The Covid-19 outbreak has hit hard on the Nonprofit community in Vietnam, posing numerous challenges on the organizations’ ability to survive and carry on their mission.

Many of them have been forced to cancel or postpone their planned fundraising and program activities for the year 2020. The delayed activities cause many local nonprofits to face financial and operational instability.
In April, LIN conducted a survey of our 42 local NPO partners and learned that at least 30 nonprofits in our network will face substantial operational issues over the next six months. You can read the full result of our latest survey here. These organizations operations in various fields such as healthcare, humanitarian relief, environment and nature and education & children and youth development. Their suspend of service would lead to a sequence of unfortunate events for their direct beneficiaries.

WHAT IS THE COVID-19 COMMUNITY FUND?

Our network of 400 nonprofit organizations has expressed challenges faced in their operations and respective communities in which they serve. Local nonprofits, with limited resources, typically operate under a very thin funding reserve.

This URGENT funding will ensure organization with the most desperate need can survive over the next three to six months, and continue to serve their beneficiaries.

LIN Community Center is mobilizing resources from the donor community to set up a COVID-19 Community Fund to help local nonprofit organizations to continue serving their beneficiaries; in which many are of the most marginalized population in Vietnam.

 

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.

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

HOW DOES THE FUND WORK?

OUR FUNDRAISING TARGET

We want to raise 1.6 billion VND (~$68,000) to support 30 nonprofits with an estimated fund of 50 million VND per NPO in need. Let’s support the local nonprofits of Vietnam!

How to Donate:

  1. 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
  2. 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#/

 

Your inputs are extremely important to us as well, if you have any ideas on how we can build a strong partnership to propel this fund into a success, please contact Ms Kelly at kelly.vo@linvn.org, we are willing to discuss and make it happen soon.

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/