We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation, Kopernik Marketplace, and YCAB Foundation in
Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family.
They are all part of TechSoup Asia,
which serves charities in the Philippines, Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand — and now Vietnam and Indonesia.
is a nonprofit collaborative venture between TechSoup Global and its
local nonprofit organization partners, Connecting Up Australia and the Hong Kong
Council of Social Service.
The VietNet Information Technology and Communication Center
is a Hanoi-based NGO working in information technology and communication.
The Center was established in 2007 by the Vietnam Scientific
Association for Development of Talents, Human Resources. VietNet-ICT’s vision
is to narrow the digital divide by providing ICT access to poor people in
The organization has a particular mission to help charities (particularly those who work to aid women) and to promote gender equality.
VietNet-ICT also actively participates in policy discussions
to formulate laws and policies relating to information, technology, and communication
towards sustainable development and equity.
LIN Center for Community Development serves grassroots nonprofits and individual and corporate philanthropists located in and
around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In addition to providing direct support to
local nonprofits, LIN also serves as a vehicle through which
donors can effectively contribute their knowledge, energy, and resources to
support these nonprofits. In its effort to help local people to meet local needs, LIN
aims to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic environment and
strengthen the communities.
program helps Vietnamese nonprofits to build staff capacity, apply for grants,
and recruit skilled volunteers. It also matches philanthropists with volunteer
opportunities and funding recommendations.
The LIN mission is to foster a culture of philanthropy and social responsibility by
providing support services to local nonprofits, skilled volunteers,
and donors who are committed to building strong communities.
Listen and understand the challenges faced by individuals and organizations
working to strengthen our community.
Inspire individuals and organizations to overcome their challenges and
make a difference in the community.
Nurture individuals and organizations by providing the tools, best practices,
resources, and services that can help them achieve their goals.
They also have wonderfully egalitarian set of core values:
Indonesia-based ASEAN Foundation was launched in 1997 by leaders of the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The foundation's mission is to help bring
about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all ASEAN countries, which
comprise Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Vision 2020 foresees ASEAN "as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward
looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in
partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies, as
well as a community conscious of its history, aware of its cultural heritage
and bound by a common regional identity."
The ASEAN Vision 2020 also
intends to "use the ASEAN Foundation as one of the instruments to address
issues of unequal economic development, poverty and socio-economic
ASEAN Foundation is mandated to play an active role in supporting the
implementation of the ASEAN Social Cultural Community Plan of Action, which includes promoting access to Information
and Communication Technologies (ICT) resources for disadvantaged groups (youth,
women, persons with disabilities, and rural communities).
promotes ASEAN awareness through language training, mass media, and youth
exchange activities (such as volunteer programs and youth camps).
YCAB Foundation is an NGO based both in New York and Jakarta, Indonesia. The program originated
in Indonesia in 1999, when Veronica
Colondam became concerned about increasing drug abuse and street crime
among Indonesia’s youth. This was happening at the same time as a rising rate of junior high and high school
YCAB is the abbreviation for the organization’s full name
in the Indonesian language, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, which translates to "loving the nation’s children foundation."
Founder and CEO Veronica Colondam was honored
as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2011.
Kopernik technology marketplace is a Bali,
Indonesia-based online marketplace of innovative, life-changing technologies
designed for the developing world. It uses a crowd-funding matching system like
the famous Kiva.org system.
a list of current project funding requests here.
This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.
Close this window