs.

The hardship is still not over!

Although the social distancing measures have been eased gradually and things are slowly getting back to normal in Vietnam. However, going back to normal can’t guarantee everyone will have the same opportunities to build back their life and continue to thrive.

Local non-profits, with limited resources, typically operate under a very thin funding reserve. This urgent funding will ensure organization with the direct need can survive over the next three to 6 months, and continue to serve their beneficiaries, provide much-needed support to its respective communities, ultimately leading to a positive ripple effect of stabilizing hundreds of households. Preventing a major disruption to services in the most vulnerable communities (as Children & Women, Education & Youth Development and Employment) in Vietnam will ensure a stronger recovery as communities recover from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE FUND?

NPOs who seek funding will submit a project proposal to LIN outlining their funding usage and their impact. Once being selected, funding will directly support individual beneficiaries of such NPO partner, the diverse groups of beneficiaries from this fund including:
-Providing supports to people whose jobs have been impacted due to COVID-19
-Paying salaries to teachers from disadvantaged youth development programs
-Providing necessary training for communities to cope with the pandemic
-Providing a working space for the duration of 6 months.

To understand how impacted and types of supports those NPOs are seeking for, please read our infographic, click here

LIN will conduct a survey at six-month post-funding distribution to evaluate the Community Fund’s impact.

How to Donate:

Bank Transfer:
Account Name: LIN Center for Community Development – TRUNG TÂM HỖ TRỢ PHÁT TRIỂN CỘNG ĐỒNG LIN
VND Account #: 007.100.5091855
USD Account #: Please contact LIN for account information
Name of Bank: Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, HCMC Branch (Vietcombank HCM)
Bank Address: 05 Me Linh Square – Ben Nghe Ward – District 1 – HCMC – Viet Nam

Online Donation: We have partnership with a fiscal sponsor Global Giving which enable residents of the U.S. and U.K. to make a tax-deductible contribution to LIN by wire transfer, credit card and/or check
• Donate on Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/lins-covid-19-community-fund/
• Donate on Give.Asia https://linvn.give.asia/campaign/covid-19-response-community-fund#/

If you are interested to become our corporate partners/sponsors for this Fund, please contact Ms. Kelly at kelly.vo@linvn.org. For more official communication about this Fund, please click here.

About LIN Center:
LIN Center for Community Development is a Vietnamese, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2009 to help local people address local needs. We seek to improve the quality of life of people, especially the marginalized groups in Vietnam by serving the local philanthropists (nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and donors) with our services of engaging people, providing resources, building capacity, and raising awareness about philanthropy and civil society’s needs. LIN currently has a network of more than 380 local nonprofit organizations, nearly 200 volunteers, and successfully organizes many programs for networking, capacity building, and support of local nonprofit organizations. LIN successfully built philoinhuan.org Website, an online portal that provides information on nonprofit activities in the South of Viet Nam and connects volunteers and businesses with nonprofit organizations. The Narrow the Gap Community Program, launched by LIN in 2009, has supported 121 community development projects to help more than 95,000 people. Find more about LIN at http://linvn.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/LINCenter/