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ADRA (Affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist)
Phone: 84-4-34-6230
Contact: Dennis Tidwell, Associate Director

Aid to Children Without Parents, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 408-226-7031
Fax: 408-226-1253

Founded in 1988, ACWP is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides advocacy for, and assistance to unaccompanied refugee minors in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines detention camps, and recently to repatriated unaccompanied refugee minors in Vietnam, including other children who are at risk.

Through social services and relief organizations in the various countries, ACWP provides food, clothing, educational materials and services, youth and sports programs, sponsors Mid-Autumn, Christmas and Tet celebrations, and sends teachers to the camps on year-long assignments.

Address: San Jose CA, 951

Aid TO Southeast Asia, Inc.
Phone: 612-378-9491
Fax: 612-378-9479
Contact: Steven A. Sherlock
Address: Minneapolis MN, 554

Amerasian Network, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 714-964-6671

Vietnamese address is:
285/11/3 Cach Mang Thang Tam St.
District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fax: (848) 862-5637
Phone: (848) 862-6066

Address: Fountain Valley CA, 927

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Phone: 212-697-1505
Fax: 212-949-8058
Contact: Steven Wheatley
Address: New York NY, 100

Asia Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-982-4640
Fax: 415-392-8863
Contact: Barnett F. Barron, Vice President

Address: San Francisco CA, 941

Asia Society
Phone: 212-288-6400

Address: New York NY, 100

Asian Cultural Council
Phone: 212-373-4300
Fax: 212-315-0996
Contact: Ralph Samuelson, Director

Address: New York NY, 101

Australia-Vietnam Science Technology Link
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 (6) 254-0166
Contact: Vern Weitzel

Bridge to Asia
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (510) 834-3082
Phone 2: (510) 834-1919
Fax: (510) 834-0962

Address: Oakland CA, 946

California State University-Fullerton
Phone: 714-773-3163
Contact: Mary Kay Crouch
Address: Fullerton CA, 926

Calvin College
Phone: 616-957-6234
Contact: Charles Strikwerda
Address: Grand Rapids MI, 495

Case Western Reserve University
Phone: 216-368-6321
Phone 2: 216-368-8664
Contact: Karen Olness
Address: Cleveland OH, 441

Center for Asian & Pacific Studies
Phone: 503-346-5087
Phone 2: 503-346-0802
Contact: Margo George
Address: Eugene OR, 974

Center for International Studies & Programs
Phone: 419-537-3527
Phone 2: 419-537-3527
Contact: James A. Van Fleet, Dr.

Address: Toledo OH, 436

Center for SE Asian Research; U.B.C.
Phone: 604-822-3814
Phone 2: 604-822-5207
Contact: Geoffrey B. Hainsworth, Director

Address: Vancouver BC, V6T

Centre de Vietnamologie, Canada
Phone: (514) 739-5257
Phone 2: (514) 252-8328
Fax: (514) 335-6801

Address: Montreal Qu, H2T

CHEER for Vietnam
Phone: 310-836-6410
Contact: Doan thi Nam-Hue, President

Address: Culver City CA, 902

Children's Cup International Relief
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 515-448-3720
Fax: 515-448-5110
Contact: Dave Ohlerking, President

Address: Eagle Grove IA, 505

Christian Children's Fund
Phone: 804-756-2700
Phone 2: 804-756-2718
Contact: Joy Carol, Director, Children and Family Services

Address: Richmond VA, 232

Colby College
Phone: 207-872-3266
Contact: Rob Weisbrot
Address: Waterville ME, 049

Columbia University
Phone: 212-304-5200
Phone 2: 212-305-7024
Contact: Regina McNamara, Dr.

Address: New York NY, 100

Committee on Economics Education & Research in Vietnam (CEERV)
Phone: 202-337-1814
Phone 2: 202-337-3109
Contact: Karen Baragona
Address: Washington DC, 200

Cornell University, Asian Studies
Phone: 607-255-3237
Contact: Randolph Barker
Address: Ithaca NY, 148

Council on International Educational Exchange
Phone: 212-661-1414
Phone 2: 212-972-3231
Contact: Andrew Shaw, Asst. Director, Asia & Australia Program

Address: New York NY, 100

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (714) 540-8438
Fax: (714) 751-7151
Contact: Nguyen, Cong Bang, Director

Volunteers for Improvements in Education & Techonology

Address: Fountain Valley CA, 927

East Meets West Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 510-763-7045
Fax: 510-763-6545
Contact: Mark Stewart, Executive Director

Address: Oakland CA, 940

East-West Center-Indochina Initiative
Phone: 808-944-7265
Phone 2: 808-944-7265
Contact: A. Terry Rambo, Dr.

Address: Honolulu HI, 968

Economics Institute
Phone: 303-492-3000
Phone 2: 303-492-3006
Contact: Anne Norwood
Address: Boulder CO, 803

Eleventh Engineers Viet Nam Revisited '89
Phone: 708-692-9119
Phone 2: 708-698-2675
Contact: Gene T. Spanos
Address: Rosemont IL, 600

Family Health International (FHI)
Phone: 919-544-7040
Phone 2: 919-544-7261

Address: Research Triangle Park NC, 277

Far East Help Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 305-752-6954
Fax: 305-387-1725
Contact: Ngoc Anh Huynh, Executive Director

Address: Miami FL, 331

Forum on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Fax: Dao N. Spencer

Address: New York NY, 100

Friends of Hue Foundation
Phone: (408) 226-7031
Fax: (408) 226-1253
Contact: [email protected]
Address: San Jose CA, 951

Friends of Vietnam
Phone: 703-568-3228
Fax: 703-JMU-FAXX
Contact: Roger Ford, Dr.

Address: Harrisonburg VA, 228

Fund for Reconciliation and Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-367-4220
Fax: 212-367-436
Contact: John McAuliffe, Executive Director

Address: New York NY, 101

Georgetown Center for Immigration Policy & Refugee Assistance
Phone: 202-298-0200
Contact: Harold Bradly, SJ

Address: Washington DC, 200

Georgetown Univ., Office International Pgms.
Phone: 202-687-5867
Contact: Susan Tinkard, Dr.

Address: Washington DC, 200

GERAC Faculty des sciences
Phone: 418-656-2133
Phone 2: 418-656-2114

Address: Laval PQ, G1K

Harvard Institute for International Development
Phone: 617-495-1134
Phone 2: 617-496-5245
Contact: Thomas J. Vallely, Director

Address: Cambridge MA, 021

Harvard-Yenching Institute
Phone: 617-495-3369
Phone 2: 617-495-7798
Contact: Edward J. Baker, Associate Director

Address: Cambridge MA, 021

Health Strategies Deakin: Centre for Health in Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 61-3-9244-6465
Phone 2: 61-3-9244-3741
Fax: 61-3-9244-6545
Contact: Les White
Address: Burwood Victoria, 312

Historic Hue Foundation
Contact: Mitsue Cook-Carlson

Contact 3: Thanh Lo Sananikone

Address: Honolulu HI, 968

HIV Educational Exchange for Health Care Workers in Vietnam
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 201-982-7410
Fax: 201-982-3268
Contact: Matthew Sarrel
Address: Newark NJ, 071

Hollins College
Phone: 703-362-6331
Phone 2: 703-362-6013
Contact: Roger Bowen, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Address: Roanoke VA, 240

Indochina Arts Project
Phone: 617-527-5670
Phone 2: 617-527-5670

Address: Newton Centre MA, 021

Indochina Interchange
Phone: 212-764-3925
Phone 2: 212-764-3896

Address: New York NY, 100

Indochina Studies Pgm. - East Asian Studies
Phone: 510-642-6539
Phone 2: 510-643-9930
Contact: Douglas Pike, Director

Address: Oakland CA, 956

Indochina Surgical Educational Exchange
Phone: 617-726-2817
Contact: John Constable, Dr.

Address: Boston MA, 021

Institute of International Education
Phone: 212-984-5453
Phone 2: 212-984-5465
Contact: William Smathers
Address: New York NY, 100

International & Area Studies-Vietnam
Phone: 510-642-5284
Contact: David Szanton, Executive Director

Address: Berkeley CA, 947

International Assistance and Adoption Project
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 423-886-6986
Fax: 423-886-7680
Contact: Dick Graham
Address: Signal Mountain TN, 373

International Projects and Programs Division
Phone: 61-3-9344-4789
Fax: 61-3-9347-3414
Contact: Graeme Brookes, Director

Address: Parkville Melbourne, 305

Johns Hopkins University; SAIS/FPI
Phone: 202-663-5818
Phone 2: 202-663-5782
Contact: Frederick Z. Brown, Director, Southeast Asian Studies

Address: Washington DC, 200

Joiner Center
Phone: 617-287-5850
Contact: Kevin Bowen
Address: Boston MA, 021

Lakewood Community College
Phone: 612-779-3430
Phone 2: 612-779-3417
Contact: Jon R. Wendt
Address: White Bear MN, 551

Phone: 714-531-1703

Address: Westminster CA, 926

Lua Viet Youth Association
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 201-327-3397

Address: Marlboro NJ, 077

Madison Indochina Support Group
Phone: (608) 244-9505
Fax: (608) 255-1800
Contact: Roy M. Boehm
Address: Madison WI, 537

Mennonite Central Committee
Phone: 717-859-1151
Phone 2: 717-859-2171
Contact: Ann Martin, Secretary for East Asia

Address: Akron PA, 175

National Conference of Vietnam Veteran Ministers
Phone: 508-222-7313
Contact: Philip G. Salois, President

Address: Attleboro MA, 027

National Council of Churches of Christ USA
Phone: 212-870-2075
Phone 2: 212-870-2055

Address: New York NY, 101

New York University School of Law
Phone: 212-998-6169
Contact: Jerome Cohen
Address: New York NY, 100

NW Regional Consortium of SE Asian Studies
Phone: 206-685-1577
Phone 2: 206-543-3285
Contact: Charles Keyes, Dr.

Address: Seattle WA, 981

Obor Foundation
Phone: 203-458-0155
Phone 2: 203-458-0157
Contact: Katherine Schas
Address: Guilford CT, 064

Operation Smile International
Phone: 804-625-0375
Phone 2: 804-626-0368
Contact: Wendy Reynolds
Address: Norfolk VA, 235

Oxfam America
Phone: 617-482-1211
Phone 2: 617-728-2595
Contact: Michael Bedford
Address: Boston MA, 021

Penn State University; HDFS
Phone: 814-865-1447
Contact: Kathleen Berry, Dr.

Address: Park PA, 168

Pittsburg State University
Phone: 316-235-4102
Phone 2: 316-232-7515
Contact: E. W. Hollenbeck, Assistant to the President

Address: Pittsburg KS, 667

Princeton University; Woodrow Wilson School
Phone: 609-258-6477
Phone 2: 609-258-2688
Contact: Karen Jerzierny, Assistant Dean

Address: Princeton NJ, 085

Private Agencies Acting Together (PACT)
Phone: 202-466-5666
Phone 2: 202-466-5669
Contact: Dao Spencer
Address: Washington DC, 200

Program for International Studies in Asia
Phone: 202-337-1977
Phone 2: 202-337-3109
Contact: Sherry Gray, Executive Director

Address: Washington DC, 200

Project Mercy
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 206.935.5205
Contact: Steve King

A non profit, 501(c)(3), humanitarian organization founded in 1992 in Seattle, Washington. Project Mercy focuses on bringing aid to orphaned and abandoned children in Vietnam. Currently, Project Mercy cares for 156 children in a network of supervised foster care homes in the Da Nang, Hoi An, Kontum, and Phu Bon areas. Long term project goals include construction and operation of a resident orphanage facility and children's medical clinic in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Address: Seattle WA, 981

S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center
Phone: 607-770-8522
Phone 2: 607-770-8623
Contact: Arnold Schecter
Address: Binghamton NY, 139

Phone: 607-777-2216
Phone 2: 607-777-4197
Contact: Martin Selden, Chairman

Contact 3: Martin Murray

Address: Binghamton NY, 139

Phone: 716-645-2077
Phone 2: 716-645-6198
Contact: Stephen Dunnett
Address: Buffalo NY, 146

San Francisco-Viet Nam Foundation
Phone: 510-651-1149
Contact: Delisa Leighton
Address: San Francisco CA, 941

School For International Training
Phone: 802-258-3287
Phone 2: 802-258-3296
Contact: Chris Deegan
Address: Brattleboro VT, 053

School of Communications and Office of International Programs-Vi
Phone: 305-284-2265
Phone 2: 305-284-3648
Contact: Thomas M. Steinfatt
Address: Coral Gables FL, 331

Social Assistance Program for Vietnam (SAP-VN)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 714-901-1997
Fax: 714-901-1997
Contact: Thanh Ngoc Nguyen
Address: Garden Grove CA, 928

Social Science Research Council
Phone: 212-661-0280
Phone 2: 212-370-7896
Contact: Mary Byrne McDonnell
Address: New York NY, 101

South-East Consortium for International Development (SECID)
URL: http:/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-628-4551
Fax: 202-628-4561

Address: Washington DC, 200

Southeast Asia Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 904-243-8488
Phone 2: 904-243-8489
Contact: Ted Schweitzer
Address: Ft. Walton Beach FL, 325

Southern Asian Institute, East Asian Institute
Phone: 212-854-4662
Contact: Jayne Werner
Address: New York NY, 100

St. Andrews College
Phone: 919-277-5251
Contact: Tom Williams
Address: Laurinburg NC, 283

The Asia Society
Phone: 212-288-6400
Phone 2: 212-517-8315
Contact: Scott Snyder
Address: New York NY, 100

The Asia Society/SoCal Center
Phone: 213-624-0945
Phone 2: 213-624-0158

Address: Los Angeles CA, 900

The Christina Noble Foundation of America
Contact: Glenn Meisenheimer
Address: Alameda CA, 945

The Consortium
Phone: 802-258-3124
Phone 2: 802-258-3128
Contact: Lynn Lederer
Address: Brattleboro VT, 053

The Earthstewards Network
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (206) 842-7986

Address: Bainbridge Island WA, 981

The Ford Foundation
Contact: Mark Sidel, Program Officer, Vietnam

Address: Bangkok, 103

The Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gia Hoa Ryan, Ms.

Address: Lorain OH, 440

The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Inc.
Phone: 215-249-0100
Phone 2: 215-249-9657
Contact: Grace Sum
Address: Perkasie PA, 189

The SUNY Brockport Vietnam Project
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-298-7869
Phone 2: 1-716-395-2119
Fax: 1-716-637-3218

One semester program offered in Fall, Srping, and Summer. The program provides an opportunity for American undergrads & grads to study at Danang U, Duy Tan U, and the School of Politics of Danang City while the students are involved in community service activities.

Address: Brockport NY, 144

U.S. Committee for Scientific Cooperation with Viet Nam
Phone: 608-263-4150
Phone 2: 608-262-2327
Contact: Judith L. Ladinsky, Professor

Address: Madison WI, 537

U.S. Information Agency
Phone: 202-619-5402
Phone 2: 202-619-5241
Contact: Wayne Peterson, Office of Academic Exchanges

Contact 3: Steve Koenig, Office of Citizen Exchanges
Karl Olsson, International Visitors Program; Elroy Carlson, Program Specialist/Citizen Exchanges

Address: Washington DC, 205

U.S.-Viet Nam Friendship Association
Contact: Beatrice Eisman, Co-Chair

Address: San Francisco CA, 941

U.S.C. International Students & Scholars
Phone: 213-740-2666
Phone 2: 213-749-9781
Contact: Dixon C. Johnson, Executive Director

Address: Los Angeles CA, 900

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
Phone: 212-870-2602
Contact: Patricia L. Magdamo, Vice President

Address: New York NY, 101

University of Arizona
Phone: 602-621-4321
Phone 2: 602-621-2088
Contact: John Olsen
Address: Tucson AZ, 857

University of Hawaii
Email: [email protected]
Phone 2: (808) 956-8564
Fax: (808) 956-5978
Contact: S. D. O'Harrow, Professor

Address: Honolulu HI, 968

University of Hawaii; Viet Nam Studies Committee, CSEAS
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 808-956-8521
Phone 2: 808-956-2688
Contact: Stephen O'Harrow, Dr.

Address: Honolulu HI, 968

University of Iowa
Phone: 319-335-0522
Contact: Russell Ciochon, Director of Projects

Address: Iowa City IA, 522

University of Notre Dame
Phone: 219-631-5014
Contact: Ann Hayner
Address: Notre Dame IN, 465

University of Oregon
Phone: 503-346-5087
Phone 2: 503-346-0802
Contact: Gerald W. Fry, Director

Address: Eugene OR, 974

University of Washington
Phone: 206-685-1577
Contact: Charles Hirschman
Address: Seattle WA, 981

University of Washington Library
Phone: 206-543-3986
Contact: Judith Henchy, Professor

Address: Seattle WA, 981

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: 608-263-4150
Phone 2: 608-262-2327
Contact: Judith L. Ladinsky, Professor

Address: Madison WI, 537

US-Vietnam Trade Council
Phone: 202-547-3800
Phone 2: 202-546-4784
Contact: Virginia Foote, Director

Address: Washington DC, 200

Vanderbilt University
Phone: 615-322-4076
Phone 2: 615-343-1175
Contact: Joel Covington, Director, MBA Program

Address: Nashville TN, 372

Veterans For Peace
Phone: 207-773-1431
Phone 2: 207-773-0804

Address: Portland ME, 041

Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project
Phone: 707-923-3357
Phone 2: 707-923-2939
Contact: Steve Stratford
Address: Garberville CA, 955

Vets With A Mission
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robert L. Peragallo, [email protected]

Incorporated in 1988, "Vets With A Mission" was founded by Vietnam vets who have come to terms with their own traumatic wounds from the Vietnam conflict and who are dedicated to bringing healing and reconciliation back to the people of a country which played such a pivotal role in our nation's history. "Vets With A Mission" is a non-political organization which seeks to alleviate the widespread suffering still victimizing the people of Vietnam. It strives to accomplish this through the compassionate, humanitarian efforts

Victoria University of Technology
Phone: 61-3-688-5000
Phone 2: 61-3-688-4805
Contact: Stephanie Fahey, Director, Center for Asia Pacific Studie

Address: Melbourne Victoria, 300

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (714) 540-8438
Fax: (714) 751-7151
Contact: Nguyen, Cong Bang, Chairman

(Volunteers for Improvements in Education and Technology
Office: 17150 Newhope Street, Suite 213, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-4250

Address: Santa Ana CA, 927

Viet/American Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415.299.2363
Fax: 415.299.2301
Contact: Eric Suba, M.D. - Executive

Address: San Francisco CA, 941

Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-847-9582
Contact: Ca Van Tran, Mr.

Address: McLean VA, 221

Vietnam Friendship Village Project
Phone: 408-425-7506
Phone 2: 408-425-3945
Contact: Ruben Gomez, Director

Address: Santa Cruz CA, 950

Vietnam Generation
Phone: 203-387-6882
Phone 2: 203-389-6104

Address: Woodbridge CT, 065

Vietnam Relief Effort
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 718-852-4419
Contact: Kathy Chu, founder

Address: Brooklyn NY, 112

Vietnam/Pacific Research Program U.C.S.D.
Phone: 619-534-5781
Contact: Stephen Haggard, Program Director

Address: La Jolla CA, 920

Vietnamese-American Peace Park
Phone: 608-244-9505
Fax: 608-255-1800
Contact: Roy M. Boehm
Address: Madison WI, 537

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (408) 885-1791
Fax: (408) 885-1721

Address: San Jose CA, 951

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Phone: 44-(0)181 780 2266
Fax: 44-(0)181 780 1326

Address: London, SW1

Volunteer Service Abroad - VSA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64-4-472-5759
Fax: +64-4-472-5052
Contact: Robert van Bentum, Asia Program Manager

In Vietnam
155 Phan Dinh Phung Street
PO Box 12, Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh
Ph +84-56-829589, Fax +84 56 829 855
[email protected]
Lesley Campbell, Field Rep

New Zealand

Volunteers In Asia
Phone: 650-723-3228
Phone 2: 650-725-1805
Fax: 650-725-1805
Contact: Christine Tran, Vietnam Program Director

Address: Stanford CA, 943

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development
Phone: 501-727-5435
Phone 2: 501-727-5242
Contact: Janet Sturgeon
Address: Morrilton AR, 721

World Education
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-254-8611
Fax: 802-254-8611
Contact: Connie Woodberry, Senior Program Officer

Address: Putney VT, 053

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-242-6387
Phone 2: 405/752-970

Address: Oklahoma City OK, 731

World Vision International
Phone: 818-303-8811
Phone 2: 818-301-7786
Contact: Braeme Irvine
Address: Monrovia CA, 910

Yale University
Phone: 203-432-2870
Phone 2: 203-432-7587
Contact: Ben Kiernan, Associate Professor

Address: New Haven CT, 065

Yale Viet Nam Education Fund
Phone: 203-655-0788
Phone 2: 203-353-2415
Contact: Nicole Vecchi
Address: New Haven CT, 065

The seed data for this list of NGOs was kindly provided by John Buquoi of Vietnamerican Business Development Services. We are grateful to John for his assistance.

John Buquoi can be contacted at:

                jbuquoi AT

                Vietnamerican Business Development Services
                7602 N. Jupiter, Suite 114-645
                Garland, TX 75044-2082

Please send all corrections and additions to [email protected].

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