About Us

Our
Mission & Values

Vietnamese Volunteer Foundation, Inc (VIVO) was founded in 1979. It is one of the most dedicated 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based organization providing comprehensive acculturation, employment, health and human support as well as senior and family services to over 100,000 residents in the counties of Santa Clara and San Joaquin in Northern California. The success of VIVO has been its ability to maximize its internal resources and grassroots support to collaborate with local, state and federal governments, public and private entities. 

VIVO's mission is to empower the underserved communities through community service, education, leadership and cultural activities. VIVO's bilingual/bicultural services include programs such as Senior Program, Youth & Family Programs, Health Education, English-as-a-Second Language, Computer Skills Training, Employment Placement, Citizenship Classes, Community Advocacy and other services.

VIVO possesses a history of over 30 years earning the trust of the community as an agency dedicated to the betterment of the local community Vietnamese-Americans and the Northern California community-at-large. Our organization consists of 10 staff and a vast number of volunteers dedicated to helping the community. Our Executive Director and the Executive Team are the driving force behind the organization.

Our History
In 1979, a group of young Vietnamese-American professionals in San Jose put into action their strong commitment to community services by founding VIVO - Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, a non-profit agency to assist refugees/immigrants and low income ethnic families become productive members of our community Value multicultural diversity. Extending these services, VIVO developed a second branch in Stockton in 1985.

Our Philosophy
Compassion within a Cultural framework

Team Values
  • Commitment, Assertive, Compassionate and Responsible
  • Bilingual and bi-culture
  • Dedication
  • Passionate
  • Client oriented


The Founders

Board of Directors

The members of our board of directors are thought leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.

Board of Advisors

The members of our board of advisors are thought leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.

Executive Team


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