Narrow The Gap - Creating shared value for 17 SDGs

by LIN Center for Community Development Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified


Every year, local not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) in Vietnam continue to fight an uphill battle to build a better future for their communities and bring equal opportunity to disadvantaged groups, but who is fighting to make sure the NPOs have the knowledge and resources they need to stay afloat? Since 2009, LIN's Narrow the Gap Community Fund has brought together resources to support projects that address the most pressing issues. Will you join us in creating a brighter future for Vietnam?

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Local NPOs will be forced to shut down if they are unable to sustain themselves, regardless of their cause or the number of lives they may be changing. In Vietnam, many of these NPOs constantly find themselves underfunded, understaffed and lacking the business acumen to effectively navigate the complexities of the nonprofit sector. LIN does not believe this needs to be the reality.


LIN's Narrow the Gap Community Fund supports nonprofits tackling the most pressing needs in HCMC. Our Fund works in a simple way: LIN challenges the local community to explore the problem; local nonprofits propose solutions; experts and community members vote for the best projects, donations from individuals and companies are pooled and transferred to the selected projects, LIN monitors and reports on the projects, matching skilled volunteers and organizing site visits to the grantees.

Long-Term Impact

The Narrow the Gap Community Fund is committed to creating equality and tackling a wide spectrum of challenges by supporting local NPOs through a multi-pronged approach. The Fund provides forward-looking training to nonprofit staff so they can deliver more effective programs, while simultaneously engaging the local community and connecting people with a shared interest. In the end, projects are funded, a stronger community is forged and concrete steps are taken toward a better tomorrow.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Official Narrow the Gap Campaign Website
List of LIN's nonprofit partner organizations
List of past Narrow the Gap grantees
LIN on Facebook

Organization Information

LIN Center for Community Development

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, NA - Vietnam
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
LIN Center
Ho Chi Minh City, N/A Vietnam
$2,412 raised of $5,000 goal
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$2,588 to go
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