Educational Institutions

Vietnam Project

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • www.vietnamproject.org

Mission Statement

The Vietnam Project, founded in 1999, believes that the highest expression of charity is to help people help themselves. Our mission is to give them the means to do so.

Main Programs

  1. Heart surgery for children
  2. Education
  3. Business start-up
  4. Houses
  5. Food

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Service Areas

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International

Vietnam

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Raphiel Benjamin MD

Keywords

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vietnam, business, education, blind, heart surgery

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EIN

85-0466371

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2010-2011 we paid for heart surgery for two children, built six houses, provided school supplies for 1,793 students in 11 towns, gave school clothes to 312 students, arranged for university scholarships for three students, gave cows to four families, gave coir spinning machines and 70 kilos of coir to 178 people, gave rice to 564 people and gave $3,000 to the Thua-Thien Hue Association for the Blind to improve one of their rural facilities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Heart surgery for children

Pay for heart surgery for children whose families cannot afford it.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Education

Provide school supplies and clothes to pre-school through high school students.  Provide university scholarships.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Business start-up

Help families get started in income producing activities.  Give people coir spinning machines.  Give people cows to raise.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Program 4

Houses

Build houses for families that do not have adequate shelter.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 5

Food

Buy rice for people who do not have enough to eat.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Vietnam

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Vietnam Project

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Raphiel Benjamin MD

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marv Freedman

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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