Organisation

ACNC TickVIETNAM FOUNDATION is a non-profit, non-government, humanitarian organisation. It aims to give some helping hands to the poor and disadvantaged in Vietnam, especially those who live in remote rural areas, so that they have opportunities to improve their living condition and break out of poverty.

VIETNAM FOUNDATION was formed in December 1995 and registered in Sydney, NSW, Australia, as a public company limited by guarantee (ACN 071 999 838). The Foundation is also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) as a charity with ABN 60 071 999 838. The Foundation is the holder of permit number CFN 15347-NSW (from NSW Fair Trading) to raise funds for charity purposes.

VIETNAM FOUNDATION is also an approved organisation under the Overseas Aid Gift Deductibility Scheme (OAGDS) of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT). The Foundation operates the “VNF Vietnam Relief Fund” to support its aid projects in Vietnam. The “VNF Vietnam Relief Fund” was granted Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on 13 November 2018. Therefore, from that day on, all donations of $2.00 or more to the fund from tax payers in Australia are tax deductible.

VIETNAM FOUNDATION is governed by a Board of Directors who are directly elected by members. The Directors receive no remuneration. They elect:

  • an Executive Committee to manage the Foundation’s overall operations and,
  • a Management Committee to manage the “VNF Vietnam Relief Fund” to ensure that its operations conform to the OAGDS’s guidelines and ATO’s regulations.

All work by the Foundation are carried out by volunteers in both Australia and Vietnam. The Foundation therefore does not have any paid employee.

All staff, volunteers and project partners of the Foundation have to agree to and comply with its Child Protection policy and Counter-Terrorism policy.

All financial accounts of the Foundation are audited by an independent registered auditor.

VIETNAM FOUNDATION’s Executive Committee for 2017-2018 consists of:

Dr Lý Gia Nhẫn (President)
Mr Nguyễn Văn Hào (Vice-President)
Mr Trương Quang Minh (Vice-President)
Ms Lê Tịnh Tiến (Treasurer)
Mr Lê Bá Hồng (Secretary)

Other members of the Board of Directors are:

Prof Trần Nam Bình
Mr Đinh Thanh Hải
Ms Siew Hong Teoh
Dr Mai Viết Thủy
Dr Dương Tấn Trung

VIETNAM FOUNDATION‘s Management Committee for the “VNF Vietnam Relief Fund” for 2017-2018 consists of:

Prof Trần Nam Bình
Dr Daniel Minh Nguyễn
Ms Lê Tịnh Tiến
Dr Lý Gia Nhẫn
Dr Mai Viết Thủy

VIETNAM FOUNDATION’s Representatives in Vietnam:

Associate Professor Nguyễn Thiện Tống
Associate Professor Huỳnh Công Hoài
Ms Nguyễn thị Huyền Trân
Dr Lưu Thái Danh

VIETNAM FOUNDATION’s Contacts:

Mail: 137 Lancelot St, Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
Email: mail@vietnamfoundation.org.au

VIETNAM FOUNDATION’s Auditor:

Greg Boston,
Camphin Boston
Level 5, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, 2000, Australia

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