About the Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) The creation of the Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) originated during the second UNAVSA Conference in 2005, in conjunction with the Vietnamese Interacting As One (VIA-1) Conference. The concept of an annual philanthropy campaign came when youth leaders and professionals were in search of a vehicle to further drive UNAVSA’s mission of developing leaders and regions, networking and a unifying voice outside the conference. The CPP is an initiative for Vietnamese student and community organizations to collaborate and partner with in working toward a charitable cause. The idea was to create momentum for a collective national effort under one philanthropic campaign. The CPP campaign assists North American Vietnamese non-profit organizations or philanthropy organizations to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative partnership with UNAVSA and its constituent groups.
Pacific Links Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2001 with the goal of preventing the human trafficking of vulnerable Vietnamese as well as supporting survivors reclaim their lives. Their programs empower the most vulnerable populations in Vietnam and helps survivors by providing them with education, life skills training and job opportunities so that they can create a better future for themselves, their families, and their country.