Collective Philanthropy Project

The Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) is an initiative for Vietnamese students and community organizations to collaborate and partner with in working towards one charitable cause. The idea was to create momentum for a collective effort under one philanthropic campaign. CPP assists North American Vietnamese nonprofit/philanthropic organizations to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative partnership with UNAVSA and its constituent groups.

How CPP works


  • The liaison between UNAVSA and non-profits interested in being the next CPP beneficiary
  • The top 2-3 applicants are voted at UNAVSA’s Annual Leadership Conference


  • Raises awareness of the current CPP beneficiary’s mission, vision, and programs
  • Drives fundraising and campaign efforts for the beneficiary


  • Works with previous beneficiaries to ensure the completion of intended projects

  • Oversees and tracks fund distribution to beneficiaries

  • Financial progress reports


  • Maintains relationship between UNAVSA and past CPP applicants & beneficiaries

  • Showcases the impact of previous CPP projects

  • Opportunities to engage with other non-profits

2022-2023 CPP Beneficiary

One Body Village

One Body Village is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999 to bring hope to sexually abused and exploited children, particularly in Southeast Asia. One Body Village’s name was derived from an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for a child to experience and grow in a safe environment.

CPP Fellowship

Fellows will be part of a three-month-long paid and remote fellowship where they will be paired with an organization currently addressing human rights and living conditions in Vietnam. 

The goal of this program is to provide fellows with important skills that are heavily desired by employers in the workplace while offering them the ability to expand their professional network and gain knowledge about non-profits serving Vietnamese communities.

Applications are now open from April 17th through May 6th! Click the link below to learn more.

CPP Audit Reports

Interested in learning more about the previous Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) Beneficiaries and their impact on the Vietnamese community? The CPP team is excited to release monthly infographics in 2023 highlighting the impact of our collaborations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The basic qualifications and requirements for any organization to be considered for CPP funding are as followed:

  •  Organization must have 501(c)(3) or equivalent status as a non-profit
  •  The organization’s mission and purpose aligns with UNAVSA’s mission, vision, and values 
  • Must serve within the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community
  • International organizations are welcome to apply 

Involvement looks different year-to-year and UNAVSA’s job is to equip constituent schools and regions with the necessary information they need to inform their members. Constituent members and regions engage in collaboration as well as friendly competition with one another to fundraise money and raise awareness of the selected CPP Beneficiary. Member schools may pledge quantitative amounts annually to demonstrate the growth, sustainability, and involvement of their local VSA. 

The best way to continue receiving information regarding the annual application process if not selected as the next beneficiary is to contact the CPP committee directly at [email protected]. We also recommend staying up to date with UNAVSA’s social media platforms. We are always open to exploring new ways to learn and partner with others!

Round 1 – Submitting the application:
The application consists of the CPP Application Form and an OPTIONAL video submission. These are reviewed by the CPP Preliminary Voting Board, which consists of the UNAVSA Executive Board, Cabinet Directors, and the CPP Selection Committee. A total of two to three organizations will be selected by the Preliminary Voting Board and will present their proposal to UNAVSA’s constituent members at our annual UNAVSA conference.

Round 2 – CPP Selection Session:
Each organization will present their purpose, goals and proposal to UNAVSA conference attendees. After presentations from each group, participants will discuss, comment, and ask questions about the organizations and their purpose. Attendees will then vote with their region for the organization they think deserves to be next year’s CPP Beneficiary. Results will be tabulated by the CPP Selection Committee and will be announced at the Gala Saturday evening.