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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.

Messenger of Love (MOL)

2019-2020 CPP Beneficiary

Messengers of Love was founded in 2005, when the President, Theresa Tran got her community to sponsor an entire orphanage consisting of 25 children! She sponsored 3 kids but could not stand seeing the other kids without sponsors!

How CPP Works

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Selection

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

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

Audit

  • Works with previous beneficiaries to ensure completion of intended projects

  • Oversees and tracks fund distribution to beneficiaries

  • Financial progress reports

Engagement

  • Maintains relationship between UNAVSA and past CPP applicants & beneficiaries

  • Showcases impact of previous CPP projects

  • Opportunities to engage with other non-profits

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.

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.

Children of Vietnam

2018-2019 CPP Beneficiary

Children of Vietnam (COV) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 and based in North Carolina. COV is founded on the collective belief that every child should have the opportunity to develop their own potential. They have two overarching goals: To assist children and families in breaking the cycle of poverty, ill-health, and homelessness & To provide immediate aid to children and families in crisis.

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 2020 highlighting the impact of our collaborations.

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 2020 highlighting the impact of our collaborations.

FAQS

WHAT ARE THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CPP FUNDING?

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 
HOW DOES UNAVSA WORK WITH ITS CONSTITUENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ANNUALLY SELECTED PHILANTHROPY PROJECT?

Involvement looks different year-to-year. The most important part any organization can play in the campaigning phase is helping our members understand the CPP Beneficiary’s work and impact. Regions compete against each other to fundraise money and raise awareness. Membership schools may pledge quantitative amounts annually to demonstrate the growth, sustainability, and involvement of their local VSA.

HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING THE ANNUAL APPLICATION PROCESS IF NOT SELECTED AT THE COMING YEAR’S BENEFICIARY?

We recommend you monitor UNAVSA’s Facebook page, or subscribe to the UNAVSA mailing list for the latest updates about UNAVSA and CPP. We are also certainly always open to exploring other ways to learn and partner with each other!