Global Village Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering disadvantaged children in Vietnam to become self-sufficient and thriving members of their community. Established in 1999 by author and humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip as a follow-up to her previous nonprofit East Meets West, GVF partners with global NGOs, businesses, and universities to create innovative and sustainable programs that alleviate poverty. We are committed to providing transformative educational, health, technology, and career training programs and resources in a nurturing environment.

Join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children in Vietnam.


Educating Children & Uplifting Lives Since 2000




How You Can Get Involved

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Sponsor Program

Sponsoring a program at Global Village Foundation allows you to play a crucial role in empowering individuals and communities worldwide through education, healthcare, and sustainable development.

Volunteer Program

Volunteering with us offers a chance to make a tangible difference by participating in impactful projects and initiatives that uplift disadvantaged communities and foster global harmony.

Charitable Donation

Your generous donation is needed now more than ever to support those in need and make a difference in their lives.

What We Do

Global Village Foundation’s mission is to advocate, educate, act, forgive, and reconcile in peace through humanitarian work; seeking to end human suffering by promoting global peace through nonviolence and encouraging people to become better and stronger bridge builders.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been giving back locally with a cross-cultural exchange experience here in San Diego, California. For more information, check out our Apprenticeship program.

Our Story

Global Village Foundation (GVF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 non-governmental organization based in San Diego, California founded in 1999 by author and humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip.  We are non-religious, non-political, and non-governmental.  Our mission is to uplift the people of rural Vietnam and Southeast Asia through self-sustaining programs in education, healthcare, cultural preservation, and disaster relief, as well as the construction of schools and homes in improverished regions.  As volunteers working through hands-on engagement at the grassroots level, we provide valuable life lessons to both local and international recipients, encouraging literacy and supporting regional arts and culture.

Ongoing Causes

At Global Village Foundation, our ongoing programs encompass a wide range of initiatives that focus on education, healthcare, empowerment, and sustainable development, working towards creating a better world for individuals and communities in need.

Basic Education

Empower children to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future with a higher mind of thinking and computer skills.

$4,092 Donated

Dream Come True

Sponsor a child from the Village of Hope & Peace Village Orphanages on two-day field trip.                                    

$445 Donated

Higher Education

Assist 50 high school graduates as they journey to college to pursue a degree program in education, arts, and performance arts.

$2,048 Donated

Become a Volunteer Today

Volunteering today is a meaningful opportunity to make a positive impact, contribute to causes you care about, and inspire change in the world, starting with the actions you take right now.


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Helping Underserved Children in Rural Vietnam

By helping underserved children in Vietnam, you have the power to transform their lives, providing them with brighter futures and opportunities they may not have otherwise had.

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Now is the time to get in touch and get involved, as your contribution and participation can make a significant difference in creating positive change through GVF’s inspiring work.

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Global Village Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Our tax ID number is 33-0861136.