by Estrella D. Truong thi Kim Chuyen, Ivan Small & Diep Vuong
This paper aims to complement existing studies of diaspora philanthropy in Asia with new primary research on giving to Vietnam. The paper provides a broad overview of diaspora philanthropy and giving practices emerging among various segments of Vietnam’s 3.2 million global diaspora. However, given that the phenomenon of collective giving tends to become stronger over time as diaspora communities become successful in their countries of resettlement, focus is given to diaspora philanthropy coming from communities in the United States, where resettlement processes have been going on for over 30 years and where nearly half the Vietnamese diaspora resides. The paper examines a range of Vietnamese diaspora philanthropy projects and collaborative efforts.
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