2013 AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) – In The News

AmCham Community Developement Fund 2013- Award Ceremony Agenda

Date: January 7, 2014

Location: Vietnam Room, New World Hotel

13:45pm: Welcome guests
14:00pm: Grant Agreement Exhibits Briefing (for Donees only)
14:15pm: Opening remark from AmCham’s Representative by Mr. Herb Cochran
14:20pm: Remark from Mr. Phuc Le – Grants Allocation Team Leader
14:25pm: 10 year ACDF Clip
14:30pm: Speech from Thien Chi Center
14:35pm: Award certificates
14:45pm: Photo session
15:00pm: Closing remark

2004-2013 AmCham Community Development Fund (Grants Allocation) Clip:

Summary of Projects Funded 2013

2013 ACDF Project Summary

Remarks by 2013 Donee at the AmCham Grants Award Ceremony on January 7, 2014


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AmCham ACDF 2012 – In The News



Update: 2012-09-11
Posted: 2012-01-03

AmCham Community Development Fund 2013 (ACDF)

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

2013 Timeline:

-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

Team Members (TBA)