Initiated since 2004, AmCham Community Development Fund (Grants Allocation) is part of AmCham’s annual community activities. The program aims to support smaller Local Organizations in Ho Chi Minh City area and southern Vietnam that may not have easy access to large grants from international foundations. Simultaneously, AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) also provides a bridge for entrepreneurs and students from AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae (ASA) to give back to the community.
The ACDF Team consisted of more than 10 Vietnamese volunteers from AmCham companies’ staff and AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae. As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group, these volunteers also support many CSR programs of AmCham. Click here to view Volunteer Recruitment and Join us to become a Volunteer
AmCham’s CDF program has four main priorities: Supporting Education, Promoting Health and Wellness, Building Strong Community
In 2013, the priority is Promoting Health and Wellness.
Help AmCham member firms and staff involvement in raising and allocating resources, effectively and efficiently, to support building strong communities in Vietnam. As part of AmCham CSR Working Group, the Grants Allocation team wants to provide transparent and accountable grants to small local organizations.
Building community programs under the mission “of the Vietnamese people, by the Vietnamese people and for the Vietnamese people”, with involvement of diverse community groups, through voluntary giving and action.
To apply for 2013 program, please click here to download the Application
-July 15: Public/send out Program information and application
-August 16: Deadline to receive Application
-August 16: Training for new volunteers
-August 17: Screening application by AmCham team
-August 24: Meeting with Grant Allocation Team. Set up team and plan for site check.
-September 15-29: Site check
-October 11: Deadline for site check report
-November 2: Final meeting to select best projects
-January 7, 2014: Grant Award Ceremony