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Top Nonprofit Organizations in Vietnam

Heba Rahman
5 mins

Vietnam's nonprofit landscape is teeming with dedicated organizations and individuals working tirelessly to create positive change and uplift communities. In this article, we delve into the inspiring world of Vietnam's top nonprofit organizations, each driven by a unique mission and a passion for social impact.

From providing essential healthcare services and education to environmental conservation, poverty alleviation, and women empowerment, these nonprofits are at the forefront of addressing pressing issues and driving transformational change across the country. What’s more? Each of these organizations has been vetted by Goodera.

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List of Top Nonprofit Organizations in Vietnam

Clean up Vietnam

Focus Area(s): Environmental Sustainability 

Primary Beneficiary: Environment 

Clean Vietnam is an organization that wants to engage and inspire the youth, communities, and businesses to take action in changing the way communities dispose of waste and the way they look at the local community spaces.

MANTA Sail Training Centre

Focus Area(s): Environmental Sustainability 

Primary Beneficiary: The Fishermen Community, Environment 

Founded in 2010, MANTA Sail Training Centre is the first and only social enterprise in Vietnam that aims to promote human and environmental health via watersports. MANTA’s watersports-trained fishermen teach watersports to guests; in turn, guests support sustainable development goals and alternative livelihood for fishers.

Hearts for Hue (H4H)

Focus Area(s): Education, Healthcare

Primary Beneficiary: Disadvantaged Groups 

Hearts for Hue (H4H) is a local NGO established in Hue City, Vietnam, in 2007 with a mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through education, health care, and livelihood support programs. It focuses on key areas of social and economic development such as microfinance, community service, health care, and the environment.

Caritas Da Lat

Focus Area(s): Community Upliftment, Healthcare

Primary Beneficiary: Economically Disadvantaged Groups 

Caritas Da Lat serves people, giving priority to those who are poor in both material and spiritual life, abandoned, marginalized, and lacking primary human living conditions with their programs: 

  • Savings Program – Microcredit 
  • Sustainable Agriculture Program
  • Medical - Disability Program
  • Life Protection Program
  • PLD (People-Led Development) Program

Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

Focus Area(s): Environmental Sustainability

Primary Beneficiary: Environment, Community 

The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS addresses development issues in Vietnam, focusing on climate change for environment protection, women through sustainable livelihood support, children support through social inclusion, youth development through international exchange, and non-formal education.

Chicken Minds

Focus Area(s): Education

Primary Beneficiary: Students

Chicken Minds is an academic project created to understand the difficulties of ninth-graders before the tenth entrance exam. Every mentor, head mentor, and member of Chicken Minds has experienced it themselves, and everyone knows that if the children don't get what they want, it's undesirable. Therefore, each member of the project tries and devotes all their heart to preparing the best for the children.

ECO Vietnam Group

Focus Area(s): Community Upliftment

Primary Beneficiary: Disadvantaged Communities

EVG takes responsibility as a bridge of trust between volunteers, sponsors, and disadvantaged communities in remote areas, including ethnic minorities. The vision is to better the local’s people life quality by the most simple community project, provide the knowledge and technology for the community to sustain themselves, educate young people about community responsibility, and develop the social mind in them.


Focus Area(s): Education

Primary Beneficiary: Children 

Ho Chi Minh City Children's Association is a non-profit social organization consisting of individuals, and organizations in Ho Chi Minh City with a shared interest in education, protection, and care for the children of Ho Chi Minh City. HCWA operates in accordance with Vietnamese law and is technically managed using child care and protection regulations stated by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

YUU Organization

Focus Area(s): Arts and Culture

Primary Beneficiary: Children, Youth

YUU Organization is an independent, non-profit youth organization operating in Ho Chi Minh City to develop a sense of self-responsibility for young people and educate ethnic minority groups' children in the highlands. Established in 2017, YUU Organization constantly attracts young people's participation, orients support, and empowers Vietnamese young people to participate in positive local community development.

Breast Cancer Network (BCNV)

Focus Area(s): Healthcare

Primary Beneficiary: Women 

Breast Cancer Network Vietnam is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control, which works to increase the early detection of breast cancer and improve women's quality of life in the community. They aspire to see a society where Vietnamese women and the community are equipped with the knowledge and skills to fight against breast cancer. All of their efforts are towards a future where there will be no more women dying from breast cancer.


Focus Area(s): Environmental Sustainability

Primary Beneficiary: Environment

GreenViet's full name is Green Viet Water Biodiversity Conservation Center, established in October 2012. The Center operates in Biodiversity Conservation in the Central Highlands region. Their focus is on research on biodiversity to develop a scientific database for conservation activities in the Central Highlands, communication and education to raise public awareness about biodiversity conservation, and providing information to state agencies, the press, and related organizations to mobilize the participation of the whole community in conservation activities.

Alliance Anti-Trafic (AAT)

Focus Area(s): Women empowerment 

Primary Beneficiary: Women, Children

Alliance Anti-Trafic (AAT) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that aims to protect women and children from sexual exploitation and trafficking in Southeast Asia. AAT opened two offices, one in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and one in Bangkok (Thailand), to manage projects in Southeast Asia. AAT in Thailand focuses on trafficking prevention and empowerment, protection, assistance, and return of victims and acting in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. AAT in Vietnam focuses its actions on community prevention and provides support for children and women at risk and victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.

This list is not exhaustive, and we'd love to amplify nonprofit voices and connect them to corporate volunteers who want to create meaningful impact.

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