In the face of a global pandemic, LIN saw a life-threatening risk to our local nonprofit community and late responses would carry manifold effects. Swiftly we conducted a survey on NPO coping capacity from which it was revealed to us that up to 85% of the NPOs reported they required immediate support within 6 months in order to continue their causes. As a result, LIN set up the Covid-19 Response Community Fund scheme and was able to fundraise an enough amount to support a total of 10 organizations, roughly VND 50 million per organization. The fund fundamentally supported the organizations to maintain the delivery of their core programs, services and overhead costs to get through one of the most crucial crises. In June 2020, 10 organizations were assessed and approved of fund disbursement.
Apart from financial support, on 28th May, 2020 LIN facilitated an online session to help NPOs in need to share experience of responding to a pandemic. Through the website philoinhuan.org, NPOs were also connected to non-financial resources focusing on knowledge sharing and advisory on fundraising, and donor connections, or skilled volunteering in program coordination, information technology and financing. These efforts put in by LIN have been a great help to our nonprofit community. The organization has once again showcased the ability to adapt and innovate when the time calls for it, and continues to present itself as one of the most successful local nonprofit organizations with a high capability for resilience and social impacts.
Fundraising efforts continue to support another batch of 20 of our NPOs to keep them on track to their missions for vulnerable communities in Vietnam.