VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) is a USA registered 501-c3 public charitable organization, registered as a foreign non-governmental organization in Vietnam. Founded in 2006, VCF aims to support the economic growth of Vietnam through healthcare and education programs. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.
VCF’s grassroots medical programs include Heartbeat Vietnam which funds heart surgeries, including pre- and post-operative care, as well as, Rural Outreach Clinics to screen children in remote areas. Medical capacity building programs include Critical Response – provides advanced emergency training courses for healthcare workers, emergency equipment, and clean water systems for healthcare centers and schools in remote areas; Survive to Thrive – improving Neonatal Care in Vietnam, and the International Symposium for Pediatric Care- educating doctors. VCF’s education initiative, A Brighter Path, is an empowerment and a 7 year scholarship program for disadvantaged but academically talented ethnic minority girls to develop communities and reduce poverty.
VCF initiatives also include advocacy, prevention, and treatment for poor children with Retinopathy of Prematurity and the National Hearing Mission. The National Hearing Mission identifies children and adults suffering from hearing loss, provide professional medical diagnosis and corresponding devices to correct and/or improve hearing, establish speech therapy if needed and ensure free maintenance and adjustments for each patient in the future.