Vietnam Foundation (VNF) was established in December 1995 by a group of former Colombo Plan scholars, Dr Dương Tấn Trung, Ms Lê Ngọc Lan, Ms Mai-Viết Thanh Tâm, Dr Mai-Viết Thủy, Dr Trần Kim Hoa and Mr Trần Văn Quan. From its inception, Vietnam Foundation has served as a bridge between Australia and Vietnam to bring relief and aids to poor people and disadvantaged communities in rural Vietnam, true to its motto Helping Hands From Australia.
Over the years, Vietnam Foundation has grown into one of the most recognised and trusted charity organisations within the Vietnamese community in Australia, and has touched the lives of thousands in Vietnam.
Our fund-raising events and activities do not just provide much needed funds for aid projects and programs in Vietnam, but also help preserve and promote Vietnamese culture and heritage in Australia, such as our ‘Saigon Through The Years” Symposium in 2018, World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music in 2015, and World Expo Paris 1900 Symposium in 2013. Our fund-raising dinners, such as the joint function with Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation in 2017, have become a much anticipated event in the social calendar of the Vietnamese community in Sydney.