The Vietnam Project, founded in December 1999 by Marv Freedman and Janie Oakes, became a 501(c)(3) publicly supported, tax exempt charity in May 2001.

The Vietnam Project is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to improve the quality of life for poor, disadvantaged, and disabled people in Vietnam.

We believe the highest expression of charity is to help people to help themselves.

Principal forms of assistance are micro grants for small business start up, vocational training, and education.

All recipients are personally evaluated. All funds are distributed by two members of our Board who travel to Vietnam once or twice a year at no expense to the Vietnam Project.

There are no third parties or intermediaries. All board members are volunteers. We have no rent, utilities, employees, or travel expenses. We have no political or religious agenda.

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